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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 how “tune ups” have evolved throughout the years and what maintenance services you should never skip out on. Also on this show:

  • What checks and services are commonly included in a tune up?
  • Spark plugs and other parts in your vehicle that will wear out regardless of how you drive and service your vehicle.
  • How the tune up has evolved into more of a cleaning service for your car now that modern vehicles are constantly checking components automatically.
  • Information about carbon buildup and valve adjustments.
  • How your transmission can be affected by a bad battery and why your next battery should be an Interstate.
  • 1997 Ford Explorer: After replacing the engine in this vehicle, the crank is no longer turning. Where should we begin diagnosing this issue?
  • 2005 Scion: Between 60-70 mph, I’m hearing a whistling sound near my front right tire. What could be causing this?
  • 2005 Nissan Pathfinder: What information can you give me about how timing belts relate to vibrations or clicking sounds?
  • 2013 Honda Civic: While idling, my AC doesn’t blow as cold. Does this need a recharge or is there another underlying issue?

Cars talked about on this show are the 1997 Ford Explorer, 2005 Scion, 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, and the 2013 Honda Civic.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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