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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 preventative maintenance and other services you shouldn’t put off to avoid costly repairs in the future. Also on this show:

  • Simple maintenance practices that will extend the lifetime of your vehicle.
  • Why you shouldn’t always trust the manufacturer’s suggestion for extended oil change intervals.
  • Motor mounts, belts, hoses, and other parts that should be replaced during your vehicle’s lifetime and at what increments based on your car or truck.
  • Why you should have your auto repair shop test your battery every time you take your vehicle in – and why to have it replaced with an Interstate Battery.
  • 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche: How serious is an oxygen sensor code/check engine light? Should I have my truck repaired right away?
  • 2011 Ford F150: I’ve noticed a clicking sound coming from my blend doors. How difficult of a repair is this?
  • 2009 Ford Flex: My car has been shifting hard and I noticed a small transmission leak. Should I be concerned about needing a new transmission?
  • 2014 Audi S4: Should my bushings be failing at only 45k miles? Would you recommend performance bushings?
  • 2017 Chevrolet Malibu: I’ve noticed a slow air leak coming from my driver’s side tire. Will the monitoring system still function with a valve stem?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche¸ 2011 Ford F150, 2009 Ford Flex, 2014 Audi S4, and the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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