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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 to keep in mind and remind yourself of before visiting a new or used car dealership. Also on this show:

  • What is the most cost effective used vehicle to buy?
  • How to best gauge a budget for a new or used vehicle.
  • Financial factors to keep in mind while you start to shop for a new car.
  • How to “keep yourself in the driver’s seat” while at the dealership.
  • 2013 Ford F150: My truck’s oil light keeps coming on intermittently – usually at stops. Is this just an issue with the sensor?
  • 2002 Hyundai Sonata: During colder temperatures, I’ve noticed a clunk between 2nd and 3rd gear. What could be causing this?
  • 2016 Nissan Rogue: At less than 30k miles, should I still have this vehicle inspected before making a purchase?
  • 2003 Ford Ranger: This truck has recently been giving me a misfire code. What other information can you give me regarding cylinder misfires?
  • 2006 Chevrolet Malibu: I’ve recently had my AC compressor replaced, but now my car is hesitating while on the freeway. Are these two things related to one another?
  • 1993 Chevrolet Silverado: After checking fuses and a number of other components, my truck’s battery is still drawing overnight. How can I best diagnose the problem with this?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2013 Ford F150, 2002 Hyundai Sonata, 2016 Nissan Rogue, 2003 Ford Ranger, 2006 Chevrolet Malibu, and the 1993 Chevrolet Silverado.