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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 importance of completing routine maintenance services on time throughout your cars life cycle. Also on this show:

  • The consequences of putting off routine maintenance services.
  • The most common neglected maintenance that affects the value of your vehicle.
  • 2008 Cadillac SRX: My vehicle is running through oil increasingly quickly. Is this common for my specific vehicle and do you have any comments regarding this?
  • 2007 Mazda 5: Around once a month I have trouble shifting into 1st gear, but then the problem goes away for a bit. What could be causing this?
  • 2012 Nissan Pathfinder: I bought this car used from the dealership. I’ve since noticed that my speedometer is off by about 5 mph. After adjusting the tires and contacting Nissan, the problem is still there. Are there further adjustments to be made?
  • 2002 Honda Accord: While driving above 60mph, the front passenger side wheel shakes. I’ve noticed a difference in this depending on the temperature outside. Is this the tire itself or something else causing this?
  • 2008 Cadillac CTS: Although there are no visible leaks, I’ve been noticing the scent of fuel around my vehicle. What are some scenarios that could be causing this?
  • 2008 GMC Suburban: While replacing my steering and brake fluid, I accidentally mixed up the bottles. I’ve replaced a number of parts since, but now I have a few warning lights on. What are some other parts I’ll need to replace?

Cars talked about on this show are the Honda Civic, 2008 Cadillac SRX, 2007 Mazda 5, 2012 Nissan Pathfinder, 2002 Honda Accord, 2008 Cadillac CTS, 2008 GMC Suburban.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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