For Automotive Service Technicians: Important and simple diesel maintenance

by Tim Allbritten, BG Business Development Director Why do we ignore diesel maintenance? Presently, there are about 25.7M diesel vehicles on the road in North America (source: Experian). And, it’s widely accepted that most diesels aren’t properly maintained. Can you believe that?! In total, diesel vehicles have an estimated worth of $1.35T. That’s right… that’s more…

light-duty diesel engines
Everything you need to know about brake fluid

By Andy Berlin, BG Product Technical Service Representative I field a lot of questions from service technicians about brake fluid selection and compatibility.  It’s understandable considering the variety of brake fluid types available on the market today.  Brake fluids are broken down into several categories and this leads to uncertainty and confusion. So, which one more…

Improve shop productivity with the NEW BG MVP Coolant Machine

WICHITA, Kan. — BG’s new vacuum-coolant machine is designed with the future in mind. The BG MVP (Multi-Vehicle Platform) Coolant Exchanger allows a technician to move seamlessly between reservoirs and complete a cooling system service in less time with less effort.  “It’s universal, convenient, and simple. It’s everything a technician needs in a cooling system more…

BG Products partners with Tekmetric independent shop management system

WICHITA, Kan.– BG Products has selected Tekmetric as its dedicated auto repair shop management software, which specializes in independent shop operations. Tekmetric offers digital vehicle inspections, estimates, repair orders, customer texting, inventory, job progress, customer communication, invoices, and more.  Tekmetric will help BG shops: Improve BG product recommendations Integrate “BG canned jobs” in estimates and more…

Is customer loyalty even bigger in Texas?

By Mary Augustine, BG Customer Retention Manager Read time: 5 mins Customer loyalty looks different to everyone. For one of our loyal BG customers in Houston, Texas, it’s big. Courtesy Claims recently came across a loyal BG customer by the name of Basilio Lakas, who had his first BG Engine Service on his 2012 Dodge more…

Servicing automotive a/c systems: The difference between R-134a and R-1234yf

by Andy Berlin, BG Product Technical Service Representative Read time: 5 minutes I get a lot of questions about automotive air conditioning products. It’s understandable, considering how rapidly refrigerant technology has changed over the years. It’s also a relief, because it’s crucial that these products are used correctly. Modern automotive air conditioning systems can be more…

BG Rev-It® selected for MOTOR Magazine’s Top 20 Tools

WICHITA, Kan.– The new BG Rev-It® automated throttle actuator was chosen to be in MOTOR Magazine’s Top 20 Tools for 2020!  “We’re humbled to be selected for this prestigious honor,” said Nathan Ebert, BG Chief Business & Strategy Officer. “This award fuels our innovation fire as we continue to develop products and equipment that improve more…

Spiro Morogiannis joins BG from BG LSI of Oklahoma

WICHITA, Kan. — BG Products, Inc., is pleased to welcome Spiro Morogiannis as the newest member of Team1BG™ Wichita. Prior to joining the Wichita team, Spiro spent three and a half years as a Sales Rep with BG LSI in Oklahoma, one of BG’s independent distributors. He began his BG career working in the Tulsa more…

Why is my car’s steering so loud?

by Jon Hansen, Central Kansas Territory Manager, Kansas BG Read time: 2 minutes Nobody, and I mean nobody, likes it when their car squeals. It’s scary. It’s embarrassing. And, it means your car might need to go to the doctor. If you’re hearing a whining noise when you turn your steering wheel you most likely more…

Tire rotation: Why it’s important and how often you should do it

by Jon Hansen, Central Kansas Territory Manager, Kansas BG Read time: 2.5 minutes Tires are pretty straightforward, right? They’re just rubber and air that keep your vehicle on the road. In truth, there’s more to tires and tire maintenance than just airing them up or changing a flat. When it comes to vehicle maintenance, most more…