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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 how often you should service your vehicle's cooling system and preparing for 100 degree temperatures. Also on this show:

  • How common are thermostat issues in modern vehicles?
  • How sealed cooling systems have changed AC services.
  • What does a cooling system service consist of?
  • Information about the different types of coolant fluid.
  • 1993 Ford: Would you recommend that I change to a synthetic blend or full synthetic oil?
  • 2015 Kia Soul: How often should I change my oil if this vehicle is rarely driven?
  • 2002 Ford Escape: The AC compressor has gone bad in this vehicle. Will I be able to flush the system good enough by myself?
  • 2015 Jeep Patriot: A number of warning lights related to my 4 wheel drive have come on in the past few months. Is there a central problem that could be causing this?
  • 2018 Honda Odyssey: Are there any recalls that you're aware of relating to the display system in this van?

Cars talked about on this show are the 1993 Ford, 2015 Kia Soul, 2002 Ford Escape, 2015 Jeep Patriot and the 2018 Honda Odyssey.


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