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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 the importance of keeping in mind the cost of maintenance and repair costs throughout the lifetime of your vehicle. Also on this show:

  • Common mileage intervals that you should expect repairs or maintenance done on your car or truck.
  • How to identify a warranty that is worthwhile.
  • Why you should include the price of maintenance and repair costs into your monthly car payment while budgeting.
  • 2007 Volkswagen Eos: Have you seen transmission issues related to my specific vehicle?
  • 2007 Ford Focus: My car is shaking quite a bit. I was told I need new motor mounts- are there any other issues that could be causing this?
  • 2009 Toyota Corolla: I’ve had synthetic oil added during my last oil change. Does this mean that I need to use synthetic oil from here on?
  • 1997 Jeep Cherokee: After reading the code, I’ve replaced my O2 sensors. My check engine light is still coming on. Any advice?
  • 1998 Toyota Pickup: Is it possible to affect my alternator while replacing a bad battery?
  • 2004 Ford Explorer: I’ve replaced the AC compressor in our explorer and now the max air button isn’t functioning. Any suggestions?
  • 2005 Ford F250: I’ve only put 17k miles on this truck. Have you had any issues with the transmissions in these trucks?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2007 Volkswagen Eos, 2007 Ford Focus, 2009 Toyota Corolla, 1997 Jeep Cherokee, 1998 Toyota Pickup, 2004 Ford Explorer, and the 2005 Ford F250