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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 unnecessary services for your car and what services you should invest in. Also on this show:

  • When to have your fuel injection system cleaned.
  • Is it worth it to perform your own oil changes?
  • Should you rotate your own tires?
  • Why you shouldn’t cut corners when it comes to brake replacement.
  • Other small parts you can replace yourself.
  • How a lack of knowledge can lead to auto repair shops performing more work than necessary.
  • 2005 Dodge Ram 1500: I tow every day with this truck. I’ve been replacing my water pump every yea – is there something I should be doing differently to see more life out of my water pumps?
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot: Each time I fill my gas tank completely, my engine will die shortly everywhere. Is this a valve issue?
  • 1981 GMC Concord: For the past 6 months, something has been draining the battery in my car. My mechanics have taken a look and can’t find the issue. Any other ideas?
  • 2002 Audi GT: My car drives smoothly until you start giving it a good amount of gas. Is this a fuel line issue?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500, 2008 Jeep Patriot, 1981 GMC Concord, and the 2002 Audi GT.