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?

by Michael Belluomo Technical Service Manager 30 years of experience in fuel and lube technologies Engine flush. Isn’t that just an oil change? Old oil out, new oil in? 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 more…

The truth about fuel additives and “snake oil”

by Michael Belluomo Technical Service Manager 30 years of experience in fuel and lube technologies 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 more…

Synthetic engine oil. What’s the big deal?

by Clinton J. Meyer Technical Service Representative ACS Certified in Chemistry and Biochemistry 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 more…

What is low speed pre-ignition?

by Michael Belluomo Technical Service Manager 30 years of experience in fuel and lube technologies 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! 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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What should I do to prepare my car for winter?

Dear Michael – my friend and automotive expert, I have some car care questions for you. But so you get the full picture, I’ll paint you a picture. To prove that Monday can always get worse, I wound up trapped in the drive-thru at a coffee shop on what was, up to that point, the more…

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What happens to diesel fuel in cold weather?

by Clinton J. Meyer Technical Service Representative ACS Certified in Chemistry and Biochemistry For many, owning a diesel-powered vehicle is not just a point of pride, but also a means to a living. Diesel vehicle owners count on these powerful workhorses to provide the necessary torque in heavy-duty applications. The higher energy content of diesel more…

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Heavy Duty Diesels just got more efficient

By Clinton J. Meyer Technical Service Representative Engine protection and fuel economy. Heavy duty diesel engine oil offers both! In December 2016, the American Petroleum Institute (API) took important steps toward those two goals. API FA-4 and CK-4 are now licensed as the new standards in heavy duty diesel engine oil. New oils will help more…

Which fuel system cleaner is right for my car?

With all the BG fuel system cleaners available, it’s easy to get confused with what time to use which one. All BG gas tank products boost performance, restore fuel economy and decrease harmful emissions. So how do you choose which one is right for your car? Let’s take our top gas tank cleaners and compare more…