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Weekly Recalls: Lamborghini, Lincoln, Tesla (2), Volkswagen
   Published December 3, 2020
LAMBORGHINI
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V713000
Manufacturer: Lamborghini (Automobili Lamborghini)
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,831

Summary
Automobili Lamborghini (Lamborghini) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Urus vehicles. High temperatures in the engine compartment may damage the fuel line quick connector, possibly resulting in a fuel leak.

Remedy
Lamborghini will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel line and quick connector,  Read More
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How to Get Your Christmas Tree Home Safely
   Published December 2, 2020
You are likely to see more Christmas trees perched atop car roofs this year. That’s because Christmas tree sales are expected to be up, as families look for some holiday cheer in what’s been a particularly challenging year. A recent NBC news report cites a recent survey by the Christmas Tree Promotion Board that found 25% of people who had an artificial tree or no tree last year plan to go all out by buying a real one this year.

If you’re one of those planning to mask up and head out to your local tree lot or tree farm, make sure you have the tools to get it home safely. (Or plan to have it delivered to you.) Unsafe transport methods, like putting it unsecured in the trunk or improperly tied down to the roof of the car, can be a recipe for disaster. If it falls out, it becomes hazardous road debris.
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Don’t Let A Christmas Party Turn Into A Tragedy
   Published December 2, 2020
Christmas and New Year’s are fast approaching and so, too, is NHTSA’s 2020 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Law enforcement agencies nationwide take part in the annual crackdown on drinking and driving around the holidays. This year’s campaign kicks off December 18th and runs through January 1, 2021.

It’s more than just a holiday issue. The statistics are staggering. Every day, 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve
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Bidding Closes Friday, Dec.4, For Eddie Van Halen’s Ferrari
   Published December 2, 2020
Here’s an opportunity of a lifetime for a car collector and Eddie Van Halen fan to own something that, for a time, belonged to late guitarist Eddie Van Halen. His custom 2000 550 Ferrari Maranello 6-speed race car with only 28,000 miles is currently on the auction block. The auctioneer, Gotta Have Rock & Roll, says the Ferrari is in excellent working condition, maintained and treated with care. The auction house also says  Read More
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Community Can Join Park Place Dealerships To Make The Holiday Season A Little Brighter
   Published December 2, 2020
We are so thankful for our Car Pro dealers who are helping their communities during this holiday season. Our friends at Park Place Dealerships in Dallas-Fort Worth are among them. The dealership group is hosting a food and toy drive to collect items that will go to those in need this holiday season, which is an especially tough one for many families. You can drop off a donation at one of the Park Place dealerships, or go online to purchase a gift in a  Read More
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Ford Mustang Mach-E Range, Plus New GT Performance Edition
   Published December 2, 2020
Ford will start delivering the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E to U.S. customers this month and ahead of its arrival we’re learning some new things about the all-electric SUV.

Official EPA Range
Ford says it’s completed the United States Environmental Protection Agency certification and range labeling processes for several variants of the all-electric 2021 Mustang Mach-E.

The premium extended-range rear-wheel-drive  Read More
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Hyundai, Kia Reach $210 Million Settlement With NHTSA Over Engine Recalls
   Published December 2, 2020
Hyundai and Kia must pay $210 million in penalties in a settlement reached with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration related to recalls of vehicles equipped with Theta II engines. The NHTSA found that the automakers, owned by parent company Hyundai, failed to conduct timely recalls of over 1.6 million vehicles equipped with these engines. The agency says they also didn’t accurately report certain  Read More
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Kia Telluride Named One Of 10 Best By Car and Driver
   Published December 2, 2020
For the second year in a row, the Kia Telluride is enjoying a spot on Car and Driver’s 10 Best List. We can’t say we’re surprised, as we’re big fans of the Telluride for a number of reasons including looks, quality and value.

“We’re excited to include the Kia Telluride in Car and Driver’s 10Best for the second year in a row,” said Sharon Carty, editor-in-chief of Car and Driver. “We remain impressed with how many features you get for  Read More
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Subaru, Lexus Top ALG Residual Value Award Winners
   Published December 2, 2020
I talk about resale value on the air a lot, and it is a big factor when I recommend a vehicle to a listener. ALG has been around for as long as I can remember, and they are the company that sets the residual values for automakers. This makes them experts in the area of resale.

Subaru and Lexus are the two brands with the best residual value in the ALG’s 2021 Residual Value Awards (RVA) awards. Subaru the best mainstream brand, Lexus the best luxury. Overall, Subaru  Read More
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Car Pro Advice: Why December Is The Time To Buy
   Published December 2, 2020
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.

