Do hybrid cars need oil changes?

By Andy Berlin, BG Product Technical Service Representative Read time: 3 minutes Yes, hybrids need oil changes. If you own a hybrid but have never had the oil changed, please heed this advice: hybrid vehicles, while incredibly fuel-efficient, are not low maintenance vehicles. (Low maintenance vehicles don’t really exist by the way. But, instead of more…

BG Proving Ground: Committed to proving BG excellence

Read time: 1.5 minutes The BG Technology and Training Center is home to the BG Proving Ground, a facility dedicated to hands-on automotive research, development, testing, and training. The new, larger facility has allowed the BG Proving Ground team to grow and expand, and continue to push the envelope for automotive excellence. Here’s what this more…

Top 10 ways to build a business relationship

By Dale Smith, BG Field Trainer and BGU Instructor Read time: 4.5 minutes I have been fascinated with cars and airplanes and learning how they work from a young age. This interest led to building engines and, eventually, to building strong working relationships centered on maintenance and repair.  When working with shops and dealerships, the more…

BG goes heavy duty for diesels

WICHITA, Kan. – BG has developed a product to target deposits typically seen in High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) fuel systems: BG Heavy Duty Fuel System Performance Restoration. HPCR fuel system problems HPCR fuel systems see increased Diesel Injector Deposits due to the design of the engine. With small fuel injector ports and high pressures more…

ASTM International gives credibility to BG products

by Todd Leinen, BG Product Technical Support Representative Read time: 2.5 minutes Most companies have bold commercials or bottles with labels that claim all sorts of performance capabilities for automotive lubricants or fuel additives. BG does. So what exactly is it that sets us apart from other “additive companies”?  It’s our commitment to quality. Sure, more…

Transmission fluid: What is it and how can you protect it?

By Michael Belluomo, BG Technical Service Manager Read time: 2 minutes Automatic transmission fluid. What exactly does it do? And how long can it last?  Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) has some unique and specific properties that make it the most complex fluid in your vehicle.  What does automatic transmission fluid do? It’s a lubricant to more…

What causes the oil change light to come on?

Read time: 2 minutes Answer: The oil life monitor. All right, let’s talk about this monitor. Modern-day vehicles have an oil life monitor that uses a complex algorithm to calculate the wear and tear on your oil from day-to-day use. This algorithm takes into account engine load, oil temperature, engine temperature, average vehicle speed, ambient more…

Diesel is forever with the Lifetime BG Protection Plan®

Updated June 11, 2019 Diesel owners are the perfect service customers. They want to spend money to maintain their vehicles. How crazy is that? In a time when sealed transmissions are a thing, die-hard diesel dudes are adamant about regular maintenance. They rely on their diesels for impressive power and durability. Diesel vehicles are the more…

Expert in HEV maintenance partners with BG

Read time: 3 minutes Albert Einstein said that if you can’t explain something simply, you don’t know it well enough. For automotive shops wanting to enter the changing world of electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) repair, Craig Van Batenburg has been working, learning and teaching about automotive repair and shop management since more…