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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 is joined by Lee Weatherby of Accurate Automotive in Mesa, AZ to talk about how to make sure your vehicle has the best and most reliable brakes. Also on this show: 

  • What types of materials are used to construct brake systems?
  • The warning signs of failing brake components.
  • Why certain vehicles wear out brakes quicker than others.
  • What you should expect to pay for a quality routine brake job.
  • 1999 GMC Sierra: My catalytic converter has recently gone bad. Do I need to replace this with an original part?
  • 2006 Jeep Wrangler: While accelerating I notice my RPMs climbing without any real output. Is this a problem with my clutch?
  • 2000 Acura Integra: There are random misfires in all 4 cylinders during the colder temperatures. What could be causing this?
  • 2005 Chevrolet Equinox: My ABS and Traction Control lights come on while braking. There's also some vibration in the brake pedal. Have you seen this issue before?
  • 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee: I've noticed a tapping noise coming from my engine. It was recomended that I replace $3,800 worth of parts. Does this seem reasonable for a car of this age?
  • 2007 Toyota Camry: This is the second transmission in this. What concerns should I have when I begin to notice transmission related issues?
  • 2001 Dodge Durango: How can I fix whatever issue is causing my ABS light to come on?

Cars talked about on this show are the 1999 GMC Sierra, 2006 Jeep Wrangler, 2000 Acura Integra, 2005 Chevrolet Equinox, 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2007 Toyota Camry, and the 2001 Dodge Durango.


Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper helps a listener who is having trouble passing emissions with their 2012 Nissan Pathfinder.