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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 preventative maintenance could keep your car from breaking down this summer, and how to prepare for a road trip. Also on this show:

  • Why tires should be at the top of your list for pre-trip inspections.
  • Is it absolutely necessary to change your oil before a road trip?
  • How car loans have evolved in the modern era.
  • Maintenance to expect within the first year of having your vehicle.
  • What are the most common types of failures during this time of the year?
  • Toyota Sequoia: There’s a noticeable clicking sound while I’m turning. I’ve already checked the steering fluid – what else could be causing this?
  • Mitsubishi Spider: I recently had my traction control unit replaced, and now I’m struggling to shift my car out of park. How can I correct this?
  • Toyota Corolla: What is the best way to disinfect the AC in my vehicle?
  • BMW 330: After a number of replacement parts and coolant checks my AC still isn’t functioning well. How can I further diagnose this issue?
  • 2010 Nissan Titan: I’m about to change my spark plugs for my first time. Is there any advice you could give me?
  • 2007 Toyota Yaris: After recharging my battery, I noticed the RPM staying at 0 in reverse. Have you seen this problem before?

Cars talked about on this show are the Toyota Sequoia, Mitsubishi Spider, Toyota Corolla, BMW 330, 2010 Nissan Titan, and the 2007 Toyota Yaris.


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.