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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 find the perfect used car for your specific needs, and important factors to keep in mind while car shopping. Also on this show:

  • How to narrow down your search based on your specific needs.
  • Benefits of getting pre-approved at your bank before visiting a dealership.
  • Should you purchase a used vehicle from a private party or a dealership?
  • Reputable sources to further research a potential buy (CarFax, etc.)
  • The importance of having your mechanic evaluate a used vehicle before making a purchase.
  • 2013 Chrysler 200: I’m noticing a vibration in the brake system when shifting into reverse. Have you seen this before?
  • 1971 Opel GT: After replacing my oil filter, I’ve started to notice a knocking noise. What do you think might be the cause of this?
  • 1999 Honda Accord: My vehicle has issues shutting off while driving, and at times has problems starting. Have you seen this with a Honda before?
  • 2005 Dodge Caravan: My van is “whining” almost the entire time I’m driving. Is this a transmission issue?
  • 1941 Willys: Will a poorly adjusted intake valve affect the compression of my engine?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2013 Chrysler 200, 1971 Opel GT, 1999 Honda Accord, 2005 Dodge Caravan, 1941 Willys.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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