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Bumper to Bumper Radio to appear at Glendale library to answer your car questions

Bumper to Bumper hosts and a local car expert are ready answer any and all car questions on Saturday at a local library!
10 years ago
Dave Riccio, Bumper to Bumper Radio

Which cars are the best?

It never fails when you’re in the automotive repair business or much more likely when you’re the car guy on the radio. Everyone’s first question at the backyard BBQ once they find out what I do is “what kind of car is the best?” I have never come up with a good answer for this […]
10 years ago
KTAR Newsroom

Summer tire blowouts could be lack of maintenance

Most times of the year, when cruising the Valley freeways you see them, usually more so in the summer months.
10 years ago
Dave Riccio, Bumper to Bumper Radio

Ever have your auto shop fix the wrong noise?

I do want you to be well advised when it comes to taking your vehicle to the shop for repairs.
10 years ago
Dave Riccio, Bumper to Bumper Radio

Are you familiar with ‘Snake Oil?’

Have you ever heard the story about the engine that could easily run on water?
11 years ago
Dave Riccio, Bumper to Bumper Radio

How do you find great auto repair?

Matt Allen and I often contemplate on what is the best way to advise the public on how to pick a great automotive service and repair shop. We don’t want consumers to be taken advantage of when purchasing a product that frankly, most don’t understand. At the same time, consumers need to understand that auto […]
11 years ago
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Ever feel bamboozled by auto repair?

I believe there is nothing worse than being called back from the auto shop or a plumber for that matter letting you know it is more money than they had first thought. Why does this happen?
11 years ago
Dave Riccio, Bumper to Bumper Radio

Have you ever fried an egg on the sidewalk?

I remember as a kid hearing about cooking an egg on the sidewalk. I immediately took it literally and couldn’t wait to try it. The eggs didn’t come out very good, especially with the asphalt crumbs, but I choked them down anyway. Just how hot is our asphalt? Asphalt temperatures in Phoenix will average 150 […]
11 years ago
Dave Riccio, Bumper to Bumper Radio

Car repair: A life or death situation?

This past week, my church family lost a dear brother to what a news article called a "freak accident" while working on his car in his driveway. Saddened by the news, I couldn't help but think about all the close calls I had while working on cars before I made a profession out of it.
11 years ago
KTAR Newsroom

Is your car prepared for summer?

Now that 100-degree-plus temperatures have arrived and are here to stay, having piece of mind and confidence that your car is in good shape will keep you cool.
11 years ago
Dave Riccio, Bumper to Bumper Radio

To service or not to service your transmission?

Should I service my transmission? This is the number one most frequently asked question on the Bumper To Bumper Radio Show as well as through the emails we receive every day. The questions surrounding transmission service exist because of the plethora of bad information in our industry in regards to Transmissions. Whether from overzealous oil […]
11 years ago
KTAR Newsroom

Which fuel is right for my car?

With fuel prices nearing the $4.00 mark, and likely continuing to climb, I'm often asked, "does my car really need Premium Fuel?" The answers is, yes and no. However, there is a difference between "want" and "need." All vehicle manufacturers will have a specification or requirement for the grade of fuel they want you to use. The engine performance rating, fuel management and design is developed and measured using the fuel designated by them. You will find this information in the owner's manual and likely on the gas cap door. It is always best to follow those guidelines. If the manufacturer says use regular then do not waste your money on premium!
11 years ago
KTAR Newsroom

Automotive diagnostic charges and inspection fees, is it something you should be paying for?

This is an ongoing debate in the automotive industry. I have found that if you have several shop owners in the same room, you will get several different answers. Each owner has developed his own method for charging for diagnostic.
11 years ago
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Two tires? Four tires? What about just one?

I've received multiple emails lately questioning why customers are being told they need to replace all four tires or even two tires when only one of their tires is actually bad.
11 years ago
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To fix or not to fix? Dealership versus private repair shops

The Automatic Transmission Rebuilder Association (A.T.R.A.), a 2,500-member trade organization recently did extensive research into why some consumers prefer the dealership and why certain consumers prefer independent facilities for service and repair.
11 years ago
KTAR Newsroom

Do It Yourself Auto Repair

Is the nostalgia of do it yourself auto repair going away? From father son restoration projects, to oil changes in your driveway, to the neighborhood backyard mechanic advice is there a value to lifting the hood yourself.
12 years ago