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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 AC maintenance and warning signs of failing components in your vehicle’s air conditioning system. Also on this show:

  • How often you should have your car’s AC system serviced.
  • Different factors and parts that contribute to the overall performance of your AC.
  • Warning signs of a leaking air conditioning system.
  • How often to replace your cabin air filter.
  • Why you should avoid hooking gauges up to your AC system unless completely necessary.
  • 2013 Nissan Altima: Multiple components in my dashboard aren’t functioning correctly. Is there a sole factor that could be causing all these multiple issues?
  • 2000 Toyota Corolla: Shortly after purchasing this car, the AC went out. Is this an issue with the compressor?
  • 2016 Nissan Titan: My truck is having issues downshifting automatically. Is this a transmission issue or a computer sensor problem?
  • 2007 Honda Accord: After running for a while, there is an odor coming from my car’s AC. What causes this?
  • 2008 Chevrolet Equinox: Depending on the speed I’m traveling, my AC blows at different rates. What is contributing to this?
  • 1996 Dodge Ram: What information can you give me about the transmission in my truck? Specifically traveling in reverse.

Cars talked about on this show are the 2013 Nissan Altima, 2000 Toyota Corolla, 2016 Nissan Titan, 2007 Honda Accord, 2008 Chevrolet Equinox, and the 1996 Dodge Ram.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper helps a listener diagnose a brake issue with their Toyota Rav4.