How BG Can Give Your Service Advisors Super Powers

If you’re in the automotive service industry, it wouldn’t at all be a stretch to say that your service advisors are one of the most important elements of your business. They are, after all, in the “front lines” with your customers—and if they can’t convince your customers that they do need that repair, upgrade, or maintenance service, you’re going to … Read More

Why Gasoline Quality is Inconsistent & What That Means for Your Car

When you get to the pump at the gas station, you probably do what everyone else does: fill up and get back on the road. But did you know that gasoline quality isn’t the same everywhere you go? This post isn’t going to be about which gas stations are the best—any such list should be given a skeptical eye because … Read More

Create Loyal Automotive Customers By Improving Trust & Transparency

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that “trust and transparency” isn’t a phrase commonly associated with the automotive industry. And you know what? It’s a real shame, because trust and transparency are two of the key elements of building a successful business (in the automotive industry or otherwise). At BG, our goal is shake up the old stereotypes about … Read More

Why You Need a Night Driving Kit

Whether you drive at night regularly or just on occasion, a night driving kit can make sure that you’re vastly safer if you happen to break down—especially if you travel in rural or underpopulated areas where you aren’t likely to be able to get help quickly. In today’s post, we’ll be discussing a few of the “must haves” for your … Read More

How to Maintain Your Power Steering System

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Have you ever driven a vehicle that didn’t have power steering? It’s a great way to get a full upper-body workout. We tend to take our power steering systems for granted, but without them, steering your vehicle is pretty tough (if not impossible, depending on the kind of vehicle we’re talking about). If your power steering system gives out while … Read More

Scaling Your Automotive Service Industry Shop: Top Do’s & Don’ts

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At some point, most automotive service businesses want to expand so that they can serve more customers, hire more staff, and ultimately become as successful as possible. Easier said than done? Not necessarily—if you’re willing to put in the legwork. There are plenty of ways to grow your automotive service business, which we’ll discuss here today. Before we begin, make … Read More

How to Avoid the Leading Cause of Roadside Breakdowns

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Did you know that the leading cause of roadside breakdowns is engine overheating? With summer in full swing, now is the time to start thinking about how you’re going to keep your engine cool. There’s few experiences more uncomfortable than waiting by the side of the road in the middle of a heat wave! The good news is that overheating … Read More

The #1 Reason Automotive Repair Shops Fail (And How to Avoid It)

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Unfortunately, there are many reasons why a hopeful automotive repair shop owner might be forced to close their doors. Problems can range from poor planning, improper employee training or unsustainable turnover rate, financial difficulties, or any number of other business-killers. However, most fledgling shops end up folding for one very specific reason—and if you’re the owner of the business, it … Read More

Is Your Car Battery Dash Light On? This is Probably Why

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It can be alarming anytime you see an unexpected light on your dashboard. The battery light in particular should catch your attention, since if your battery fails, you’re likely to be stranded! If you ever see it come on, make sure you investigate immediately using the tips we’ll discuss here today. Similar to our article What Does Your Check Engine … Read More