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Why do carbon deposits form in modern engines?

Carbon deposits are inevitable and many automotive professionals don’t take them seriously because they consider carbon to just be a part of engine operation. But when left untreated, carbon buildup can cost vehicle owners more at the pump, and lead to expensive and labor-intensive repairs. What are carbon deposits? The

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How Does a Torque Converter Work?

To better understand the function of a torque converter, let’s first talk a little bit about automatic transmissions. An automatic transmission is like an automotive personal assistant; it does everything for the driver. With just a little pressure on two different pedals, a vehicle can either be cruising down the

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How Often To Change Transmission Fluid?

The automatic transmission is one of your customer’s most expensive and hardest working systems. As the transmission fluid ages, it stops cleaning and protecting the moving parts. Your customers may notice hard shifting, slipping, or chattering when this occurs. A transmission service should be performed to flush out the old

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Maximize Your Independent Shop’s Potential

“Tekmetric is very beneficial! It allows us to create and access canned jobs at a click of a button and build repair orders in minutes. We have noticed a big difference with Tekmetric, that we have increased our BG fluid sales by 80%. I highly recommend it,” – Jay Huh,

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Can I use 134a instead of 1234yf?

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 OEMs had already

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How to sell a Climate Control Service

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; it can cause burning eyes, irritated airways, and

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On Break with Belluomo: BG CF5®

In this episode, Michael Belluomo discusses BG CF5®. Watch the video or read the transcript below. Hey! Welcome BG audience, and thank you for stopping in. Coffee break with Mike Belluomo.  Today, I have got another interesting product to bring you. BG CF5®, one of our top-selling fuel system cleaners. It

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On Break with Belluomo: BG Universal Super Cool®

In this episode, Michael Belluomo discusses BG Super Cool®. Watch the video or read the transcript below. Ah! Welcome adoring fans. Thank you for joining me today. Michael Belluomo on coffee break again.  I thought I’d bring you another one of the fantastic products that I absolutely love. Today I

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What’s the difference among fuel types?

With all the different selections at the pump, how am I supposed to know what fuel to put in my car?  With all the advertising, how do I know which one to choose?  What about the advice from my friends and family who know everything about cars? Why is it

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On Break with Belluomo: ATC Plus®

In this episode, Michael Belluomo discusses ATC Plus®. Watch the video or read the transcript below. Hey! Welcome, friends, and thank you for sharing another moment with Michael and some of my favorite BG products.  Today I am going to bring you BG ATC Plus®. It’s a transmission conditioner, one

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