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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 a decision most car owners will have to make eventually – whether to repair your vehicle or use that money for something new. Also on this show:

  • Why the best used car you can buy is the one you already own.
  • Components of your vehicle you should also replace is you plan on replacing your motor.
  • Questions to ask yourself while weighing in on whether or not to put money into your older vehicle.
  • Important conversations to have with your auto repair shop regarding major repairs.
  • Information about the Bumper to Bumper Proffered Shop Network.
  • 2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor: I was told that I need a new catalytic converter. At this point - what should I expect for the remainder of this vehicle’s lifetime?
  • 2004 Ford F150: My truck is having trouble passing emissions. The dealership has told me I need my readiness monitors reset. Any advice?
  • 2002 Acura TL: I’ve recently noticed my speedometer jumping back and forth. What’s the best way to find the source of this problem?
  • 2012 Honda Civic: What’s the best way to diagnose an issue with vibrations in my vehicle?
  • Ford Ranger: I’ve recently rebuild the engine in this truck. I’m struggling to find the correct specs – could you point me in the right direction?
  • 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche: This truck isn’t driven very often, and when I do need it the battery is often times dead. Would you recommend a triple charger?
  • 2012 Toyota Corolla: Is it true that changing your transmission fluid will ruin your transmission?
  • 1995 Toyota Tacoma: The hotter the temperature, the harder it is to start my truck. After replacing the fuel pump what else would you recommend?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor, 2004 Ford F150, 2002 Acura TL, 2012 Honda Civic, Ford Ranger, 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche, 2012 Toyota Corolla, and the 1995 Toyota Tacoma.


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