Why do carbon deposits form in modern engines?

By Thomas Probus, BG Automotive Research Specialist Carbon deposits are inevitable and many automotive professionals don’t take them seriously because they consider carbon to just be a part of engine operation. But when left untreated, carbon buildup can cost vehicle owners more at the pump, and lead to expensive and labor-intensive repairs. What are carbon more…

Carbon deposits
How Does a Torque Converter Work?

By Tom Probus, BG Automotive Research Specialist To better understand the function of a torque converter, let’s first talk a little bit about automatic transmissions. An automatic transmission is like an automotive personal assistant; it does everything for the driver. With just a little pressure on two different pedals, a vehicle can either be cruising more…

How Often To Change Transmission Fluid?

By Paul Garcia, BG Proving Ground Manager The automatic transmission is one of your customer’s most expensive and hardest working systems. As the transmission fluid ages, it stops cleaning and protecting the moving parts. Your customers may notice hard shifting, slipping, or chattering when this occurs. A transmission service should be performed to flush out more…

BG Products Wins Four “Excellence in Technology” Awards

In a live webcast on December 9, 2021, BG Products received four Excellence in Technology awards from Brandon Hall Group–a leading research and analysis firm that has empowered, recognized, and certified excellence in organizations around the world for more than 20 years.    “Our primary goal is to be a partner beyond products for our more…

Maximize Your Independent Shop’s Potential

By Spiro Morogiannis, BG Training Program Manager & BGU Instructor “Tekmetric is very beneficial! It allows us to create and access canned jobs at a click of a button and build repair orders in minutes. We have noticed a big difference with Tekmetric, that we have increased our BG fluid sales by 80%. I highly more…

BG Automation, LLC, Announces Expansion on Derby Campus

WICHITA, Kan – On Monday, November 15, 2021, BG hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the Derby campus, now officially known as BG Automation, LLC. An additional 51,000 square feet are being added to bring the current facility to 87,000 square feet. “The demands on Derby facility have grown rapidly the last 3–5 more…

Improve Shop Performance with the Help of BG and Tekmetric at AAPEX 2021

WICHITA, Kan. – BG Products, Inc., is excited to showcase new BG equipment and introduce you to Tekmetric, the industry-leading auto repair shop management system at AAPEX on November 2–4, 2021, at the Sands Expo & Caesars forum in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the first time at AAPEX, product and equipment demonstrations will take place 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…

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…