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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 ways the cooling Arizona temperatures will affect the overall health of your vehicle and how the cost of vehicle ownership should affect your buying decision. Also on this show:

  • Budgeting for used vehicle maintenance over the course of a decade.
  • Maintenance and repairs to expect near 100k miles.
  • How much money you should save each month after purchasing a new vehicle based on a 10-year timeframe.
  • The best places to invest extra cash into your vehicle.
  • 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee: I’ve had to add oil every 750 miles or so. Is this common for a newer vehicle like mine?
  • 2001 Ford Taurus: My car is hesitating to shift into drive for 2 seconds. Is this something to be concerned about?
  • 2013 Chevrolet Silverado: The AC in my Silverado only runs cold for a short amount of time, until I jiggle the knobs a bit. How can I pinpoint the issue here?
  • 2013 Jeep Compass: While accelerating, my car is jerking quite a bit. I’ve just replaced the transmission- What else could be causing these symptoms?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2001 Ford Taurus, and the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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