What is Wrong With My Car A/C?

The 5 Most Common Automotive A/C Problems and Solutions By Cody Lyons, BG Technical Service Manager Most car owners are good about regular maintenance such as oil changes, brake pad replacement, and tire rotation. However, the A/C (or climate control system) is frequently overlooked. Neglecting this system can lead to a number of obnoxious noises, more…

What's wrong with my car A/C?
What is a Transmission Service?

In simple terms, the transmission harnesses the explosive power of the engine to spin and engage gears which then provide motion through the driveline to roll your vehicle down the road. With all of this work going on in your transmission, the transmission fluid has a very important job. What Happens to Transmission Fluid? Transmission more…

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Maximize Your Independent Shop’s Potential

By Sprio 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…

What is a Driveline and Why Should I Have it Serviced?

By Tom Probus, BG Automotive Research Specialist Your vehicle’s engine and transmission are critical components, but without a driveline, you’re not going anywhere. The driveline is often the least understood and most frequently overlooked automotive system.  First, it helps to understand the differences in the terms driveline, drivetrain, and powertrain. While the three terms are more…

5 Early Signs of a Failing Transmission

By Spiro Morogiannis, Training Program Manager and BGU Instructor Just thinking about a car transmission going bad can cause your heart to beat a little faster. Most vehicle owners don’t understand the intricacies of how an automatic transmission works. However, everyone knows it’s important to your vehicle, and everyone knows it’s an expensive component to more…

How Automatic Transmissions are like Rolex Watches

By Michael Belluomo, BG Technical Service Manager These days, most folks don’t know what’s turning the gears inside their mechanical devices. But, as someone who specializes in making sure gears and bearings have a proper lubrication, the comparison of a Rolex to a Transmission intrigues me.  Both mechanical devices are weighty investments for consumers like more…

7 Tips to get your Classic Car Ready for the Winter

By Tommy Garcia, BG Technical Sales Engineer There’s nothing I love more in the warm weather than hopping my classic ride, rolling the windows down, and going for a cruise. But once that cool weather sets in, I tuck away my classic car for the winter.  Storing your classic car in the cold weather can more…

What Are the Signs of a Blown Head Gasket?

By Thomas Probus, BG Automotive Research Specialist You’ve likely heard the phrase “blown head gasket.” It sounds ominous. You might know a blown head gasket is an expensive and labor-intensive repair. It may even cause you to imagine dollar signs raining from the sky and piling up, but what exactly does a blown head gasket more…

What is a BG Cooling System Service?

By Paul Garcia, BG Proving Ground Manager Road trips are a popular summer vacation option because it’s the perfect time to travel to the beach, city, or mountains. People might plan their road trips days in advance or escape on an impromptu weekend getaway. Road trips can be a lot of fun and bonding time more…

How Automotive Cooling Systems Work

An automotive cooling system serves three important functions. The cooling system removes the excess heat from the engine.  The cooling system maintains the engine operating temperature for optimum performance. The cooling system brings the engine up to the correct operating temperature as quickly as possible. The cooling system has six main components—the engine, radiator, water more…