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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 to best prepare for a long trip by having both yourself and your auto repair shop thoroughly inspect your vehicle. Also on this show:

  • Why it's suddenly difficult to find rental vehicles.
  • Why rental cars offer a great alternative to taking your own vehicle on a road trip.
  • How soon before your vacation should you take your car in for a pre-trip inspection?
  • Tires, batteries, and other common components you should always check before a long drive.
  • 2008 Toyota Tacoma: Is there a way to make this truck easier to steer for an elderly driver?
  • 2013 Nissan Altima: I've noticed a faint knocking sound coming from the passenger side. What could be causing this?
  • 2006 Toyota Tacoma: Should I be using a specific gear to drive up steep driveways?
  • 2013 Toyota Tacoma: At 136k miles, should I consider changing my transmission fluid?
  • 1973 Caprice Station Wagon: What is the lowest pressure my tires can drive on safely?
  • 2010 Dodge Avenger: I replaced my AC compressor 2 years ago. Should I already be experiencing issues with the temperature while driving at slower temperatures?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2008 Toyota Tacoma, 2013 Nissan Altima, 2006 Toyota Tacoma, 2013 Toyota Tacoma, 1973 Caprice Station Wagon, and the 2010 Dodge Avenger.


Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper helps a listener diagnose a brake issue with their Toyota Rav4.