As told by a parent: 5 tips to keep your teen driver safe

By Danielle Wallace, BG Content Strategy Manager and mom to a teenage daughter. Read time: 4.5 minutes As a parent, one of the hardest things to accept is that your kid is growing up. This becomes painfully apparent when they ask if they can drive their friends to the mall – wait, what? Wasn’t she more…

TECH TALK: Your car battery doesn’t like cold weather

By Tommy Garcia, BG Technical Sales Engineer Read time: 1 minute One of the most overlooked items when it comes to winter car care is your battery. It’s common to check things like oil, coolant, and wipers. And yes, those things are important, but they’re not going to leave you stranded like your battery will.  more…

What causes the coolant light to come on (even in cold weather)?

By Thomas Probus, Automotive Research Specialist Read time: 3.5 minutes Answer: It depends on the color of the cooling system light and the kind of vehicle you’re driving. We’ve just made it through the holiday season. And all of those Christmas lights reminded me of the multi-colored lights that can show up on your dash. more…

5 tips to prepare your car for holiday travel

By Tommy Garcia, BG Proving Ground–Shop Foreman Read time: 4 minutes The holiday season is filled with family, good food (tamales for me and mine!) and road trips. Oftentimes, we forget the importance of checking our vehicles before hitting the road.  The last thing you need is to worry about vehicle repairs halfway between here 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…

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…

Vehicle engine oil: The basics

By Michael Belluomo, BG Technical Service Manager Read time: 2 minutes Confused about the basics of engine oil? You’re not alone. If you’ve ever asked questions like: “What oil does my car take?”, “What does 5W-30 mean?” and “What is oil viscosity?” then this article is for you. Here’s (basically) everything you need to know 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…

How to qualify for the Lifetime BG Protection Plan®

By Mary Augustine, BG Customer Retention Manager Read time: 1.5 minutes I often get asked: Can I change my own oil and still qualify for the Lifetime BG Protection Plan®? The short answer, unfortunately, is no. But here’s why:  That’s why the Lifetime BG Protection Plan® only covers an oil change… performed by a professional more…

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