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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 talk about why routine maintenance is so important for the lifetime of your car or truck. Also on this show:

  • Why it’s important to ask questions and how to better relate to your auto shop.
  • How to prioritize and relay maintenance information to your mechanic.
  • Tips on how to proactively maintain your vehicle in order to avoid costly repairs.
  • 2001 Honda Passport: While pumping gas, I have to hold the handle the entire time. What could be causing this issue?
  • 2004 Acura MDX: The transmission in this car has recently been rebuilt. Do you think it was worth the cost?
  • 2014 Hyundai Sonata: My brakes are making a loud noise. After an inspection, it seems that there has been a Ford brake pad replaced on my car. Will this hurt my vehicle over time?
  • 2002 Dodge Ram: I’ve recently replaced the evap system in my truck. What information can you give me about my compressor and AC switches?
  • 2012 Ford Fiesta: A few warning lights came on simultaneously while driving my car the other day. Is this an electrical issue?
  • 2005 Chevrolet: Can you recommend somewhere to purchase an O ring for my truck?
  • 2003 Isuzu Ascent: The headlights in this vehicle are coming on and off intermittently. How can I further diagnose this problem?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2001 Honda Passport, 2004 Acura MDX, 2014 Hyundai Sonata, 2002 Dodge Ram, 2005 Chevrolet, and the 2003 Isuzu Ascent.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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