Can I use 134a instead of 1234yf?

By Andy Berlin, BG Product Technical Service Representative As of January 1, 2021, the United States Environmental Protection Agency mandated that all passenger cars and light-duty trucks coming off the assembly lines must utilize R-1234yf as their HVAC system refrigerant. The European Union forced this changeover on January 1 of the previous year.  However, many more…

BG Three-time Innovation Award Recipient!

Wichita, Kan — BG Products, Inc., has been selected for the Wichita Business Journal’s 2021 Innovation Awards. This award honors individuals, teams, and companies who have developed innovative approaches and solutions in the workplace.  Two of BG’s most recent innovations highlight our drive to improve productivity and efficiency. The BG MVP Coolant Exchanger allows technicians more…

Has the Pandemic kept your car parked?

By Tom Probus, BG Automotive Research Specialist  When Coronavirus restrictions were announced, many people reduced driving to essential errands and abandoned their work commute. This inactivity didn’t do your car any favors, especially if you put off regular maintenance.  Cars need regular driving and maintenance to stay in peak condition. Here are 7 things to more…

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…

BG Products promotes safe driving through Defensive Driving course

WICHITA, Kan. – BG Products, Inc., and DriveSafe Online®, are working together to promote safe driving through an online defensive driving course.  “It’s important that drivers (new drivers especially) are adequately prepared to handle the challenges of driving, including aggressive drivers, extreme weather, roadway obstacles, and mechanical malfunctions,” said Andy Baldassarre, BG Director of Marketing more…

NEW BG Advisor App for Automotive Service Professionals

WICHITA, Kan. – The BG Advisor App allows Service Advisors to have access to all the latest BG news, training, and on-demand sales tools. Essentially, Advisors who use the BG Advisor App will sell more maintenance services. “It’s a fact. Service Advisors sell more when they’re better trained,” says Andy Baldassarre, BG Director of Marketing 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…

How to sell a Climate Control Service

By Mike “Mikey B” Bauer, BG Regional Market Manager Read time: 3 minutes Many car owners are vigilant with regular maintenance such as oil changes, tire rotations, and brake pad replacement. However, all too often the air conditioning system is overlooked. Neglecting the climate control system can lead to more than just an unpleasant smell; more…