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Engine additives and treatments. Just snake oil?

Engine additives and treatments. Just snake oil?

Over the years I'm sure you have seen plenty of ads for engine and fuel additives and treatments.  Some having some pretty outrageous claims.  Some work and some are not even worth the container they come in.  Over the years we have been pretty skeptical of most of them.  Then a few years ago, we were dealing with the Audi/VW engine oil sludging issues and came across BG products in some tech info.  We did some research, and found that they were the company that VW/Audi had used to help come up with a solution to the oil sludging and consumption issue.  We contacted them, got some information and did some research.  What we found was not only do they make world class products but they stand behind them with a lifetime warranty.    Since we have started using their products, we've seen not only do they work extremely well, but their warranty is no joke.   We've had several customers save substantial money on repair ... read more

Is Your Head Gasket Blown?

Is Your Head Gasket Blown?

Is Your Head Gasket Blown? When you were a kid and begging for your first car your parents probably warned you about the price of insurance and gas and maybe even upkeep. It's doubtful anyone ever mentioned a blown head gasket to you. By now you've probably heard the expression and you might be wondering what it is, since what you do know is that it practically screams the word money. You're right about that part. Replacing the head gasket is ranked third on a list of the four most expensive car repairs. Taking first place is a blown engine, following by replacing a transmission, then the head gasket, and then replacing the air conditioning compressor. Okay. So what is this thing? A head gasket is vital to an engine's running right. Aiding in the compression process, the gasket seals an engine's cylinders and stops coolant and oil from leaking. A blown gasket is often caused by problems with timing, cooling, and sometimes manufacturing errors. When a head gasket blows, it ... read more

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