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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 small and annoying odds and ends that you should fix in your vehicle, often times for much cheaper than you’d think. Also on this show:

  • Visors, AC vents, windows, and other inconveniences that affect your driving.
  • Door handles, mirrors, power window motors, tint, and other issues that affect your safety.
  • The financial advantages to taking pride in your vehicle.
  • 1974 Chevrolet: Keeps popping out of 2nd gear. What should I do about this?
  • 2009 Mustang GT: After changing the sparkplugs on this vehicle, I’ve noticed certain loose parts in the connection. The car still runs fine, but is this going to cause problems in the future due to the lack of direct contact?
  • 1988 Toyota: I blew a head gasket recently- do I need to replace the entire upper end?
  • 1995 Honda: This vehicle failed emissions for NOX. What should I look into replacing or repairing first?
  • GMC Yukon: My rear passenger side window drops down and I’ve been keeping it up with a folder. Is this the motor or a safety valve issue?
  • 2008 Honda Odyssey: I’ve been noticing a grinding noise while in park, and my battery is dying almost every night.  Are these issues related?
  • 2008 Jeep Wrangler: We just purchased brand new brakes and they’re squeaking. What should we do?
  • 2003 Chevrolet Silverado: While pulling up to a stop, a low oil pressure light warning comes on and beeps, although I don’t hear any noises from the engine. I’ve gotten mixed advice- should this be a concern?
  • 2002 Dodge Ram: Noticing a sputter as well as an overheating issue. After inspection, I noticed the return tubes for the heater needed to be replaced. Since then, the car keeps cool but I’m still noticing a sputter- did this damage other components of my vehicle as well?

Cars talked about on this show are the 1974 Chevrolet, 2009 Mustang GT, 1988 Toyota, 1995 Honda, GMC Yukon, 2008 Honda Odyssey, 2008 Jeep Wrangler, 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, 2002 Dodge Ram.


Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper Radio helps a listener who suspects there is a fuel blockage issue with her Kia.