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Holiday Auto Theft Report
   Published December 2, 2020
Keep your car locked and secure on New Year’s Day -- that’s the holiday with the most reported vehicle thefts according to the latest National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) Holiday Theft Report.

The report shows dramatic variations in theft activity throughout the winter months. According to the data, thieves aren’t too busy on Christmas Day, as it shows the fewest number of vehicles stolen on that day. Thanksgiving ranks low on the holiday theft list as well. However, New Year’s Eve  Read More
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ICYMI: Carol’s Call To The Car Pro Show
   Published December 2, 2020
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
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Orders Open Soon For 4th Ram “Built To Serve” Edition
   Published December 2, 2020
Order books open next month for the fourth truck in the Ram “Built to Serve Edition” lineup. The special editions are based on the Ram 1500 and honor the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The fourth installment honors the Marine Corps with a maritime land force-inspired theme in two colors - Tank and Flame Red - and only 1,000 of each will be built. They’ll both feature a black interior with Medium Greystone accent stitching. The trucks feature other unique interior and  Read More
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November 2020 Auto Sales, Welcome Back Ford
   Published December 2, 2020
We got the November auto sales numbers on Tuesday night, and for the first time in a couple of years, Ford Motor Company is reporting sales on a monthly basis again. I have hope that General Motors will join monthly reporting again in 2021.

Of those automakers that did report, it looks like November was a rough month, but like happens every once in a while, this was a product of the calendar. This November, the dealers had three fewer selling days, which can have a major  Read More
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Special Thanksgiving Message From Jerry Reynolds
   Published November 25, 2020
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
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Tips on Cleaning Your Car During the Coronavirus Pandemic
   Published November 23, 2020
As we head into the final weeks of the year, COVID-19 cases are again spiking across the nation as the “third wave” hits the U.S. It’s just as important now as it was in March and over the summer to take precautions to prevent its spread. A big difference between now and last spring, is that when the pandemic started, many people were staying home and off the roads and had postponed travel plans. But now, many people are venturing out more in their communities. Plus, as we head into the holiday season, some families may be planning to travel -- especially by car. According to AAA’s latest estimate -- 47.8 million Americans are planning road trips for Thanksgiving. That’s a drop of 4.5% over last year - but still, folks, 47.8 million is a lot of people hitting the road. Road trips are not a risk-free activity. It’s pretty hard to social distance 6-feet in the confines of a vehicle.

Whether you’re staying around town or one of those who is planning to travel by car this year, let’s again go through some tips on how to clean and sanitize your vehicle. Although no amount of cleaning is a guarantee of preventing the spread of COVID among passengers in your vehicle, there are things you can do to help minimize the risk.
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Thanksgiving Prayer For Our Military And First Responders
   Published November 23, 2020
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
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Holiday Shoppers: Be Careful Parking At The Mall
   Published November 23, 2020
When it comes to hitting the shopping mall during the holiday season, it can be a real jungle out there. Parking lots are accidents waiting to happen as they fill up with cars and people, including thieves who are only too happy to steal your Christmas out of your car. So there are many things to be on the lookout for, from your personal safety and that of other pedestrians, to the safety of your vehicle and its precious unwrapped contents.

Parking  Read More
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Black Friday Auto Sales/Last Weekend of November
   Published November 23, 2020
While shopping on Black Friday can be a stressful, tiring, and downright frightening thing to do, consumers will find some great deals on one of the biggest purchases they'll ever make: a new car.

This weekend, we have significant sale days back-to-back…Black Friday followed by the last weekend of the month, and Cyber Monday falling on the last day of November .

I recall from my days in the retail auto industry, we geared up for Black Friday and the weekend after, also. In the car business, when a lot of people are off work, you tend to be really busy. We also saw that while one spouse was at the mall, the other might be shopping for a car.

The incentives for November are ending on Monday November 30th. They remain aggressive across the board, especially remaining 2020 models. All the automakers stayed super aggressive on cars, trucks, and SUVs and seem to be upping rebates daily.   Read More
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Weekly Recalls: General Motors (2), Ford (2), Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Volkswagen
   Published November 23, 2020
GENERAL MOTORS (2)
#1NEW GM TAKATA AIRBAG RECALL

A big recall announced Monday regarding air bag inflators in GM vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the automaker must recall 5.9 million vehicles with Takata Airbag Inflators. The action comes after the NHTSA rejected the automakers petition to avoid the recall. The vehicles part of the recall involve 2007 and 2014 trucks and SUVs due to inflators at “risk of the same type of explosion after long-term exposure  Read More
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