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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 preventative maintenance and other services you shouldn’t put off to avoid costly repairs in the future. Also on this show:

  • Simple maintenance practices that will extend the lifetime of your vehicle.
  • Why you shouldn’t always trust the manufacturer’s suggestion for extended oil change intervals.
  • Motor mounts, belts, hoses, and other parts that should be replaced during your vehicle’s lifetime and at what increments based on your car or truck.
  • Why you should have your auto repair shop test your battery every time you take your vehicle in – and why to have it replaced with an Interstate Battery.
  • 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche: How serious is an oxygen sensor code/check engine light? Should I have my truck repaired right away?
  • 2011 Ford F150: I’ve noticed a clicking sound coming from my blend doors. How difficult of a repair is this?
  • 2009 Ford Flex: My car has been shifting hard and I noticed a small transmission leak. Should I be concerned about needing a new transmission?
  • 2014 Audi S4: Should my bushings be failing at only 45k miles? Would you recommend performance bushings?
  • 2017 Chevrolet Malibu: I’ve noticed a slow air leak coming from my driver’s side tire. Will the monitoring system still function with a valve stem?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche¸ 2011 Ford F150, 2009 Ford Flex, 2014 Audi S4, and the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu.