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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 method of pinpointing an issue with your car when you notice a problem with its performance. Also on this show:

  • Information about error messages and diagnostic codes.
  • Is a free diagnostic worth your time?
  • How to avoid paying too much to fix a simple problem with your car.
  • When is it appropriate to have a diagnostic test done on your vehicle?
  • How reliable is searching the internet for a solution to an issue with your car?
  • 1996 Ford F350: A few months ago I drove through a flooded intersection. My truck hasn’t felt right since that day- even after replacing multiple parts. Is there a larger issue I should be concerned about?
  • 1998 Honda CRV: My car has an error message. Where should I take this car to have it inspected?
  • 2005 Honda Civic: After cleaning my engine, I’m noticing a problem with my exhaust. Did I do something wrong?
  • 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe: What are the pros and cons of switching my truck to synthetic oil?
  • 2005 Jeep Cherokee: Around 100,000 miles my check engine light came on. All 3 repair shops I’ve taken it to say they need to tear the whole car apart to find the problem. I need to pass emissions- what would you recommend doing from here?


Cars talked about on this show are the 1996 Ford F350, 1998 Honda CRV, 2005 Honda Civic, 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2005 Jeep Cherokee.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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