TECH TALK: How to Jump-Start Your Car

In this episode of Tech Talk, Jon Hansen talks about jump-starting your car. Watch the video or read the transcript below! Hey guys. I’m Jon Hansen back with another Tech Talk.  Today we are going to be discussing how to jump-start a car.  As the weather becomes colder, it becomes more common to wake up more…

How to avoid cracking your windshield on an icy morning

By Tom Probus, BG Automotive Research Specialist There are many ways to remove ice, and despite what my friends did as teenagers, pouring hot water on your windshield is not one of them. As the temps drop, I’m using my defrost more. Sometimes, on especially cold days, it takes FOREVER for the ice to melt. more…

For Automotive Service Technicians: Important and simple diesel maintenance

by Tim Allbritten, BG Business Development Director Why do we ignore diesel maintenance? Presently, there are about 25.7M diesel vehicles on the road in North America (source: Experian). And, it’s widely accepted that most diesels aren’t properly maintained. Can you believe that?! In total, diesel vehicles have an estimated worth of $1.35T. That’s right… that’s more…

Everything you need to know about brake fluid

By Andy Berlin, BG Product Technical Service Representative I field a lot of questions from service technicians about brake fluid selection and compatibility.  It’s understandable considering the variety of brake fluid types available on the market today.  Brake fluids are broken down into several categories and this leads to uncertainty and confusion. So, which one more…

Why is my car’s steering so loud?

by Jon Hansen, Central Kansas Territory Manager, Kansas BG Read time: 2 minutes Nobody, and I mean nobody, likes it when their car squeals. It’s scary. It’s embarrassing. And, it means your car might need to go to the doctor. If you’re hearing a whining noise when you turn your steering wheel you most likely more…

Tire rotation: Why it’s important and how often you should do it

by Jon Hansen, Central Kansas Territory Manager, Kansas BG Read time: 2.5 minutes Tires are pretty straightforward, right? They’re just rubber and air that keep your vehicle on the road. In truth, there’s more to tires and tire maintenance than just airing them up or changing a flat. When it comes to vehicle maintenance, most more…

Engine cleaning: Oil-based vs. fuel-based deposits

By Dustin Willhite, BG Director of Product Technology Read time: 5 mins Recently, I was asked to answer the question: “What’s the difference between oil-based and fuel-based deposits?” Now, I’ve answered this question a lot for the marketing folks so I thought I’d break it down in writing. Here goes: Let’s think of oil as more…

oil and gasoline deposits are like molasses and sweet tea
3 ways to ensure you’re buying a reliable used car

By Mary Augustine, BG Customer Retention Manager Read Time: 1.5 mins There’s nothing wrong with buying a new car. But, much like when my children bring stray critters and random items inside the house, I find myself saying, “You don’t know where that thing has been” followed by, “Get that thing out of here!” It’s more…

Beat the heat with this summer car care guide

Summer’s here, and that means we’re ready for days at the pool, barbecues, and extra hours of daylight. But what about our cars? Are they ready for the balmy days of summer? Before you relax by the pool this summer, be sure to check these maintenance must-dos off your list. Here are the top summer more…

NEW BG service kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses

WICHITA, Kan. – BG just released a professional-strength service, designed to sanitize, disinfect, and deodorize hard, non-porous surfaces, including door panels, steering wheels, dashboards, gear selectors, and control surfaces, as well as upholstery, carpet, and more, in just minutes. “BG manufacturers products and services that make vehicles safer, perform better and last longer,” said Nathan more…