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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 correct and safest way to jumpstart a vehicle’s battery. Also on this show:

  • How to avoid ever needing to jump start your vehicle.
  • Common reasons and car components that relate to why your battery may die.
  • How your driving habits affect the modules and memory inside your modern vehicle.
  • Why to always replace your battery with an Interstate!
  • How a jump start gone wrong can affect your vehicle in the long term.
  • Rule #1: If you’re unsure how to jump start a battery – don’t do it!
  • 2013 Ford Edge: I was told there is a power steering issue with my vehicle, but I haven’t noticed any problems or leaks. Should I trust this shop?
  • 1998 Dodge 3500: I’m considering the purchase of this vehicle. At 170k miles, what are your thoughts?
  • 2010 Nissan Xterra: What symptoms would I be experiencing to know that my motor mounts need to be replaced?
  • 2005 Honda Element: While turning, I’m hearing a thud coming from my suspension. What could be causing this?
  • 2016 Dodge Caravan: After long trips, my remote and button for the tailgate do not function. Have you seen this problem before?
  • 2009 GMC Denali: I’ve noticed a clunk coming from my truck during a start. Is this common with these GMC vehicles?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2013 Ford Edge, 1998 Dodge 3500, 2010 Nissan Xterra, 2005 Honda Element, 2016 Dodge Caravan, and the 2009 GMC Denali.

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