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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 ways to be confident and comfortable with the services and repairs recommended to you by your auto shop. Also on this show:

  • The recommended increments for a brake service / fluid replacement depending on your specific vehicle.
  • How to keep your vehicle’s coolant system running smoothly.
  • Are you being oversold on belts, hoses, or other common replacement parts?
  • Fuel injection maintenance and services that will extend the life of your car or truck.
  • 2018 Hyundai Accent: My car is intermittently hesitating while accelerating. What are some common reasons this may be happening?
  • Mazda Navajo: Is there a shop you would recommend to me in the Mesa area?
  • 2002 Chevrolet Malibu: Is there a kit or detail shop you would recommend to replace or repair a burn in the cloth of my passenger seat?
  • 2011 Mazda Miata: Is there a specific reason that some of my washer covers are made of copper and not aluminum?
  • 2002 Volkswagen EuroVan: My oil pressure light has come on. What could be causing this and is this common in VW vehicles?
  • 1991 Toyota Celica: This vehicle is losing power after driving on longer trips. Is this a fuel line issue?
  • 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor: I’ve noticed the smell of burning oil and have been topping off my oil between changes. What would you suggest I do?
  • 2003 Toyota Tundra: I’ve had a strange sound coming from my truck although it’s driving just fine. How concerned should I be with this faint whistle?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2018 Hyundai Accent, Mazda Navajo, 2002 Chevrolet Malibu, 2011 Mazda Miata, 2002 Volkswagen EuroVan, 1991 Toyota Celica, 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor, and the 2003 Toyota Tundra.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper Radio helps a listener who has noticed excessive noise coming from the dash of her 2013 Ford F150.