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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 the “tune up” has evolved alongside modern day cars and vehicle technology. Also on this show:

  • Why your car or truck may still need and in depth look at the components of your vehicle that are monitored by a computer.
  • Increments that common parts should last in your vehicle (sparkplugs, filters, etc.)
  • Important maintenance items that will extend the lifetime of your vehicle.
  • Information about carbon buildup in your car or truck’s engine.
  • 2007 Pontiac Solstice: I was told that I have low compression in 2 of my cylinders. Am I better off taking this to the shop or buying a used or rebuilt motor?
  • 2010 Nissan Altima: Where should I take this car to be inspected before purchasing it?
  • 2008 Mercury Sable: Have you seen coolant issues with other vehicles similar to mine?
  • 2005 Toyota Camry: What type of maintenance and repairs should I be most concerned about with my vehicle’s age?
  • 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe: My car takes a few tries to start each time but isn’t showing any codes. How can I diagnose the issue here?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2007 Pontiac Solstice, 2010 Nissan Altima, 2008 Mercury Sable, 2005 Toyota Camry, and the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper helps a listener prioritize which repairs her vehicle needs.