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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 knowing what repairs are necessary for your car. Special guest is Joel Bartco from Arizona Imports in Tempe.  Also on this show:

  • What is a courtesy inspection?
  • How often should I get an inspection done on my car?
  • Is getting a “free” inspection a good idea?
  • How do I find a quality, honest repair shop?
  • 2001 Toyota Tundra: Is there anything you can do to extend the life of your car battery?
  • What’s the average life span for a car battery in Arizona?
  • 2007 Mercedes C230: Sometimes when I come to a stop after being on the freeway, the car won’t go past 15mph and I have to turn it off and on again. What could this be?
  • 2009 F150: Is E85 gas okay to put into my vehicle?
  • 1998 Honda Accord: The warning light for my catalytic converter comes on and off but I passed emissions. Is it okay to keep driving it without getting anything fixed?
  • Honda Odyssey 130,000 miles: The break pedal seems to go down too far. Is there a problem with the breaks that I should get checked?
  • Should tires be rotated from front to back on my car?
  • 2008 Toyota Corolla: When my airbag light comes on does this mean there’s a problem with the spiral cable?
  • 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup: The ABS light comes on when I reach 65mph and I’m wondering if there’s a problem with the sensor?
  • Dodge Pickup: How much would it cost to replace the air filter and the belt if I wanted to do it myself?

Cars talked about on this show are 2001 Toyota Tundra, 2007 Mercedes C230, 2009 F150, 1998 Honda Accord, Honda Odyssey, 2008 Toyota Corolla, 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week


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