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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 the things you can do for your vehicle to avoid issues and breakdowns during the hot summer months. Also on this show:

  • Information about the coolant in your car or truck.
  • What are the effects of a leaking cooling system?
  • Warning signs of possible problems that may be building inside your vehicle.
  • Why radiator tanks are commonly made of plastic.
  • How often should you replace the coolant in your car?
  • Why is there such a variety of different coolant fluid available?
  • 2004 Ford F150: I’ve been noticing a misfire while accelerating near 40 mph. Have you seen this symptom before?
  • 1996 Ford F250: Is there someone who still supplies R12 coolant?
  • 2000 Lexus RX300: My car is shaking while accelerating hard. What could be causing this?
  • 2017 Toyota Tacoma: The check engine light in my truck has come on at only 17k miles. Is this a computer issue?
  • 2014 Nissan Murano: My car struggles to stay in the right gear while driving over hills. I’ve changed the transmission fluid, but am still noticing the issue. What else may fix this?
  • 2012 Ford Focus: What are the warning signs of a faulty transmission?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2004 Ford F150, 1995 Ford F250, 2017 Toyota Tacoma, 2014 Nissan Murano, and the 2012 Ford Focus.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper helps a listener diagnose a brake issue with their Toyota Rav4.