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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 and why the cost of vehicle ownership has gone up in the past few decades. Also on this show:

  • How to prevent any financial surprises over the lifetime of your new vehicle by budgeting for repairs.
  • What you’ll be faced with when you have to replace your older vehicle.
  • The importance of preventative maintenance and why the best used vehicle is the one you already drive.
  • Factors to consider before trading in your current vehicle.
  • The best and worst times to buy a new car.
  • 2008 GMC Sierra: Should I replace ALL of my lifters if I hear one knocking?
  • 2007 GMC Sierra: What type of shocks would you recommend I have replaced on my truck?
  • 2018 Ford F150: What advice can you give me concerning manufacturer warranties for brand new vehicles?
  • 2011 Dodge Charger: My car doesn’t seem to want to turn left. Could this be more than a power steering issue?
  • 1992 Ford Ranger: My headlights are starting to dim after driving for a while, then comes back after restarting. Is this a wiring problem?
  • 2002 Chevrolet S10: My truck has an extremely difficult time starting, but then runs fine. How can I solve this issue?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2008 GMC Sierra, 2007 GMC Sierra, 2018 Ford F150, 2011 Dodge Charger, 1992 Ford Ranger, and the 2002 Chevrolet S10.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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