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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 what to expect from your auto repair shop if you suspect your vehicle needs and air conditioning service or repair. Also on this show:

  • How to pinpoint symptoms of an AC system that needs maintenance.
  • Why trading vehicles with your spouse for a period of time can be beneficial for both vehicle’s maintenance.
  • Common issues you may experience with your car’s air conditioning.
  • The two step process of AC diagnosis explained.
  • Can you identify a physical AC leak?
  • Information about airflow and the cabin filter in your vehicle.
  • 2013 Toyota Rav4: What’s the best way to cool down the interior of my vehicle as quickly as possible? Why is the air so much cooler after taking the first drive of the day?
  • 2007 Chevrolet 1500: I’ve noticed an intermittent knocking sound coming from my engine around 1500 rpm. How can I begin to diagnose this issue?
  • 1995 Toyota 4Runner: What type of replacement timing belt would you recommend for my vehicle?
  • 2004 Mercury Montero: I was quoted around $800 for just a manifold hose. Does this seem reasonable?
  • 1964 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon: What are your thoughts on converting this vehicle to TBI injection?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2013 Toyota Rav4, 2007 Chevrolet 1500, 1995 Toyota 4Runner, 2004 Mercury Montero, and the 1964 Ford Fairlane Ranch Wagon.


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