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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 advantages to having your sparkplugs replaced and ways it could benefit your vehicle that you may not have thought of. Also on this show:

  • Issues with your clutch that may in fact be caused by a blown sparkplug.
  • How sparkplugs have evolved over time.
  • Why replacing a sparkplug is more labor intensive during recent years.
  • More about caps, ignition wires, and rotors.
  • Advantages to having your sparkplugs replaced.
  • 2006 GMC Sierra: Going into the summer, what types of preventative maintenance would you recommend for my car?
  • 2007 Ford F150: I’m noticing some hesitation in acceleration between 40-50mph in this truck. Have you seen this before?
  • 2004 Volkswagen Touareg: My transmission is struggling between 3rd and 4th gear, sometimes up to 15 seconds. What could be causing this?
  • 2002 Honda Accord: The other day it took me a few tries to start my car. It hasn’t happened since- but is this something I should still be concerned about?
  • Nissan Sentra: Do I need to change my coil packs also while changing my sparkplugs?
  • 2005 BMW 325: Can I change my own sparkplugs? I’m also noticing some vibration around 40mph. Is it the driveshaft that’s causing this?
  • 2001 Pontiac Trans Am: My gauges and radio flip on and off from time to time. After replacing the battery and other components I’m still experiencing this. What would be the next thing I should check?
  • 2002 Chevrolet Blazer: This vehicle failed emissions after it had sat for some time. What are your suggestions to have it pass?
  • 2007 Chevrolet Silverado: Would I benefit by switching to E3 Sparkplugs?
  • 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe: This truck is dying after being parked for only a short period of time- then starts fine a few minutes later. What could be causing this?

    Cars talked about on this show are the Ford Mustang, 2006 GMC Sierra, 2007 Ford F150, 2004 Volkswagen Touareg, 2002 Honda Accord, Nissan Sentra, 2005 BMW 325, 2001 Pontiac Trans Am, 2002 Chevrolet Blazer, 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

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