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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 to take better care of your car in the New Year. Also on this show:

  • How to plan for maintenance and service for the year.
  • The importance of a paid inspection to budget for repair.
  • Whether or not you should be skeptical of a free inspection.
  • The benefits of consistently servicing your car at the same shop.
  • 1996 Saturn SL2: My engine runs hot then takes quite a bit of time to cool off. What are the causes of this and what should I do to fix this issue?
  • Chevrolet Astrovan: I’m noticing a vibration while idling and my check engine light has come on. What is causing this?
  • 2007 Ford Taurus: There is a vibration in my front end at certain speeds but my tires are fine. Is this a throttle issue?
  • 2016 Ford Taurus: What grade of tint would you recommend for my rear window?
  • 2011 Mazda 3: How often would you recommend cleaning my fuel injectors?
  • 2001 Volkswagen Passat: I recently purchased this vehicle then found out it was flipped. After speaking to the original owner I think it may have a crank shaft issue. Are any other parts affecting this leak?
  • 2007 Ford Equinox: I’m having an issue with my ignition turning off. After replacing the switch the problem is still there. What should I do next?

Cars talked about on this show are the 1996 Saturn SL2, Chevrolet Astrovan, 2007 Ford Taurus, 2016 Ford Taurus, 2011 Mazda 3, 2001 Volkswagen Passat, and the 2007 Ford Equinox

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