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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 talk about fluid additives that you may consider putting in your vehicle to improve performance and some that you should never use. Also on this show:

  • Which fuel additives are recommended according to some manufacturer maintenance plans?
  • How to properly maintain airflow and ventilation throughout your vehicle’s engine.
  • Different ways to clean out the air system and fuel injection system in your car.
  • Which automotive additives Matt and Dave recommend for your vehicle.
  • Why to avoid certain fuel injection cleaning services.
  • What is the most reliable used car on the market from a shop’s perspective?
  • 1998 Toyota Avalon: My car is in need of new shocks. How often should I be replacing the springs on a car of this age?
  • 2007 Honda Accord: Will fuel additives have an effect on my fuel economy?
  • 1989 Ford F150: My truck is stalling out shortly after sharp turns. I’ve already replaced the fuel pump, what else could be contributing to this?
  • 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe: My truck is having a tough time cranking after replacing the engine. How can I diagnose this issue?

Cars talked about on this show are the 1998 Toyota Avalon, 2007 Honda Accord, 1989 Ford F150, and the 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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