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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 talks about the different types of maintenance or repairs your brakes may need throughout your vehicle’s lifetime. Also on this show:

  • Warning signs that you may need your brakes replaced.
  • Information about the life cycle of your brakes.
  • What happens internally when your brakes begin to fail?
  • How the brake sensors in your vehicle operate.
  • How often you should change your brake fluid.
  • 2000 Toyota Tundra: The front end of my truck shakes while braking at high speeds. Have you seen this problem before?
  • 2004 Dodge Ram: I’ve recently noticed white smoke coming from my tailpipe. Can you recommend a shop to me that could properly diagnose this?
  • 1999 Dodge Durango: My battery quickly dies after sitting for a few weeks, but I was told by my shop that there’s no issue with the alternator or battery. What else could be causing this?
  • 2000 Ford Explorer: My check engine light is coming on at high speeds, and I believe it to me transmission related. What do you think may be the source of my problem?
  • 2004 Dodge Stratus: While starting my car, the RPMs in my car seem very high. What information can you give me about idling problems?
  • 2004 Volvo: What factors could be contributing to vibrations in my vehicle while braking?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2000 Toyota Tundra, 2004 Dodge Ram, 1999 Dodge Durango, 2000 Ford Explorer, 2004 Dodge Stratus, and the 2004 Volvo.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper helps a listener who is having trouble passing emissions with their 2012 Nissan Pathfinder.