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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 the common factors that contribute to some auto repairs or services taking a bad turn. Also on this show:

  • How miscommunication can occur between you and your auto repair shop.
  • Why you shouldn’t expect accurate pricing for parts or a repair over the telephone.
  • The dangers of “calling around” to different auto repair shops when there’s an issue with your vehicle.
  • When it’s important to get a second opinion and ways you will benefit by having a “home” shop.
  • Tips to help ensure a safe trip if you’re traveling to see the snow.
  • What advice can you give me about tire inflation levels in Arizona?
  • 2015 GMC 2500: My truck is telling me to consistently add diesel exhaust fluid. Now my check engine light is also coming on. Could this be a software issue?
  • 1994 Ford Explorer: My truck is overheating while idling. I’ve tried many of the common fixes – what other parts or services should I consider?
  • 2004 Pontiac Aztek: There is a light telling me that my hatch is consistently open, however the dome light stays off. How can I fix this?
  • 2015 Nissan Rogue: The fan on my AC jumps up each time I plug something into my USB port. Have you seen this problem before?
  • 2016 Toyota Sequoia: The oil pressure in my vehicle shoots up while starting on a cold day. Is this normal?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2015 GMC 2500, 1994 Ford Explorer, 2004 Pontiac Aztek, 2015 Nissan Rogue, and the 2016 Toyota Sequoia.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper helps a listener diagnose an issue with their 2015 Mazda 6.