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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 engine mounts, motor mounts, and what they do. Also on this show:

  • Trying to diagnose your car at home with Google. Thought she needed a new transmission, but only needed a motor mount.
  • If you tell a shop you need a specific repair, they might give you something you don't need.
  • When your car is running rough, you may not need a tune-up, you might just need an engine mount.
  • 2001 Honda Accord. Usually get to California on one tank of gas, but my sister with a newer car gets there on less. What can I do to get better mileage?
  • 2000 Dodge Stratus with 72,000 miles. Car bounces a lot when going over speed bumps.
  • 2008 Chevrolet Pickup Truck. Stop lights and rear turn signals are not working.
  • 2007 Toyota Prius. Headlight want out and it cost $225 to repair. Is that high?
  • 2007 Ford F150. Rear end had a rumbling sound. Two shops gave a different opinions on what's wrong.
  • Is a new car smell toxic?
  • 2007 Jeep Liberty. Transmission went out during warranty period. Have waited over a week for transmission to be shipped to the shop.

Cars talked about on this show are the 2001 Honda Accord, 2000 Dodge Stratus, 2008 Chevrolet Pickup Truck, 2007 Toyota Prius, 2007 Ford F150, and the 2007 Jeep Liberty.

Clip of the Week

Andrew Abel of the GoodGuys Car Show joins Bumper to Bumper Radio from their remote broadcast at WestWorld.