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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 maintenance has evolved throughout the years and why that makes it more difficult to find a repair shop that can take care of 100% of your vehicle. Also on this show:

  • The negative effects of auto repair shops that aren’t equipped to maintain modern vehicles.
  • Why timing belts and other parts are often oversold.
  • How often should you be checking you cabin air filter?
  • How to avoid being oversold or having your car over maintained.
  • The negative aspects of the culture at some dealerships.
  • Why a bad battery can be the number one reason for issues in other systems of your vehicle.
  • Why a battery that starts your vehicle could still be holding your car back from running its best.
  • 2015 Ford F150: My truck hesitated to back up while camping last weekend. Could this be a sign of a transmission issue?
  • 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser: I’ve spent over $1,500 trying to get my check engine light to turn off. What’s the next thing I should try?
  • 2010 Ford Focus: After taking this vehicle to the dealership for an airbag recall, the dealership recommended a transmission and brake fluid flush. At such low mileage is this possible?
  • 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe: When should I be concerned about changing my timing belt?
  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Is 10k too large an increment for oil changes?
  • 2004 Toyota Corolla: This car is hardly driven these days. How can I still make sure it stays in good driving shape?
  • 2013 Nissan Juke: What information can you give me about fuel system services and de-carb?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2015 Ford F150, 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser, 2010 Ford Focus, 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2004 Toyota Corolla, and the 2013 Nissan Juke.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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