What are the symptoms of a bad catalytic converter?

Read time: 2 minutes Have you ever killed a cat? I have. I’m talking about a catalytic converter. I’m not a monster! Every vehicle on the road today is required by the Federal Government to have a catalytic converter. It’s necessary for keeping our air free of poisonous contaminants which lead to things like smog, more…

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Do I need to warm up my car?

Read time: 4 minutes Like many questions in the automotive world: It depends. Classic Car Tommy would say: Yes. I have a few cars that are carbureted. In those older model engines, it’s necessary to warm up the engine for drivability reasons. With a carbureted engine, the air/fuel mixture is not responsive to outside temperature more…

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BG Products at the White House for Made in America

WASHINGTON, DC – July 23, 2018 – BG Products, Inc., was selected to represent the state of Kansas at the Made In America Product Showcase hosted at the White House on July 23, 2018. “We are humbled to be chosen for this prestigious honor,” said Darin Greseth, BG Products, Inc., President and CEO. “I’m thankful for more…

Here’s what you need to know about R-1234yf

Read time: 3 minutes How do you stay cool in this summer heat? Many Midwestern gearheads, like me, live for the outdoors, especially during the summer. It allows us to work and play with our piston-powered vehicles. Everything goes well until I hit that first 90-plus-degree day, switch the A/C on, and get a blast more…

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9 things you should know about engine sludge

Oil sludge is a murderous foe that looks a lot like a burned marshmallow. If you love toasted marshmallows but don’t have the patience to toast them (or if, like me, you like them burned), you’re probably familiar with the black, bubbly surface that develops once the marshmallow is on fire. Blow it out, let more…

Does your mechanic trust you?

I’m a liar. At least, sometimes. I just went to the dentist and as far as she’s concerned, I floss day and night and brush vigorously, but not too vigorously (a healthy amount of vigor). As I’m lying in the dentist chair, it occured to me that I lie to my doctor too. She thinks more…

BG Guide for Summer Powersports

by Clinton J. Meyer Technical Service Representative ACS Certified in Chemistry and Biochemistry Summer is here! Time to get out and ride those motorcycles, quads and jet skis. You’ve waited all winter for the adventure to begin. The only thing between you and freedom is a quick tune-up to de-winterize your ride. Follow my guide more…

Do you give your customers a reason to be loyal?

The other day I drove-thru a sandwich shop for dinner with my kids. We call this time of the day “sandwich-hour.” We are a sandwich-loving family. In classic kid fashion, my kids ordered the sandwiches that come with no veggies or dressing. I asked if the sandwich craftsman would add mayo to the sandwiches. Sometimes I more…

Watch us grow: BG Technology and Training Center! 

The new BG Technology and Training Center is well underway! Watch the time lapse video below. The facility will include a chemistry lab, an automotive testing facility, and expanded space for BG University chemistry and sales training. “We’re growing as a company in every way,” said Darin Greseth, BG CEO and President. “Our expansion will more…

Fuel service: Are you taking care of your customers?

A history of the fuel induction service A fuel induction service removes the deposits that build up inside the air intake system of an engine. This service has been around for a long time, dating back to the days of carbureted engines, when carbon would build up on top of the pistons and cause drivability more…

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