One of our Car Pro Show listeners is a finalist in the Ford Hall Of Fans Contest and needs our help!
The Ford Hall of Fans, a program that recognizes some of the most passionate NFL fans across the country, is welcoming a new group of football fanatics to its prestigious club.
Six nominees are up for induction into the Ford Hall of Fans at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Dallas Cowboys fan Jamie O’Pelt is a customer at Car Pro Dealer Five Star Ford in North Richland Hills, Read More
I’ve said on the Car Pro Show many times, that the GM Super Cruise system on the Cadillac CT6 was as close to a real self-driving car I’ve ever driven. It worked extremely well.
Now we find out that Super Cruise driver assistance technology will launch on the Sierra 1500 Denali in late model year 2022. The pickup will have the latest version of Super Cruise including the Read More
I hope you will take a minute before Christmas to remember our troops AND their families, many of them are thousands of miles away. We are proud to bring to you a very moving rendition of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
From the Car Pro Show staff, thank you ladies and gentlemen of our military for a job VERY WELL DONE. We are thinking of you and wish you were home.
Click here for the best three minutes of audio you’ve heard in a while, narrated by the melodious tones of Mr. Kevin Read More
As we close out 2020 and try to forget most of it thanks to Covid-19, there are some people who need to be thanked. In the day-to-day hustle and bustle, sometimes we forget to thank those people who make our blessings possible.
First, I want to thank our dealer affiliates from coast-to-coast for living up to the promises I make on the air. Without them, there would be no Car Pro Show. You guys and gals do a great job. It was a challenging year to say Read More
It’s the holiday season and if you listen to the Car Pro Show, you know what that means: it’s the very best time of the year to buy a new set of wheels. That typically means busier than normal times at Car Pro dealerships, but don’t let that deter you, otherwise you could miss out on incredible incentives that come as dealers and automakers try to make their year-end sales goals. It’s an even more critical time this year as the industry tries to make up for sales lost in the early days of Covid in the spring.
If you choose to visit a Car Pro dealership over the next few weeks, know that our dealers are adhering to strict CDC protocols to keep you and their employees safe in these times. They are social distancing and sanitizing their showrooms, as well as vehicles for test drives. While some people will choose to shop and buy online from home, others will mask up and visit the showroom in person. If that’s you, it may take a little more patience than usual, but with our tips, you’ll have a great car buying experience, especially if you visit one of our Car Pro certified dealers as a VIP, and we’ll explain how to become a VIP below. Read More
I have been talking on the Car Pro Radio show for years about December being a great time to buy a new car. In spite of that I hear from people who say: “I am going to buy a new car right after the first of the year.” Generally, this will cost you substantially more money than buying in December, let me explain why.
Each year at this time, I put out a list of the vehicles I reviewed that were the most impactful or left an impression on me. I take into consideration all the things I talk about on the Car Pro Radio show: Value, driving impressions, and overall impressions of the vehicle.
As with most of 2020, my video schedule was totally screwed up, although I continued to review vehicles even when I didn’t do a weekly video.
In the first quarter of the year, I was rained out for four of the twelve sessions. Then from March 25 through the end of May, I didn’t do videos due to Covid-19. I just didn’t want to put myself or my film crew in jeopardy.
You’ve seen the ads on TV, online, and you’ve heard them on the radio. It is an annual event and some car companies have been doing the same campaigns for years, like the Lexus December to Remember Event, that has been going on for over 25 years now.
As you go through the list, you’ll see some themes are holiday oriented, some are year-end, and some just make no sense.
For fun, I thought I’d save you the trouble of trying to remember them all and give you a list of them, in alphabetical order. Read More
Almost two weeks ago on the WBAP show in North Texas, a lady named Carol who lives in Canton, TX called me on the air. She related a story to me about purchasing a vehicle from my son, who passed away in 2013 at 30 years old.
Her call touched me deeply and tested my ability to hold myself together on the air. For the most part, I was able to do that. It was just one of those touching moments that doesn’t Read More
To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude. - Albert Schweitzer
The year of 2020. What can we all say? Who could have Read More
Thursday we will gather around the dinner table with family and friends to share good food, warm laughter, and the happy memories of Thanksgivings past. For many families whose loved ones serve in the Armed Forces, this year’s Thanksgiving celebration will not be complete.
A familiar voice will not be heard and a chair at the table will remain empty because they have someone far from home serving our country.
Thursday, members of the Armed Forces will gather in mess halls or tents across Read More
I have told you on the Car Pro Show that I saw used car prices falling at the auction recently. Edmunds data agrees with this and odds are great the fall will continue through the rest of the year, although at a modest pace. This info should play into your decision of doing something now instead of waiting until the end of December, especially if you are coming out of a lease.
Edmunds research shows used vehicle trade-in values are returning to normal Read More
As we observe Veterans Day on November 11, in honor of all who have served in our Armed Forces, and those who serve today, we offer this Tribute to Veterans, and say thank you for your service to America from all of us at the Car Pro Show. Read More
I addressed this on the Car Pro Radio show last Saturday and in the newsletter after another Takata airbag death.
We put recall info on our website’s recall section and in the newsletter every week, but I am not sure how many people pay close attention to it.
Often, recalls are for a certain vehicle, but only built during a specific timeframe. At other times, it is a vehicle built at a certain assembly plant. Although you hear of a recall of a certain year that matches yours, your vehicle may not be part of it. Read More
A Car Pro Show listener recently wanted to know how car dealers make money. He recounted how dealers talk about losing money on new cars all the time. He also knew a new car dealer who lived in a really nice home. It dawned on me that a lot of people might have this same perception.
How Dealerships Make MoneyThe truth is, rarely does a dealership make money on its new cars.
As I have pointed out, the difference between a dealer’s net cost and MSRP is getting thinner and thinner. All this Read More
I was invited to join a group of other local celebrities, media folk, and sports figures last week for an annual event called Empowering Seniors. Usually it is a live event, but thanks to Covid-19, this year it was all virtual.
I addressed several subjects, such as Seniors making the transition to SUVs and some of the options on cars I consider important for them. Then, I gave them a talk on why they should consider leasing. The last part Read More
I have been inundated with radio and TV requests recently about the Executive Order that California Governor Gavin Newsome signed, banning the sale of gas-powered cars in California by 2035. I touched on it last Saturday on the Car Pro Show, but in case you missed it, here are my thoughts so far.
A lot can happen in 15 years and this is a lofty goal to meet, but it should be understood that his Executive Order didn’t actually order anything. Here is the Read More
This week we celebrate 19 continuous years on the airwaves and begin our 20th broadcast year. It’s certainly been an unexpected year for the country and our world in wake of a pandemic that began in the spring and continues today. We want to take this moment to especially thank you for allowing us to be part of your weekends, inviting us into your homes, vehicles, or wherever you listen to the show, as we’ve navigated and continue to navigate these uncharted roads alongside all of you this Read More
Following up on last week’s special report about the used car bubble bursting, I thought I would bring you up to speed on what happened this week at the Manheim Dallas Auction on Wednesday, September 2nd.
I just finished watching the same auction as I reported on last week. This week, more vehicles brought closer than the Manheim Market Report guide (MMR). However, you have to factor in the fact that last week’s bloodbath lowered the MMR Read More