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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 to maintain and keep your vehicle running at its peak performance in order to avoid costly repairs down the road. Also on this show:

  • Common repairs that could have been avoided with simple maintenance or small part replacements.
  • What issues can you avoid by having your oil changed regularly?
  • Keeping your cooling system functioning smoothly with being over-maintained.
  • Which services in particular will help your vehicle’s resale value?
  • 2011 Infiniti EX35: Are there any services at all you would recommend I go to the dealership for?
  • 1999 Ford Ranger: My truck has had some really awful gas mileage lately. What steps can I take to improve this?
  • 2002 Dodge Ram: My truck has gone through 3 rear hubs in a short amount of time. How can I find the source of this issue?
  • 2005 Dodge Stratus: My car has a vibration past 2k RPM. It has also given me a handful of codes in a readout. How can I begin to diagnose this issue?
  • 2001 Lexus S430: Is there someone you could recommend to take a look at my suspension?
  • 2008 Dodge Ram 1500: My AC is only working intermittently. Is this a cooling system issue or the fan?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2011 Infiniti EX35, 1999 Ford Ranger, 2002 Dodge Ram, 2005 Dodge Stratus, 2001 Lexus S430, and the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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