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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9 car fluids you should probably know about

Read time: 4.5 minutes Up to 60% of your car is made up of fluids. Wait, that’s your body. But, your car is powered by fluids too! In fact, just like the human body, cars rely on fluids to keep them running.  There are nine different fluids coursing through the systems inside your car. Ever more…

What causes the oil change light to come on?

Read time: 2 minutes Answer: The oil life monitor. All right, let’s talk about this monitor. Modern-day vehicles have an oil life monitor that uses a complex algorithm to calculate the wear and tear on your oil from day-to-day use. This algorithm takes into account engine load, oil temperature, engine temperature, average vehicle speed, ambient more…

Diesel is forever with the Lifetime BG Protection Plan®

Updated June 11, 2019 Diesel owners are the perfect service customers. They want to spend money to maintain their vehicles. How crazy is that? In a time when sealed transmissions are a thing, die-hard diesel dudes are adamant about regular maintenance. They rely on their diesels for impressive power and durability. Diesel vehicles are the more…

4 steps to give your engine a “reboot”

Read time: 4 minutes You bought a high mileage vehicle to save on an expensive car payment. (Or, insert reason here.) And you want to get the most out of that engine as you can. So, what do you do when you start experiencing drivability problems? You troubleshoot. When my computer isn’t cooperating, there’s one more…