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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 the symptoms of failing brakes and what to expect from a quality brake job. Also on this show:

  • What are the first signs that your brakes may need replacement in the near future?
  • Information about modern electronic brake pad sensors.
  • Which brake related dash lights are found in most vehicles?
  • When do you need to replace your brake rotors? How thick should they be?
  • Questions to ask your auto repair shop if you suspect it needs brake maintenance.
  • 2014 Subaru Outback: At only 21k miles, should I be concerned with replacing my struts?
  • Chevrolet Van: My van is having trouble starting. Does this seem like an issue with my starter?
  • 2007 Saturn Aurora: What should I expect to pay for a good quality brake job?
  • 2012 Nissan Rogue: I suspect an issue with my car’s transmission – can you point me in the right direction?
  • 2004 Toyota Highlander: Is there any advice you could give me to remove my vehicle’s rotors myself?
  • 2011 Kia Sedona: My vehicle suddenly lost power during a drive the other day. After 15 minutes it started right away. What could’ve caused this?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2014 Subaru Outback, Chevrolet Van, 2007 Saturn Aurora, 2012 Nissan Rogue, 2004 Toyota Highlander, and the 2011 Kia Sedona.


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