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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 to best prepare your vehicle for the winter. Also on this show:

  • Belts, hoses, and more components that may be oversold by auto repair shops.
  • How often your modern vehicle needs its cooling system serviced.
  • How to forecast the timing of replacing your car’s belts and hoses and why they tend to last longer in modern vehicles.
  • Important questions you shouldn’t be hesitant to ask your auto repair shop.
  • Nissan Altima: My car has close to 300k miles behind it. I’ve already changed my transmission fluid once – would you recommend I leave it be or service it again in the future?
  • 1995 Ford Explorer: My oil pressure gauge has been showing close to high pressure. Should I still be concerned even if it’s not all the way up?
  • 1999 Ford Explorer: What information can you give me for a code showing a lack of switching and my oxygen sensor?
  • 2017 Ford Escape: My vehicle has already had the check engine light come on 3 times. Recently on a trip back from California, it seems that my car almost lost all power while it came on. What could be the issue here?
  • Kia Sedona: I’ve recently noticed a whining sound ever since the temperatures have gone down. What could be causing this noise?

Cars talked about on this show are the Nissan Altima, 1995 Ford Explorer, 1999 Ford Explorer, 2017 Ford Escape, and the Kia Sedona.