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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 things you can do to be proactive about auto repair and budgeting for the lifetime of your vehicle. Also on this show:

  • Factors to fit into your budget while considering what type of new car you should choose.
  • What should you include in your first year budget following the purchase of a new vehicle?
  • How to avoid auto repair surprises by lowering your expectations when it comes to the vehicle that fits your budget.
  • Why you should always replace your battery with an Interstate Battery!
  • How does the Arizona climate change the recommendations in your car’s manual?
  • 1989 Chevrolet Blazer: Each time I check my oil I hardly see any oil. How can I best diagnose the issue here?
  • 2000 Toyota Corolla: The radio and lights in my dash work perfectly, but my car won’t turn over at all. What components should I be concerned about?
  • 2005 Volvo: How can I best identify a coolant loss issue?
  • 2005 Honda Civic: My gas mileage has recently been suffering. What is most likely to be the cause of this for my specific vehicle at 130k miles?
  • 1972 Capris: Would I be better off purchasing one of these vehicles inside or outside AZ?
  • 1987 Acura Legend: Is there a shop you could recommend to me to solve a consistent compressor issue?

Cars talked about on this show are the 1989 Chevrolet Blazer, 2000 Toyota Corolla, 2005 Volvo, 2005 Honda Civic, 1972 Capris, and the 1987 Acura Legend.


Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper helps a listener in Tempe about an issue with her AC.