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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, AZ talk about getting the best results from your auto repair shops. Special guest Tim Nelson from Virginia Auto Service. Also on this show:

  • When I turn the heat on for the first time during the winter, there's a strange smell.
  • It's hard to turn the wheel on my car in the cold weather.
  • 1998 Jetta: After doing a full rebuild on the front end of my car, I'm hearing a heavy road noise on the driver side when I reach around 45mph.
  • Honda Civic 230,000 miles: The car cranks over but will not start.
  • National Car Care Council reports that 27% of cars have a flat spare tire.
  • Is the Ford Escape a good choice to use as a towable vehicle behind a camper?
  • 2007 Honda Sonata: I get a knocking noise coming from the engine when I fist pull my car out in the morning.
  • 2007 Toyota Avalon 83,000 miles: The dipstick says that it's lifetime fluid but when should it really be replaced?
  • 1989 Volvo: I replaced the solenoid but am still having problems. Is there any issues with the AW71 transmission that would inhibit the shift into overdrive?
  • 2004 Dodge Ram: I'm getting a lot of noise on the front end of my truck. Could this be a ball joint problem?
  • I noticed one of the clamps on my battery was loose and I can't seem to get them fastened down tight enough without using a tool.

Cars talked about on this show are the 1998 Jetta, Honda Civic, 2007 Honda Sonata, 2007 Toyota Avalon, 1989 Volvo, 2004 Dodge Ram

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper Radio helps a listener who has noticed a clunking sound coming from their 2013 GMC Sierra.