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…

Question: Do BG products expire?

Follow-up question: What does the date code stand for? Answer: Since the beginning, we have always included a production date on product containers. Over the years, these dates have evolved into a coded sequence of numbers. Their purpose is to provide traceability so that product quality can be tracked and maintained. As a general rule, more…

Avoid Low Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI) in GDI engines

Read time: 2 minutes I always thought it’d be interesting to see a mole in my yard. I didn’t understand why my neighbors complained. All God’s creatures, right? Then I discovered mounds and mounds of dirt in my yard one day. At first, I was sort of impressed. My dog sure had a productive afternoon! more…

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BG partners with HEV expert Craig Van Batenburg

WICHITA, Kan – BG Products, Inc., has recently partnered with hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) expert Craig Van Batenburg. “Craig is fully immersed in the technology used in hybrid electric vehicles,” said Tim Allbritten, BG Sr. Business Development Manager. “Craig’s decades of experience will help BG subject matter experts develop an even deeper understanding of the more…

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BG to launch new fuel service at NADA Show

WICHITA, Kan – BG Products, Inc., is launching an industry-leading NEW fuel system service at the 2019 NADA Show, Booth #5119N. If you’re going to the NADA Show, add the BG Booth to your expo plan! “Today’s engines are notorious for carbon buildup that’s nearly impossible to reach and even more difficult to clean,” said more…

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Oil level is down, but it’s not on the garage floor?

Read time: 6 minutes Lower oil levels at oil change time used to be an indicator of either an oil leak outside the car or burning oil inside the engine. Locating an oil leak under the car was a simple affair, and an engine that was burning oil suffered other symptoms, including wear on pistons more…