10 driving tips to stay safe on the road

Driving is the primary form of transportation for most Americans. We rely on our cars to commute to work, school, church, and run errands. In 2020, there were more than 231,652,000 licensed drivers in the United States. With so many people on the road, it is more important than ever for drivers to be aware more…

TECH TALK: How to keep your car cool in the summer

In this episode of Tech Talk, Jon Hansen discusses keeping your car cool for the summer. Watch the video, or read the transcript below! Hey guys, I am Jon Hansen, and welcome to Tech Talk. As summer approaches, so does hot weather. There’s a lot of things you can do to keep your car cool more…

5 tips to prepare your truck for the outdoor towing season

By Andy Berlin, BG Product Technical Service Representative Read time: 2.5 minutes It’s been a long cold winter, but with the arrival of warm spring weather, my mind starts thinking about outdoor fun. This means pulling trailers. Whether it’s the camper, my boat, or a trailer loaded down with ATVs, towing a trailer is taxing more…

TECH TALK: What to do if my car overheats

In this episode of Tech Talk, Jon Hansen talks about engine overheating. Watch the video or read the transcript below! Hey guys, it’s Jon Hansen, and we are back with another Tech Talk. Today we will be discussing one of the reasons vehicles get towed to shops the most… overheating. The biggest cause of overheating more…

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…

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…

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…