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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 why two similar or even identical makes/models can have very different qualities when it comes to their internal components. Also on this show:

  • Less common maintenance items you should still be having done.
  • When to service your transmission.
  • What factors contribute to oil leaks and when it’s important to have the leak fixed.
  • Why certain maintenance items become less important for an older car.
  • Honda Accord: I’ve heard that my car may need valve adjustments. How important is this?
  • 2000 Ford Expedition: After having a new crate motor installed in my truck, the transmission seems to be failing. What advice can you give me?
  • 2002 Kia Optima: Should I expect to have a new catalytic converter installed?
  • 2000 Ford F150: At t180k miles, I’ve noticed my truck sticking in second gear. Is this common?
  • 2000 Chevrolet Suburban: The rear AC is blowing cold in my truck while the front is blowing warm. How can I fix this problem?
  • 2016 Nissan Rogue: I’ve noticed the hood rising while driving at higher speeds. Is this characteristic of my vehicle?

Cars talked about on this show are the Honda Accord, 2000 Ford Expedition, 2002 Kia Optima, 2000 Ford F150, 2000 Chevrolet Suburban, and the 2016 Nissan Rogue.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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