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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, Matt Allen of Virginia Auto Service in Phoenix, AZ talks about tune ups and other common services your vehicle may require in the Fall. Also on this show:

  • How has the term "tune up" evolved alongside with modern vehicle advances?
  • At what mileage should you consider replacing your spark plugs?
  • What type of spark plugs are best for your vehicle?
  • Information about the history of the spark plug.
  • 2008 Subaru Forester: I've noticed some internal noise coming from my Subaru. What are your thoughts on rebuilding my engine?
  • 2004 Nissan Titan: How definitive is a catalytic converter code and will I have to replace multiple parts?
  • 1985 Mercedes 380SL: Ever since replacing the AC in this car it struggles to start a second time each day. What could be contributing to this issue?
  • 2009 Ford Focus: Do you have any idea why my vehicle's rpm are surging?
  • 1994 Ford Bronco: My AC is struggling to run cool. How can I begin diagnosing this problem?
  • 2008 Dodge Durango: My vehicle is struggling to accelerate past 2nd gear. What could be the cause of this?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2008 Subaru Forester, 2004 Nissan Titan, 2009 Ford Focus, 1994 Ford Bronco, and the 2008 Dodge Durango.


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