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Automobile Technology and Why Your Car Repair Bill Has Gone Up Over the Years


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Bumper to Bumper Radio, the car guys on KTAR, 92.3 FM in Phoenix, AZ, broadcast every Saturday from 11:00 am to noon. On this show, Dave Riccio of Tri-City Transmission in Tempe, AZ and Matt Allen of Virginia Auto Service in Phoenix, AZ talk about how technology has influenced car repair services, the surprise of auto repair costs and how to avoid major repairs by taking advantage or preventative maintenance. Also on this show:

  • Why the average repair bill has gone up throughout the years.
  • How the personality of the car owner can affect the lifespan of the vehicle.
  • Warning signs of a failing battery and why you should replace yours with an Interstate Battery.
  • 2012 Volkswagen GTI: Around 4k RPM I’ve been hearing a whistling noise. What could be causing this and where do you recommend I have it inspected?
  • 1999 Chevrolet Silverado: The control box holding my brake lines seems to be affecting my battery. Is there a rebuild kit available for my vehicle?
  • 2004 Ford Pickup: At 260k miles, can you recommend a shop to diagnose potential repairs in the Lavene area?
  • 2005 Dodge Dakota: When I turn on my AC, I’m hearing a clicking sound and there isn’t cold air coming through my vents. Is this a problem with my AC motor?
  • 2013 Hyundai Sonata: Will my compressor be damaged because of low refrigerant levels?
  • Toyota Camry: I’ve had a number of gaskets replaced but I still have an oil leak. Where can I take my car to better diagnose this issue?
  • 2007 Honda Element: During the warmer months, I can hear a squeaking noise coming from my hood. The dealership has been unable to diagnose this problem. What might be causing this?
  • 2008 Chrysler Town & Country: A few warning lights have come on since I recently had to come to a quick stop. What activated this?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2012 GTI, 1999 Chevrolet Silverado, 2004 Ford Pickup, 2005 Dodge Dakota, 2013 Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, 2007 Honda Element, and the 2008 Chrysler Town & Country.