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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 belts, hoses and how they work with your cooling system to keep your car or truck running smoothly. Also on this show:

  • How long should modern belts last in your vehicle?
  • Do drive belts typically wear out or crack completely?
  • At what mileage increments should you expect to replace your coolant fluid?
  • Information about the different types of available coolant.
  • Should you trust a universal coolant?
  • Other components you should consider replacing if your water pump fails.
  • Information about the upcoming GoodGuys Southwest Nationals Car Show in Scottsdale.
  • 2007 Chevrolet Silverado: I've noticed a knocking/ticking sound coming from my truck shortly after starting it. How can I diagnose the source of these noises?
  • 2008 Dodge Ram: I've noticed white smoke coming from the tailpipe of my truck. What causes this?
  • 2003 Toyota Tundra: After rebuilding my transmission, my truck is running about 5 degrees warmer. Is this common after a rebuild?
  • 2008 Mazda Miata: I'm looking to replace the reservoir of my cooling system. Is there anything I should know before taking this on myself?
  • 2015 Mercedes: My temperature gauge seems to jump intermittently while towing. What could be causing this?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, 2008 Dodge Ram, 2003 Toyota, 2008 Mazda Miata, and the 2015 Mercedes.


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