Do I need to get a cooling system service every spring?

Dear Tommy, Ever seen folks happy to stand in line? If not, you need to visit a Minnesota car wash in the spring. This is a cheery group of folks! Winter is fading into memory and the air is fresh. Trees are budding, birds are chirping and Minnesotans can finally scrape the salt, sand and more…

What are engine flushes? And are they good for your car?

Engine flush. Isn’t that just an oil change? It’s just old oil out, new oil in, right? Not exactly. If we break down those two words (engine and flush) you have your answer. Engine: That hard-working part of your vehicle that powers everything from the transmission to the air conditioner. Flush: Removing contaminants (like flushing more…

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Nothing works better than BG 44K®

I recently purchased a 1998 BMW 323i with over 196,000 miles logged. The vehicle averaged 30-32 mpg on the highway. I filled up the BMW with 89 octane and added one can of BG 44K®. After a couple of hours of highway driving, the gas mileage went up to 40+ mpg cruising between 70-75 mph. more…

The truth about fuel additives and “snake oil”

Fuel additive. What exactly is that and what does it mean? Well if you are like most of us at BG, anything labeled fuel additive should at least clean fuel injectors, remove engine deposits, and maybe lubricate the upper cylinders (maybe). Hmm, sounds simple enough, but is it true for all fuel additives? That is more…

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Synthetic engine oil. What’s the big deal?

The word synthetic has morphed into one of today’s trending adjectives often used to describe a quality aspect of a material or product. Along with “nano,” “hybrid,” and more, “synthetic” sound scientific and intriguing but what does it really mean? The debate between conventional and synthetic engine oil use has been discussed for years. For more…

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BG to be featured on Designing Spaces airing on Lifetime TV

WICHITA, Kan. – Thursday, April 12, 2018 – BG Products will be featured on Designing Spaces airing on Lifetime TV Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT (6:30 a.m. CT), with an encore showing on April 26 at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT (6:30 a.m. CT). Designing Spaces is an award-winning home improvement show that travels the country more…

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Better gas mileage with BG EPR® and BG MOA®

I have a 2010 Mercury Milan with 205,000 miles. I recently purchased this vehicle as a daily driver to go back and forth from work. The EPA combined rating says it should get about 26 MPG. I commute about 20 miles per day, driving eight of those miles on the highway and the rest on more…

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New: BG Full Synthetic Electric Power Steering Fluid

WICHITA, Kan. – Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – BG Full Synthetic Electric Power Steering Fluid effectively combats corrosion, oxidation, and unnecessary internal wear within today’s electric-hydraulic power steering (EHPS) systems. Electric-hydraulic power steering systems operate at high temperatures that can increase fluid deterioration. Over time, this deterioration causes friction, accelerates system wear, and promotes the accumulation more…

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What causes Low Speed Pre-Ignition?

Have you ever been right in the middle of the most amazing story you’ve ever told and someone walks up and starts a new conversation right before your punchline? Of course you have. We all have. And… it’s so frustrating! That’s exactly what’s going on with GDI (gasoline direct injection) engines today. Engine oil is more…

Does changing transmission fluid hurt my transmission?

by Tom Probus BG Technical Service ASE Certified for more than 20 years Does changing transmission fluid hurt my transmission? The answer is no. But, does a transmission fluid exchange really need to be done? Of course I would say yes. I work for a company that manufactures the BEST tools and equipment to perform more…

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