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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 talks about things you can do to be proactive about auto repair and budgeting for the lifetime of your vehicle. Also on this show:

  • Factors to fit into your budget while considering what type of new car you should choose.
  • What should you include in your first year budget following the purchase of a new vehicle?
  • How to avoid auto repair surprises by lowering your expectations when it comes to the vehicle that fits your budget.
  • Why you should always replace your battery with an Interstate Battery!
  • How does the Arizona climate change the recommendations in your car’s manual?
  • 1989 Chevrolet Blazer: Each time I check my oil I hardly see any oil. How can I best diagnose the issue here?
  • 2000 Toyota Corolla: The radio and lights in my dash work perfectly, but my car won’t turn over at all. What components should I be concerned about?
  • 2005 Volvo: How can I best identify a coolant loss issue?
  • 2005 Honda Civic: My gas mileage has recently been suffering. What is most likely to be the cause of this for my specific vehicle at 130k miles?
  • 1972 Capris: Would I be better off purchasing one of these vehicles inside or outside AZ?
  • 1987 Acura Legend: Is there a shop you could recommend to me to solve a consistent compressor issue?

Cars talked about on this show are the 1989 Chevrolet Blazer, 2000 Toyota Corolla, 2005 Volvo, 2005 Honda Civic, 1972 Capris, and the 1987 Acura Legend.