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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 talk about the value of fuel additives and other automobile additive products.

  • Should I stay away from Stop Leak and Stop Slip types of products? Do they really help my car?
  • Will additives ruin my car?
  • Will fuel tank additives such as octane boosters cause my car to run more efficiently?
  • 2005 Toyota Tundra: The clear coat on my truck keeps coming off. What can I do to fix this?
  • 2005 Mercedes SL500: I’m being told that I need to have regular service checks done on my shocks due to the fact that this car has a fairly complicated system. Is that true?
  • 2008 Honda Odyssey: Why is the power steering tight when the car is not moving but seems fine when the vehicle moves?
  • I’m interested in getting an old Chevette and I’m wondering where the best place to find one is?
  • Honda Hybrid: Where can I get my hybrid serviced besides a dealership?
  • 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee: I’m interested in getting some new 18” rims for my vehicle and I’m only finding them online. Are there any local shops that carry this size?
  • 1992 Mazda Miata 49,000 miles: If I’m getting good oil reports back on the vehicle, is it necessary to change the oil as frequently as we’re told?
  • 2005 Ford F150: Is there a valve adjustment I can do to help fix a tapping noise coming from the top side of the engine?
  • I heard that you could seal up a hole in the radiator with an egg. Is this true?
  • 2004 Acura: My manual vehicle is having problems with shifting into reverse and sometimes locks up. Do you know what could be causing this problem?
  • 1993 Nissan Pickup: I have my truck regularly serviced but have been told that if transmission is doing fine that I don’t need to change out the fluid on a regular basis. Is this true?
  • 2004 Ford Mustang: Should I use a cleaning additive if I’ve been servicing it regular and using premium oil?

Cars talked about on this show are 2005 Toyota Tundra , 2005 Mercedes SL500,  2008 Honda Odyssey , Honda Hybrid, 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 1992 Mazda Miata, 2005 Ford F150, 2004 Acura, 1993 Nissan Pickup, and the 2004 Ford Mustang.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper helps a listener in Tempe about an issue with her AC.