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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 talks about the importance of installing the correct, high quality car parts. Also on this show:

  • Parts or costs that are commonly overlooked during the repair process.
  • Repairs that typically offer a variety of parts that may differ greatly in cost.
  • Information about strut replacement.
  • 2011 Toyota Tacoma: In your experience, how reliable are these trucks if I purchased a used one?
  • 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe: My truck intermittently blows warm air, but most times it’s perfectly cold. What could be causing this?
  • 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe: My truck is having some issues with its lifter. Do I risk damaging my engine further if I drive it another 60 miles to the shop?
  • 1965 Chevrolet Nova: What advice can you give me about locating a wiring issue in my dash?
  • 2001 Ford Focus: My car is stuttering in 1st gear and reverse. How can I diagnose this problem?
  • What are your thoughts on using “mystery oil” in my vehicle?
  • 2000 Mercury Sable: Every 3-5 days, my car has problems starting. After 20 minutes the problem goes away. No one has been able to find the cause of this – is there somewhere you recommend that I take my vehicle?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2011 Toyota Tacoma, 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe, 1965 Chevrolet Nova, 2001 Ford Focus, and the 2000 Mercury Sable.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper helps a listener who is having trouble passing emissions with their 2012 Nissan Pathfinder.