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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 auto inspections and getting your car serviced for what it really needs. Also on this show:

  • When getting an inspection, ask your auto shop about absolutely everything that may create problems with your car in list of priorities.
  • How long will it take to get my car completely inspected?
  • 2005 Ford Focus: I have a reoccurring problem with my warning lights intermittently coming on. We’ve taken it in to shops several times and after a couple of expensive repairs, the car is still having problems starting. Do you have any advice?
  • Acura: I had a shaking problem with the right front of the car and was told that I had a problem with my struts and motor mounts. They quoted $2200. Does this sound too expensive?
  • 2010 Nissan Sentra: My car is still pulling to the right even after getting the alignment and new tires done. Is there something else causing this problem?
  • 2005 Acura TL: About once a week, the car won’t turn over when I try to start it. Do you know what might be causing this?
  • 2003 Ford Excursion: When I’m driving, the vehicle will sporadically shut off. I can start it back up quickly but I’m not sure what could be happening?
  • 2009 Ford Flex: I have a torque strut mount and it’s in need of constant replacement. I can’t figure out why I need to replace this so often?
  • 2007 Dodge Ram 1500: While I’m driving, the transmission will automatically shift up and down and I’m wondering if there’s a sensor that might be bad?
  • Honda: I’ve been told to change the timing belt at 60,000 for severe conditions. What constitutes a sever condition? How often should I have my belt changed?
  • 2000 Honda CRV: The right side window stopped working and before I try to repair this myself, I’m wondering if there’s anything I can check that would indicate where the problem is originating?
  • 2000 Honda Civic 448,000 miles: My clutch pedal doesn’t work until I warm up the engine. Why does this happen?

Cars talked about on this show are 2005 Ford Focus, Acura, 2010 Nissan Sentra, 2005 Acura TL, 2003 Ford Excursion, 2009 Ford Flex, 2007 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Honda CRV, 2000 Honda Civic.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper Radio helps a listener whose son's Nissan Rogue is struggling to make the drive to Flagstaff.