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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 preventative maintenance could keep your car from breaking down this summer, and how to prepare for a road trip. Also on this show:

  • Why tires should be at the top of your list for pre-trip inspections.
  • Is it absolutely necessary to change your oil before a road trip?
  • How car loans have evolved in the modern era.
  • Maintenance to expect within the first year of having your vehicle.
  • What are the most common types of failures during this time of the year?
  • Toyota Sequoia: There’s a noticeable clicking sound while I’m turning. I’ve already checked the steering fluid – what else could be causing this?
  • Mitsubishi Spider: I recently had my traction control unit replaced, and now I’m struggling to shift my car out of park. How can I correct this?
  • Toyota Corolla: What is the best way to disinfect the AC in my vehicle?
  • BMW 330: After a number of replacement parts and coolant checks my AC still isn’t functioning well. How can I further diagnose this issue?
  • 2010 Nissan Titan: I’m about to change my spark plugs for my first time. Is there any advice you could give me?
  • 2007 Toyota Yaris: After recharging my battery, I noticed the RPM staying at 0 in reverse. Have you seen this problem before?

Cars talked about on this show are the Toyota Sequoia, Mitsubishi Spider, Toyota Corolla, BMW 330, 2010 Nissan Titan, and the 2007 Toyota Yaris.