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?

Updated July 10, 2019; Read time: 2 minutes Time for a fuel service? All BG gas tank products boost performance, restore fuel economy and decrease harmful emissions. But with all the BG fuel system cleaners available, it’s easy to get confused about which one to use and when to use it. So, how do you 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…

What’s so cool about a new refrigerant?

R-12. R-134a. R-1234yf. To the average person, refrigerant designations don’t really mean much. It’s the answer to the question, “What type of refrigerant does your owner’s manual require?” However, to environmental legislative giants MAC Directive (EU), CAFE (US) and others in Japan and South Korea, these refrigerant designations represent a significant difference in global warming more…

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Lab Q&A: BG Fuel Injection & Combustion Chamber Cleaner, PN 201

Question: Why can’t I just pour BG Fuel Injection & Combustion Chamber Cleaner, PN 201, in the gas tank? Answer: BG Fuel Injection and Combustion Chamber Cleaner is formulated to be introduced, at full strength, into the engine via the fuel line. There are two main reasons why it cannot to be added to the more…

GDI Solved!

For those interested in a short overview of the gasoline direct injection engine, you can find its history documented nicely in Wikipedia about as fast as you can type “GDI engine.” Wikipedia’s bullet points include the fact that this engine technology has been around since the turn of the century but was not perfected until more…

Lifetime BG Protection Plan®: The true low cost of ownership

by Casey Greseth BG Field Trainer I’ve heard a lot about “low cost of ownership” lately. Honestly, it sounds like a great deal! In fact, I would like everything I purchase to have low cost of ownership: my car, my house, my dog. But if I don’t invest any money into maintaining my car, my more…