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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 where to look at car reviews on the internet and how credible they are.

 Also on this show:

  • Why you can’t always trust auto shop reviews online.
  • Different types of auto reviews.
  • Why reviews online often stick to 2 extremes.
  • Information about the Good Guys Auto Show.
  • Should I change my oil every year even if I don’t put 3k on my car?
  • Why you should put an Interstate Battery in your car.
  • 2005 Nissan Murano: I’ve had an issue with my wheel hub for a few months. The dealership quoted me $600.
  • Would buying the part and taking it to a mechanic of my own?
  • 2009 Volkswagen Routan: I’ve taken this van in for several issues about 30 times. What can you tell me
  • about lemon laws in AZ?
  • 1996 Ford Taurus: My car is having issues starting. Without any diagnostic tools, where would you
  • recommend I start without replacing a lot of parts?
  • Ford C-Max: Driving down the freeway I notice a sudden surge of power intermittently. Have you seen this
  • issue before?
  • 2012 Ford Fiesta: This car has been in the shop 5 times after completely breaking down. Was there a Ford
  • recall you know about on this car?
  • 2010 Dodge Caravan: I’ve noticed a clicking noise that goes away once I brake. What is causing this?
  • 1997 Plymouth Neon: How can I tell if my car has an EGR issue?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2005 Nissan Murano, 2009 Volkswagen Routan, 1996 Ford Taurus, Ford C-Max, 2012 Ford Fiesta, 1997 Plymouth Neon, and the 2010 Dodge Caravan.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week


Bumper to Bumper helps a listener diagnose an issue with their 2015 Mazda 6.