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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 tips and advice to remember while you’re shopping for a used car. Also on this show:

  • The importance of having a reputable auto shop check your car before making a purchase.
  • Why you should cushion your budget for repairs while buying a used car.
  • Why the cost of ownership increases for luxury vehicles.
  • The latest automotive news and recalls from the past week.
  • 1997 Oldsmobile: The AC in this car fails during acceleration & on on-ramps. Have you seen this problem before?
  • 2008 Honda Odyssey: I’m looking into replacing my belts, hoses, and coolant in the near future. At what mileage would you suggest having this done? Are there other services you’d recommend?
  • 2005 Chevrolet Malibu: This car is currently on its 4th battery in the past few months. What’s causing this?
  • 2008 Dodge Ram: I had a new air compressor installed recently, but now my AC only works intermittently. How can I fix this?
  • 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee: The tail lights on my vehicle have consistent issues. After replacing the lights a few times, I changed the circuit-board but am still experiencing problems. Where should I turn to next?
  • 2004 Isuzu Rodeo: I want to change my air filter, but I’m afraid to do so while leaving air in the line. Any advice?

Cars talked about on this show are the 1997 Oldsmobile, 2008 Honda Odyssey, 2005 Chevrolet Malibu, 2008 Dodge Ram, 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and 2004 Isuzu Rodeo.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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