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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 to prepare for you Summer road trip and interesting information about oil you may not have heard before. Also on this show:

  • The frequency of vehicle breakdown during road trips in the Summer.
  • The importance of frequent vehicle “check-ups”.
  • When it may be better to rent a car for your Summer trips.
  • Quick and easy things to check on your vehicle before you take a road trip.
  • How the way your tires looks may be deceiving.
  • Important information regarding the oil in your vehicle.
  • 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser: This vehicle is difficult to start whenever it sits for 2 or more hours. I’ve also noticed a clunking noise from underneath. What might be causing this?
  • 2015 Jeep Patriot: When I shift into reverse I hear what sounds like a brake squeal- but only after my car is parked for a while. This car is brand new- where is this sound coming from?
  • 2000 Chevrolet Suburban: Every couple of weeks, my engine dies during a turn. I don’t have any warning lights on, and service this car regularly. What is the issue here?
  • 2005 Lincoln Navigator: I’ve noticed a slight rattle from my hood, but after checking everything I don’t see anything loose. What is the sound coming from?
  • 2007 Acura SPX: What do you recommend as far as timing belt services for this vehicle?
  • 2003 Toyota Tacoma: I’ve used this vehicle a lot for camping. What are the precautions I should take if I want to add a second battery?
  • 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe: When I decelerate, I’m getting a shutter around 25 mph. What’s causing this?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 2015 Jeep Patriot, 2000 Chevrolet Suburban, 2005 Lincoln Navigator, 2007 Acura SPX, 2003 Toyota Tacoma, 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper Radio helps a listener who suspects there is a fuel blockage issue with her Kia.