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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, AZ talk about what you do to get your vehicle ready for a road trip. Also on this show:

  • Always check your tire pressure and tread before heading out for a road trip.
  • Make sure you have packed things in your car in case of a break down such as water, snacks, blanket, gloves, flashlights and flares.
  • Instead of driving your own car, consider renting a car so that you don't put the extra wear and tear on your vehicle.
  • 1995 Cadillac: I have a slow oil leak and can't afford to repair it right now. Will there be a lot of damage if I put off the repair?
  • What jump box do you recommend?
  • 2009 Ford Fusion: The car starts jolting when I try to increase my speed on the highway.
  • I used a jump box and reversed the connection. Will this fry the solenoid?
  • 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 35,000: I switched to synthetic oil but the oil light is still showing. Is this because of the type of oil is different and my car isn't recognizing it?
  • What are shop supplies and why am I being charged for this?
  • 1997 Honda CRV: My drive line broke so I took it off and made the car an all wheel drive instead of a front wheel drive. Will that hurt the transmission?
  • 2003 Dodge Ram 2500: I keep hearing fan clutch noises until I shift into overdrive. I've replaced the fan clutch twice but it's still not working.
  • Top 10 Christmas gift ideas for your automotive enthusiast.
  • 1999 Nissan Pathfinder: My rack and pinion was replaced five months ago but every time I hit a little bump in the road, the impact is huge. Is this a tire problem or is it related to the rack and pinion?
  • 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan: My break light came on and I checked the break fluid which was a little low. I heard that the if the fluid is black it's a sign that the fluid is okay. Is this true?
  • How often should I change my break fluid?

Cars talked about on this show are the 1995 Cadillac, 2009 Ford Fusion, 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, 1997 Honda CRV, 2003 Dodge Ram 2500, 1999 Nissan Pathfinder, 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper Radio helps a listener who has noticed a clunking sound coming from their 2013 GMC Sierra.