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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Do I need to get a cooling system service every spring?

Dear Tommy, Ever seen folks happy to stand in line? If not, you need to visit a Minnesota car wash in the spring. This is a cheery group of folks! Winter is fading into memory and the air is fresh. Trees are budding, birds are chirping and Minnesotans can finally scrape the salt, sand and more…

What are engine flushes? And are they good for your car?

Engine flush. Isn’t that just an oil change? It’s just old oil out, new oil in, right? Not exactly. If we break down those two words (engine and flush) you have your answer. Engine: That hard-working part of your vehicle that powers everything from the transmission to the air conditioner. Flush: Removing contaminants (like flushing more…

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The truth about fuel additives and “snake oil”

Fuel additive. What exactly is that and what does it mean? Well if you are like most of us at BG, anything labeled fuel additive should at least clean fuel injectors, remove engine deposits, and maybe lubricate the upper cylinders (maybe). Hmm, sounds simple enough, but is it true for all fuel additives? That is more…

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Synthetic engine oil. What’s the big deal?

The word synthetic has morphed into one of today’s trending adjectives often used to describe a quality aspect of a material or product. Along with “nano,” “hybrid,” and more, “synthetic” sound scientific and intriguing but what does it really mean? The debate between conventional and synthetic engine oil use has been discussed for years. For more…

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What causes Low Speed Pre Ignition?

Have you ever been right in the middle of the most amazing story you’ve ever told and someone walks up and starts a new conversation right before your punchline? Of course you have. We all have. And… it’s so frustrating! That’s exactly what’s going on with GDI (gasoline direct injection) engines today. Engine oil is more…

Does changing transmission fluid hurt my transmission?

by Tom Probus BG Technical Service ASE Certified for more than 20 years Does changing transmission fluid hurt my transmission? The answer is no. But, does a transmission fluid exchange really need to be done? Of course I would say yes. I work for a company that manufactures the BEST tools and equipment to perform more…

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What should I do to prepare my car for winter?

Dear Michael – my friend and automotive expert, I have some car care questions for you. But so you get the full picture, I’ll paint you a picture. To prove that Monday can always get worse, I wound up trapped in the drive-thru at a coffee shop on what was, up to that point, the more…

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What happens to diesel fuel in cold weather?

For many, owning a diesel-powered vehicle is not just a point of pride, but also a means to a living. Diesel vehicle owners count on these powerful workhorses to provide the necessary torque in heavy-duty applications. The higher energy content of diesel fuel provides more power and fuel economy in most vehicles compared to their more…

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