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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 important things to keep in mind to stay safe on the road throughout the upcoming Arizona Summer. Also on this show:

  • Historical information about Virginia Auto Service.
  • Preventative and proactive maintenance to make it through the hot Summer months.
  • 2002 Honda Odyssey: My Maintenance Required light has come on recently. After having it checked, the shop says nothing is wrong. Could you tell me more about this indicator?
  • 2009 Chevrolet Suburban: Within 3k miles my vehicle has used 3 quarts of oil with no leaks. What is causing this?
  • 2005 Ford Taurus: I believe there is a carbon buildup issue in my vehicle’s engine. Do shops still use Motor Vacs or is there a better way to tackle this problem?
  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro: I’m hoping to get better performance out of this vehicle. Will I need to have the computer re-tuned after freeing up the intake?
  • 2003 Dodge Ram 1500: My truck is idling heavily as the day progresses. What factors could be affecting this?
  • 2000 Ford F-150: I’m showing a lean code. What is a common cause of this?
  • 2002 Buick Sentry: I’m having an issue with my transmission shifting hard. After fixing a leak multiple times it continues to lose fluid. Is there some other factor that may be causing this outside of the transmission itself?
  • 2003 Honda: What kind of questions should I be asking my shop about my struts?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2002 Honda Odyssey, 2009 Chevrolet Suburban, 2005 Ford Taurus, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, 2003 Dodge Ram 1500, 2000 Ford F-150, 2002 Buick Sentry, 2003 Honda.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper Radio helps a listener who suspects there is a fuel blockage issue with her Kia.