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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 which additives work, which you should avoid, and more effective long-term ways to solve issues with your vehicle. Special guests include Joel Bartko of Arizona Import Specialists. Also on this show:

  • What is a “mechanic in a bottle?”
  • Why you should avoid anything that claims to stop leaks.
  • The different types of additives available and which are most common.
  • 2002 Mercedes Compressor: I recently purchased this vehicle. At around 150k miles, what type of maintenance should I be considering?
  • 2005 Nissan Titan: I’ve noticed my paint as well as the paint fading on similar Nissan vehicles from this time period. Do you have any information about this?
  • 2013 Dodge Journey: After having my transmission completely replaced, my car is still shifting hard into 3rd gear. What should I look into from here?
  • 2003 Toyota Tundra: I’ve been told I have a cracked transmission. What is a reasonable price to pay for the repairs I need?
  • 2006 Dodge SRT Charger: What parts should I look into replacing now that my car is ten years old?
  • 2008 Ford Taurus: I’ve noticed a sputtering in my engine during turns. Is this a transmission issue?
  • 2006 Toyota Corolla: I had a friend recommend that I use a Techron addictive. Would you recommend the same?
  • 2009 Nissan Versa: I’ve had a lot of issues with this vehicle since I purchased it 2 years ago. I’m upside-down in my loan; would you recommend putting more money into this car or cut my losses?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2002 Mercedes Compressor, 2005 Nissan Titan, 2013 Dodge Journey, 2003 Toyota Tundra, 2006 Dodge SRT Charger, 2008 Ford Taurus, 2006 Toyota Corolla, and the 2009 Nissan Versa.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper helps a listener in Tempe about an issue with her AC.