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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 why October is a great month to have maintenance or repairs done on your vehicle. Also on this show:

  • Common problems your car may be having during this time of year.
  • Why your engine oil may be low without a visible leak.
  • Things to consider if you’re planning on visiting Northern Arizona this holiday season.
  • How your brake pads can affect your brake fluid levels.
  • Why you should build maintenance cost into your used car purchase budget.
  • 1995 Honda Civic: I’ve noticed a shaking on my driver’s side. After replacing the axle the problem hasn’t gone away. What else should I inspect?
  • Where you can buy -20 windshield washer fluid.
  • 1998 Chevrolet Silverado: There is a loud clicking noise while starting my truck, only after it sits for a few days. What could be causing this?
  • 1997 Chevrolet Suburban: While driving in overdrive, I’m noticing a delayed shift into 2nd gear. Is my transmission in trouble or is this a small adjustment that needs to be made?
  • 1997 Cadillac DeVille: I’m having an issue with my battery dying after sitting for around 3 days. What electrical issues might I be having?
  • 2005 Mitsubishi Galant: After replacing a few springs in my transmission, my car won’t start at all. What should I do next?
  • 2002 Honda CRV: My SRS light is on. Will the dealer fix this for me?
  • 2006 Toyota Tacoma: This truck has over 200k miles and I use it for longer trips often. It runs great now- but what are some things I could do to prevent a future breakdown?

Cars talked about on this show are the 1995 Honda Civic, 1998 Chevrolet Silverado, 1997 Chevrolet Suburban, 1997 Cadillac DeVille, 2005 Mitsubishi Galant, 2002 Honda CRV, and 2006 Toyota Tacoma.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper helps a listener in Tempe about an issue with her AC.