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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 oil changes and what types of oil are available for your car. Also on this show:

  • The pros and cons of synthetic oil.
  • How to shift to a 5k mile oil changes.
  • How much oil capacity your vehicle might have.
  • Why different vehicle manufacturers suggest different intervals for oil changes.
  • 2015 Volvo: I purchased this car a week ago, and the E-drive is already having issues. Since it’s a
  • brand new vehicle, I wondered if you had any suggestions.
  • Kia Sorento: I have an issue with my ABS system. After replacing the assembly, I’m still having
  • problems. What should I do from here?
  • 1999 Chevrolet S10: 3 weeks after replacing the engine, my truck began to backfire. I have a difficult
  • time starting during warmer temperatures. How can I solve this?
  • 1995 Chevrolet Suburban: What oil weight and how often should I be changing my oil?
  • Toyota Tacoma: My battery light came on a week ago and I’m having an issue with my charging system. My
  • alternator is working fine, so what else could be causing this?
  • 1988 Ford E250: My van started having issues starting. After replacing the battery, the problem persists
  • and my headlights won’t stay on.  Is this a battery issue?
  • 2004 Ford F250: My truck has an oil bypass filtration system and I’ve been told I only need to change my
  • oil once a year. Should I trust this advice?
  • 1996 Ford F150: I’ve been told my fuel pump is bad. My truck has two fuel tanks and I’ve replaced the
  • pumps. What should I look into next?
  • 2006 Chrysler Van: I’ve been using synthetic oil in this van, but now it’s going through oil too
  • quickly. What is the issue here?


Cars talked about on this show are the 2015 Volvo, Kia Sorento, 1999 Chevrolet S10, 1995 Chevrolet Suburban, Toyota Tacoma, 1988 Ford E250, 2004 Ford F250, and the 1996 Ford F150.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week


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