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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 your check engine light and the various reasons your car may need a repair. Also on this show:

  • Situations when it’s okay to ignore your check engine light.
  • Why the check engine lights is mainly there to reduce emissions.
  • What a flashing check engine light means.
  • Why you need more information about your warning lights than an auto parts store can give you.
  • The importance of taking notes on when your check engine light comes on.
  • Information about the numerous codes your car may be giving.
  • 2013 Kia Optima: I was told there is an issue with my high pressure fuel pump, but I only notice the problem when starting my car. Is this something I should take care of right away?
  • 2010 Honda Accord: Have you seen many cylinder issues with Honda Accords?
  • 1999 Dodge Ram: Can you recommend a good shop for me in the West Valley?
  • 2008 Dodge: My engine has been cutting out with no warning lights. Have you seen this issue before?
  • 2003 Cadillac DeVille: My car has trouble turning over intermittently. Each time I take it to the shop, it has no problem. Is this an electrical issue?
  • 2007 Nissan Altima: My vehicle has issues after driving for over 30 minutes. What could be contributing to this problem?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2013 Kia Optima, 2010 Honda Accord, 1999 Dodge Ram, 2008 Dodge, 2003 Cadillac DeVille, and the 2007 Nissan Altima.

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