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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 things you can do for your vehicle to avoid issues and breakdowns during the hot summer months. Also on this show:

  • Information about the coolant in your car or truck.
  • What are the effects of a leaking cooling system?
  • Warning signs of possible problems that may be building inside your vehicle.
  • Why radiator tanks are commonly made of plastic.
  • How often should you replace the coolant in your car?
  • Why is there such a variety of different coolant fluid available?
  • 2004 Ford F150: I’ve been noticing a misfire while accelerating near 40 mph. Have you seen this symptom before?
  • 1996 Ford F250: Is there someone who still supplies R12 coolant?
  • 2000 Lexus RX300: My car is shaking while accelerating hard. What could be causing this?
  • 2017 Toyota Tacoma: The check engine light in my truck has come on at only 17k miles. Is this a computer issue?
  • 2014 Nissan Murano: My car struggles to stay in the right gear while driving over hills. I’ve changed the transmission fluid, but am still noticing the issue. What else may fix this?
  • 2012 Ford Focus: What are the warning signs of a faulty transmission?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2004 Ford F150, 1995 Ford F250, 2017 Toyota Tacoma, 2014 Nissan Murano, and the 2012 Ford Focus.