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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 ways to prevent a breakdown in the new year as well as tips and advice to get the most out of your vehicle in 2015. Also on this show:

  • The importance of knowing the status of your vehicle.
  • How inspections can vary shop to shop, and how they should vary according to the place in your vehicles life cycle.
  • Simple things to keep in mind while maintaining your car.
  • Subaru Legacy: I’m burning synthetic oil much quicker than is normal for this car. I noticed this right after a repair was done, what could be causing this?
  • 1997 Toyota Rav4: During the winter, around 60 mph, my car doesn’t seem to be shifting well. Could temperature be affecting this?
  • Mitsubishi Lancer: While shifting gears my car is still revving. What’s happening here? 
  • 2007 Nissan Titan: While turning on my fan, it comes on high immediately. Who should I take this to?
  • Hyundai Sonata: I’m worried that this car may be a lemon. The power steering pump has gone out, I’ve noticed leaking in the front, and squeaking over speed bumps etc. Is there a type of lube that could help this? Does any of this have to do with colder weather?
  • 1997 Ford Expedition: After starting this car once it’s been sitting overnight, it takes a few seconds to turn. Is there any type of valve that keeps the fuel pressure in the engine that could be causing this?

Cars talked about on this show are the Subaru Legacy, 1997 Toyota Rav4, Mitsubishi Lancer, 2007 Nissan Titan, Hyundai Sonata, 1997 Ford Expedition.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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