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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 components of your car’s cooling system and how to avoid overheating. Also on this show:

  • When in the life cycle of your vehicle you should have your cooling system inspected.
  • What temperature your vehicle should be running at.
  • How vital the cooling system is to your car and why.
  • Why you can’t always solely trust your temperature gauge.
  • When to have your water pump checked out.
  • Call from Michael Henry at the Good Guys Car Show.
  • 2000 Honda Accord: While driving on the freeway, I’ll feel a bump then my temperature gauge goes all the way down. We’ve already changed the thermostat- have you seen this issue before?
  • 2005 Chrysler 300: This car recently overheated. After adding coolant and restarting the car, there’s an excess of steam. What went wrong?
  • 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS: If I want to supercharge my car- do I need to modify the engine at all?
  • 2003 GMC Envoy: The AC in my vehicle works fine until the outside temperature is about 86 degrees. Is there a way to flush my AC system?
  • 2004 Chevrolet S10: I was quoted just under 4k for an engine replacement. Does this sound reasonable?
  • 2006 Toyota Sienna: I was quoted a price difference of one thousand dollars between two different shops. What should I do?
  • 2004 Ford F150: What can I do to get better gas mileage out of my truck?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2000 Honda Accord, 2005 Chryler 300, 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS, 2003, 2004 Chevrolet S10, 2004 Chevrolet S10, 2006 Toyota Sienna, and the 2004 Ford F150.