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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 whether or not you’re getting good advice from your friends, family, and co-workers. Also on this show:

  • Why neighborly advice is typically wrong more often than not.
  • Can you get an accurate quote from a repair shop over the phone?
  • The benefits of taking precise notes before taking your car into your repair shop.
  • 2005 Nissan Maxima: After rebuilding the transmission, my check engine light is still on. What services should I look into next?
  • 2005 Nissan Sentra: My car failed emissions last year due to my catalytic converter. I was able to pass after taking it to a repair store- but I’m worried about registering again since the light still comes on. Do I need to replace anything?
  • 2006 Lexus GS300: My transmission seems to stick between 3rd and 4th gear. Is this something I should be concerned about or is this typically now that I have some mileage on my car?
  • 2004 Chrysler 300: The check engine light in my vehicle is on. Is there somewhere reputable you would recommend taking my car to?
  • 2007 Chevrolet Silverado: My truck is shifting hard from 1st to 2nd gear.  I was quoted between 3-5k for a new transmission. Does this seem reasonable?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2005 Nissan Maxima, 2005 Nissan Sentra, 2006 Lexus GS300, 2004 Chrysler 300, and the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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