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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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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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?

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 fuel provides more power and fuel economy in most vehicles compared to their more…

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Heavy Duty Diesels just got more efficient

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 auto manufacturers meet stringent emissions requirements and 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…

It’s all about the fluids!

You can’t expect what you don’t inspect! Fluid maintenance has proven itself as the key to long vehicle life. In the same way, your doctor won’t discuss any malady without first checking your blood pressure and taking fluid samples, neither does an automotive professional. If you know the condition and history of a vehicle’s fluid more…

Is it soot or ash? And why you should care.

If you walk into any diesel maintenance facility today the hot topic revolves around diesel soot. Whether it’s in the intake or exhaust, combustion chamber or turbocharger, soot is wreaking havoc on vehicles and industrial equipment. Fleets are seeing increased maintenance costs and extended equipment downtime. Combine that with technician overtime, road calls and tow more…