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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 are joined by H&I Automotive to discuss dashboard warning lights, overheating issues and more. Also on this show:

  • Which warning lights are commonly ignored?
  • Common dashboard lights that you may come across during the lifetime of your vehicle.
  • How can you best diagnose the cause of a check engine light?
  • Could a check engine light be caused by a transmission related issue?
  • What is generally the most costly warning light to ignore?
  • Why you should stop driving immediately if your temperature gauge is running hot.
  • Information about the stress that the hotter temperatures put on your car’s battery and why you should always replace your battery with an Interstate!
  • 2013 Hyundai Sonata: After running off the road, I’ve been hearing some noise coming from my transmission. Is there a shop in my area you would recommend in my area to take a look at it?
  • 2011 Honda CRV: My compressor has recently overheated. I’ve been given two different opinions on what needs to be fixed. What should I expect to pay to have my AC running again?
  • 2016 Dodge Dart: How high should I allow my temperature gauge to reach before I should be concerned?
  • 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche: Is there an auto body / paint shop you could recommend to me?
  • 2006 Honda Civic: I’m in the market for a used vehicle. Is there a shop you could recommend for an inspection prior to purchasing?
  • 2014 BMW: While low on gas, my car is showing a drive train malfunction. What could be causing this warning?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2013 Hyundai Sonata, 2011 Honda CRV, 2016 Dodge Dart, 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche, 2006 Honda Civic, and the 2014 BMW.


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