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This is a "Best Of" show from August 15th, 2020.

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 which vital components of your vehicle you should be consistently checking to stay safe on the road this summer. Also on this show:

  • The benefits of switching vehicles with your spouse every so often.
  • Staying "in tune" with your car.
  • What you should do to maintain your vehicle if you haven't been driving your car.
  • Why you need to drive your car until it reaches operating temperature.
  • Should you still change your oil on schedule if you've driven less than 1k miles?
  • 2014 Chevrolet Captiva: How much should I expect to pay if I need motor mount replacement?
  • 2017 Mazda CX5: If our commute has drastically reduced recently, is there anything we should change about our maintenance schedule?
  • 2020 Mazda CX5: Should I follow my owners manual in regards to oil changes? Why is the markup on parts so high?
  • 2018 Honda Accord: I recently had a substantial repair after being rear ended. What should I do if I suspect there are still underlying issues?
  • 2011 Ford Fusion: When should I replace my spark plugs? What preventative maintenance would you recommend now that I'm reaching higher mileage?
  • 2017 Subaru Outback: My dealership has already replaced my battery a few times. Could it be possible that this is an alternator issue?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2014 Chevrolet Captiva, 2017 Mazda CX5, 2020 Mazda CX5, 2018 Honda Accord, 2011 Ford Fusion, and the 2017 Subaru Outback.


Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper Radio helps a listener with a catalytic converter question.