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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 how the rules have changed for auto repair shops in the past 20-30 years. Also on this show:

  • Examples of parts that no longer need to be serviced or replaced in modern vehicles.
  • Why your newer vehicle can at time be over-serviced.
  • The dangers of installing after-market replacement parts in newer vehicles.
  • Important information about when and why to replace your radiator hoses.
  • Questions and concerns to voice to your auto repair technician.
  • The differences found within modern car batteries.
  • 2010 Chrysler 300: I’ve noticed a “jolt” in my vehicle at stoplights. How can I begin diagnosing this issue?
  • 2003 Ford Expedition: There’s a small crack in my gas tank. Is there somewhere I could track down a replacement? Is this repairable?
  • 2013 Dodge Ram: The automatic lock system on my truck has worn out, and I was quoted over $1,300 to have it fixed. Any advice?
  • 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan: What information can you give me about my vehicles timing chain system and replacement interval?
  • 2011 Chevrolet Camaro: After overheating, I realized there was an issue with my coolant system. Could this be related to my water pump also?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2010 Chrysler 300, 2003 Ford Expedition, 2013 Dodge Ram, 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan, and the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro


Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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