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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 the great auto repair services offered across the Bumper to Bumper Network. Also on this show:

  • The math behind regular maintenance and a costly repair down the road.
  • Why technology and other factors have caused the cost of a vehicle maintenance to increase in the recent decades.
  • How much should you expect to pay for a competent oil change?
  • Why it’s important for your auto repair shop to have the ability to foresee specific issues your make and model may be prone to.
  • 1997 Oldsmobile: My radio antennae has recently stopped working. After a repair – it seems like the connection still has an issue. What would you recommend I do?
  • Mercedes: A code came up saying I need to replace my transmission control module. What should I expect to pay and will this have to be done at a Mercedes dealership?
  • Chevrolet Pickup: I’ve had to add coolant to my truck every 4-6 weeks. I can’t find a leak, and my shop can’t seem to find out why either. What could be causing this loss of coolant?
  • 1999 Saturn SL2: After replacing a battery, and testing various other components - this car still only starts occasionally. What should I look into next?
  • 2011 Ford F150: I’ve noticed a slip in my transmission shortly after taking off. Have you seen this issue with my transmission or do you think this is simply misfire?

Cars talked about on this show are the 1997 Oldsmobile, Mercedes, Chevrolet Pickup, 1999 Saturn SL2, and the 2011 Ford F150.