What Are the Signs of a Blown Head Gasket?

By Thomas Probus, BG Automotive Research Specialist You’ve likely heard the phrase “blown head gasket.” It sounds ominous. You might know a blown head gasket is an expensive and labor-intensive repair. It may even cause you to imagine dollar signs raining from the sky and piling up, but what exactly does a blown head gasket more…

What is a BG Cooling System Service?

By Paul Garcia, BG Proving Ground Manager Road trips are a popular summer vacation option because it’s the perfect time to travel to the beach, city, or mountains. People might plan their road trips days in advance or escape on an impromptu weekend getaway. Road trips can be a lot of fun and bonding time more…

How Automotive Cooling Systems Work

An automotive cooling system serves three important functions. The cooling system removes the excess heat from the engine.  The cooling system maintains the engine operating temperature for optimum performance. The cooling system brings the engine up to the correct operating temperature as quickly as possible. The cooling system has six main components—the engine, radiator, water more…

What BG Products Can Be Used in My Boat?

By Andy Berlin, BG Product Technical Service Representative The arrival of summertime heat means that many folks will be heading to the lake with their watercraft for some fun in the sun. Whether we’re talking about fishing, skiing, tubing, or just zooming around on a jet ski, preventive maintenance is a must. Don’t turn what more…

Top 4 Questions about Brake Vibration

By Cody Lyons, Technical Service Manager A vibrating brake pedal is a common concern, and it’s never a good idea to ignore this issue. Your brakes are the most important safety feature on your vehicle and maintenance is needed to keep them operating properly.  I recommend taking your vehicle to a BG Shop to be more…

5 Common Causes of Engine Overheating

With summer in full swing, temperatures are rising—and so is the risk of your car overheating. After all, if the sun is baking your car at 90 to 100 degrees and the engine hasn’t even been turned on, it’s starting at a significant disadvantage. There are many factors beyond external temperature that can contribute to more…

BG Products Selected for MOTOR Magazine’s Top 20

WICHITA, Kan.– MOTOR’s Top 20 entries represent some of the most innovative and exciting new developments that support the automotive industry.  This year MOTOR Magazine has recognized the most outstanding industry solutions, and BG Products is honored to be included in this group with the release of the BG Experience™ App.  This augmented reality training more…

221,797 Miles Traveled with the Help of BG MOA®

By Mary Augustine, BG Customer Retention Manager Read time: 5 mins William Hagge, of Princeton, Iowa, drives a 2015 Ford F150 which has had 54 BG MOA Engine Services done over the course of 221,797 miles! Mr. Hagge has his truck serviced at a Ford dealership in nearby Davenport. We recently interviewed Mr. Hagge to more…

Top 5 Googled Questions About Brakes

Summer is driving season. It’s a time for family road trips, driving back roads with the windows down, or even getting out the date-night convertible. Unfortunately, this extra driving combined with hot summer days can take a toll on your brakes. Especially if you’ve neglected your vehicle’s brake system. Many people take their brakes for more…

Can I use 134a instead of 1234yf?

By Andy Berlin, BG Product Technical Service Representative As of January 1, 2021, the United States Environmental Protection Agency mandated that all passenger cars and light-duty trucks coming off the assembly lines must utilize R-1234yf as their HVAC system refrigerant. The European Union forced this changeover on January 1 of the previous year.  However, many more…