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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 talks about how the “tune up” has evolved alongside modern day cars and vehicle technology. Also on this show:

  • Why your car or truck may still need and in depth look at the components of your vehicle that are monitored by a computer.
  • Increments that common parts should last in your vehicle (sparkplugs, filters, etc.)
  • Important maintenance items that will extend the lifetime of your vehicle.
  • Information about carbon buildup in your car or truck’s engine.
  • 2007 Pontiac Solstice: I was told that I have low compression in 2 of my cylinders. Am I better off taking this to the shop or buying a used or rebuilt motor?
  • 2010 Nissan Altima: Where should I take this car to be inspected before purchasing it?
  • 2008 Mercury Sable: Have you seen coolant issues with other vehicles similar to mine?
  • 2005 Toyota Camry: What type of maintenance and repairs should I be most concerned about with my vehicle’s age?
  • 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe: My car takes a few tries to start each time but isn’t showing any codes. How can I diagnose the issue here?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2007 Pontiac Solstice, 2010 Nissan Altima, 2008 Mercury Sable, 2005 Toyota Camry, and the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe.