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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 prepare your vehicle for a road trip and other tips on how to travel safely this holiday season. Also on this show:

  • Why it could be beneficial to you to rent a car if you’re planning a road trip.
  • How to check your tires for safety before driving.
  • Why you shouldn’t cheap out on windshield wipers.
  • Important fluids to check before taking your car on a road trip.
  • Important items you should have stocked somewhere in your vehicle before hitting the road.
  • How to plan for a catastrophic failure while you’re on a road trip.
  • Why you should always use an Interstate Battery in your vehicle.
  • 2005 Toyota Corolla: All of my starting components seem to be functioning properly, but this car is still having trouble turning over. What else could be contributing to this problem?
  • Is there a difference between full synthetic and 100% synthetic oils?
  • Ford Explorer: I’ve noticed an intermittent shake at highway speeds coming from my vehicle. I’ve already had my tires balanced – what else could be causing this?
  • 2004 Nissan Titan: There is an intermittent click coming from my vehicle. Could this be related to my AC?
  • 2003 Nissan Murano: While accelerating from a stop, I have to really push my vehicle. What is causing this hesitation?
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado: During the colder months, my truck will die after starting. How can I diagnose this issue?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2005 Toyota Corolla, Ford Explorer, 2004 Nissan Titan, 2003 Nissan Murano, and the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado.