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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 aboutt what you can do to keep your car allergy free. Special guest Frank from Desert Car Care. Also on this show:

  • What does my car's cabin air filter do?
  • How often should I have my air filters cleaned or replaced?
  • The air flow volume in my car seems to not be working properly.
  • I noticed that there's an odd, sweet smell coming from my car. What could this be?
  • If I smell a burning smell coming from the exhaust, what is the problem?
  • 2004 Buick Rendezvous: I took my car in for an oil change and tire rotation and was told I needed new tires due to weathering. What is weathering?
  • 2013 Nissan Altima: I'm considering buying this car but am not sure about it's reputation. Do you have any advice on this car?
  • Toyota Tacoma 72,000 miles: I was replacing my brake pads and noticed that my radiator hose has some fluid crusting around it. Will I need a new radiator?
  • The air in my car smells moldy even after I detail clean it. What is this?
  • Hyundai Elantra 145,000 miles: My car is shifting hard between second and third gears.
  • 2000 Toyota Land Cruiser: When I turn on the air conditioner, there's a dusty smell and I'm not sure if I'm able to get a cabin filter installed.
  • 2005 Chevy Cavalier: After taking my cats home from the vet, I started smelling a sour milk smell. After cleaning and disinfecting the car, I'm still smelling this. Do you have any recommendations on how to remove this odor?
  • 2013 Nissan Altima: After transporting fertilizer home, I can't get the manure smell out. Should I get my air filter repaced or is there something else that can get rid of this smell?
  • Toyota Matrix: After I park my car on an incline, I'm having problems starting it. It's not even turning over. 


Cars talked about on this show are 2004 Buick Rendezvous, 2013 Nissan Altima, Toyota Tacoma, Hyundai Elantra, 2000 Toyota Land Cruiser, 2013 Nissan Altima, 2005 Chevy Cavalier, Toyota Matrix.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week


Bumper to Bumper helps a listener in Tempe about an issue with her AC.