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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 how often and specifically when you should have your cars looked at and serviced. Also on this show:

  • Fluid changes you should be concerned about for a longer car-life.
  • How service intervals vary depending on the age of your vehicle.
  • How you can take full advantage of the warranty included with your new car or truck.
  • How the desert weather affects the services necessary to keep your car in great condition.
  • When to change your transmission fluid and why.
  • The importance of building a relationship with your shop based on your personal pride of ownership.
  • 2004 Ford F350: With a bypass oil system- how often should I have my truck inspected?
  • 1998 GMC K3500: I’ve suspected a computer system malfunction in my truck. Is there somewhere in town you would recommend to have it looked at?
  • 2013 Toyota Corolla: While applying my brakes, I hear a bad squeal. At only 30k miles, shops are telling me that my brakes are fine. What should I do?
  • 2007 GMC Yukon: My oil pressure gauge is bouncing up and down. Is it possible that I may have a leak in the valve itself?
  • 2010 Hyundai Elantra: I need to pass emissions in August, but my catalytic converter needs work. What route should I take to pass my inspection?
  •  2005 Toyota Camry: I’m trying to get this car ready for my daughter to take it off to college out of state. After replacing the struts- I’ve noticed a pull in the steering. Is this an alignment issue or do I need to buy new tires?
  • 2001 Toyota Highlander: After this past winter- I’ve noticed my car only blows warm air through the AC. Can I fix this on my own or is there a shop you would recommend?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2004 Ford F350, 1998 GMC K3500, 2013 Toyota Corolla, 2007 GMC Yukon, 2010 Hyundai Elantra, 2005 Toyota Camry, and the 2001 Toyota Highlander.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper helps a listener who is wondering what services are most important passing 100k miles on their Toyota Camry.