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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I am a true believer in BG products!

I recently used  BG 44K® Fuel System Cleaner in my 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4 x 4 with the 4.0 V6 engine. It has 276,000 miles. It previously got 14.5 mpg on the highway. After one can of your BG 44K®, my mileage has improved to 18.5 mpg on highway trips. That is what I more…

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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Congressman Ron Estes visits BG Products

El DORADO, Kan. – Monday, July 30, 2018 – BG Products, Inc., hosted Congressman Ron Estes at its manufacturing facility in El Dorado, Kansas, on July 30. As part of a day long tour, the Congressman’s stop at BG was one of many at local businesses in Butler County.   Joined by Press Secretary Roman more…

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…

BG Products exhibits at Automobilia 2018

WICHITA, Kan. – Friday, July 20, 2018 – BG Products exhibited at the 24th annual Automobilia Moonlight Car Show and Street Party on July 14, 2018. The event supports local charities including Convoy of Hope, Cars for the Cause, The Arc of Sedgwick County and the Starkey Foundation. The reach of these organizations extends to 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 announces partnership with extra Rewards

WICHITA, Kan. – Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – BG Products announces its recent partnership as part of the extra Online Loyalty Program. As the only preventive maintenance company participating in this Program, BG is pleased to offer this premier opportunity to its customers. In joining brands such as Bosch Automotive Parts and Castrol Lubricants and more…