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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 talks about how to avoid automobile breakdowns and the best steps to take if you find yourself on the side of the road. Also on this show:

  • How proper diagnostic services affect the amount of time your vehicle could be in the repair shop.
  • How to maintain your older car to keep as a backup vehicle.
  • The best days of the week to have your car repaired.
  • The percentage of vehicles that end up back in the shop after a major repair.
  • Why you should purchase an Interstate Battery for your vehicle this summer.
  • 2001 Ford F150: I’m hearing a “ping” noise coming from my ignition. Could this relate to the type of fuel I’m using?
  • 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan: I was quoted 2k for a TIPM. Does this seem reasonable?
  • 2004 Volvo S80 T6: I’ve noticed the smell of gasoline coming from my garage. After having the fuel pump replaced, my car is telling me that I have 0 miles to empty. Is this a new problem or is this related to the repair we had done?
  • 2009 GMC Sierra: I switched my transmission speed sensor after my ABS light coming on. What else could be causing this light to appear?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2001 Ford F150, 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2004 Volvo S80 T6, and the 2009 GMC Sierra.

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