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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 are joined by Tim Nelson of Virginia Auto Service to talk about how to prepare your vehicle for a road trip and other tips on how to travel safely this holiday season. Also on this show:

  • Why it could be beneficial to you to rent a car if you’re planning a road trip.
  • How to check your tires for safety before driving.
  • Why you shouldn’t cheap out on windshield wipers.
  • Important fluids to check before taking your car on a road trip.
  • Important items you should have stocked somewhere in your vehicle before hitting the road.
  • How to plan for a catastrophic failure while you’re on a road trip.
  • Why you should always use an Interstate Battery in your vehicle.
  • 2005 Toyota Corolla: All of my starting components seem to be functioning properly, but this car is still having trouble turning over. What else could be contributing to this problem?
  • Is there a difference between full synthetic and 100% synthetic oils?
  • Ford Explorer: I’ve noticed an intermittent shake at highway speeds coming from my vehicle. I’ve already had my tires balanced – what else could be causing this?
  • 2004 Nissan Titan: There is an intermittent click coming from my vehicle. Could this be related to my AC?
  • 2003 Nissan Murano: While accelerating from a stop, I have to really push my vehicle. What is causing this hesitation?
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado: During the colder months, my truck will die after starting. How can I diagnose this issue?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2005 Toyota Corolla, Ford Explorer, 2004 Nissan Titan, 2003 Nissan Murano, and the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado.

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