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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 the important factors of commonly forgotten maintenance. Also on this show:

  • What is a reasonable price for a transmission service?
  • What exactly is a transmission “flush?”
  • What to expect from a typical transmission service.
  • Will service pricing vary between different vehicles? And how so?
  • 1986 Ford Bronco: I service my transmission myself typically. Here’s how, am I doing this right?
  • 2013 Ford Fusion: My car has been impounded for 5 months, is there anything I should be doing before or when driving it again for the first time?
  • 2011 Crown Victoria: What is the normal cost for a front end alignment?
  • 2000 Buick LeSabre: When should I first have my transmission flushed and how much should I be expecting to pay?
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu: I’ve had multiple diagnostics at the same dealership with several outcomes and repairs, however this car has continuous problems starting. How should I go about dealing with this shop, as well as the next shop I choose?
  • 2001 Ford Explorer: Noticing a small hesitation going from park to drive or reverse, up to even 3 seconds. Any idea what could be causing this?
  • Ford Fusion: What advice do you have for “snow birds” whose cars have been sitting all summer?

Cars talked about on this show are the 1986 Ford Bronco, 2013 Ford Fusion, 2011 Crown Victoria, 2000 Buick LeSabre, 2011 Chevrolet Malibu, 2011 Ford Explorer, 2001 Ford Ranger, Ford Fusion.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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