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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 repairs and services you should consider once your car reaches 200k miles. Also on this show:

  • How to prolong your car’s life: Brakes, tires, transmission services, Interstate batteries and more.
  • What you should expect during the first years of owning a car, and how finances break down with the cost of maintenance.
  • How the best “used car” can be the car you already own.
  • 1966 Chevrolet Impala: After replacing the alternator and wiring, my car still won’t hold a charge. What should I look into next?
  • 2013 Toyota Tundra: I’ve been noticing a strong vibration coming from my gas pedal at certain speeds. What is causing this?
  • 2001 Nissan Quest: I’ve replaced my water pump and a few other parts, but I’m still hearing a “hiss.” How can this be fixed?
  • 2014 Ford Mustang: At 24k miles, what should I consider as far as maintenance?
  • When to consider a timing belt replacement.
  • 2004 Ford Crown Victoria: I’ve been hearing a “howl” coming from underneath my car. Is this a drive-train issue?
  • 2010 Volkswagen Passat: My VW is having an issue revving at a stop. Have you diagnosed this issue before?

Cars talked about on this show are the 1966 Chevrolet Impala, 2013 Toyota Tundra, 2001 Nissan Quest, 2014 Ford Mustang, 2004 Ford Crown Victoria , and the 2010 Volkswagen Passat.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week


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