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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 how much you should expect to pay to have your vehicle running smoothly throughout its lifetime. Also on this show:

  • How much you should rely on your owner’s manual for maintenance intervals.
  • Why your maintenance schedule may depend on the way you drive/ how you use your car.
  • Information about extended vehicle warranties.
  • When you should have your tires replaced and aligned.
  • Maintenance you should expect as soon as the first year of your vehicle’s life.
  • Nissan Sentra: I’ve noticed a strong odor coming from my car during the rain, just after starting it. I’ve already changed my cabin air filter – what else could you recommend?
  • 2010 Acura NDX: What can you tell me about DLR warning lights?
  • 2017 Hyundai Elantra: Is there a way to have the automated systems checked in my car?
  • 2002 Lexus 300ES: Does 68k miles seem too early to change the timing belt in this car?
  • 2008 Smart Car: I’ve noticed that my steering wheel is a little crooked. I don’t see anything wrong with my tires. What could have caused this?

Cars talked about on this show are the Nissan Sentra, 2010 Acura NDX, 2017 Hyundai Elantra, 2002 Lexus 300ES, and the 2008 Smart Car.

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