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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 ways you can be a smart consumer while also taking premium care of your vehicle. Also on this show:

  • Shock and strut specials during the month of October and symptoms to look out for.
  • Information about your car’s suspension and alignment.
  • Vibrations you may notice in your car or truck during the cooling temperatures.
  • “Cold Cranking” wintertime battery issues and why you should make your next battery an Interstate.
  • 2013 Dodge Caravan: My van has had issues starting to the point where I have to completely disengage the key. What could be causing this?
  • 2008 Dodge Ram: I’ve noticed the smell of gasoline coming from the front of my truck. How can I begin diagnosing this?
  • 2000 Nissan Exterra: What information can you give me about the radiator in my car? I’ve had intermittent overheating issues.
  • 2011 Toyota Venza: At what interval would you recommend I have my spark plugs replaced?
  • 2009 Nissan Armada: After several attempted fixes, my car is still overheating. What should my next step be?
  • 2002 Saturn L200: How can I be certain that a head gasket is having issues?
  • 2001 Toyota Tacoma: At over 200k miles, when should I start to be concerned about buying a new vehicle?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2013 Dodge Caravan, 2008 Dodge Ram, 2000 Nissan Exterra, 2011 Toyota Venza, 2009 Nissan Armada, 2002 Saturn L200, and the 2001 Toyota Tacoma.