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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 auto repair and maintenance has evolved throughout the years. Also on this show:

  • Car tip of the week.
  • The average amount of times you should visit a shop per year.
  • What are the most common maintenance services you should never skip?
  • More information about the Summer of Love to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
  • 2011 Ford Escape: I’m noticing a vibration while in gear, and a shuttering while decelerating. Any idea what could be causing this?
  • 2004 Toyota Sienna: I’m going through tires every 15k miles, even though I’ve been rotating them, etc. Is this a typically characteristic with this vehicle?
  • 2006 Jeep Liberty: I’ve been putting oil in my car almost as often as gas. Why am I burning oil so quickly?
  • 1998 Cadillac Deville: My car is overheating after driving only a few miles. Is this an issue with my fans?
  • 2006 Dodge Charger: Leaving for work this morning, I couldn’t get my vehicle to shift out of park. What should I do?
  • 2005 Mercury Montego: When I start my car, I’m noticing a surge in the engine. How do I fix this?
  • Ford E250: About halfway through a slow right turn, I’ve been losing power. More recently I’ve noticed a lull in the AC as well. Are these issues related?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2011 Ford Escape, 2004 Toyota Sienna, 2006 Jeep Liberty, 1998 Cadillac Deville, 2006 Dodge Charger, 2005 Mercury Montego, and Ford E250

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper Radio answers a listener's question regarding their cold air intake.