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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 key factors to keep in mind while purchasing a new battery for your vehicle, and tips to get the best experience from your battery. Guests include David Walworth and Billy Kann of Interstate Batteries. Also on this show:

  • How the Arizona climate affects the performance of your car’s battery.
  • What is the average lifespan of an auto battery?
  • Why are there so many different types of batteries available now?
  • Reasons you should consider purchasing an Interstate Battery.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey: I’m experiencing a high idle rate. What causes this issue and is this a small fix?
  • 2004 Chrysler Pacifica: I replaced the battery in this vehicle with one out of a 2008 Chevy. The car now shuts off almost immediately- why isn’t this battery functioning properly?
  • I drive close to 200 miles a day for work. How often should I be replacing my battery?
  • 1999 Chevrolet S10: I’ve been adding coolant to this truck almost every day, but never notice a leak. What’s happening to the coolant?
  • 2000 Ford Diesel: The batteries in this truck are close to 4 years old and I’ll be replacing them soon. What sets apart an Interstate Battery? How has technology benefited battery design in recent years?
  • 1976 Corvette: What size/type of battery should I be using in this vehicle?
  • 1999 Lincoln Continental: How do I get into my vehicle with a dead battery if I have a remote start?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2009 Dodge Journey, 2004 Chrysler Pacifica, 1999 Chevrolet S10, 2000 Ford Diesel, 1976 Corvette.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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