BG Automatic Transmission Fluid Service
Service Interval: Every 30,000 miles
After 30,000 miles, transmission fluid begins to show its age as it turns brown in color and oxidizes due to the combination of time and heat. Deposits begin to form around the transmission's many moving parts, resulting in valves that stick and gears that slip or are sluggish and chatter as they shift.
Rather than just removing the fluid found in the bottom of the pan, the entire transmission is cleaned and replenished with the use of special equipment. The transmission and its torque converter have all of their old contaminated fluid removed while new fluid and premium conditioners are added.
One of the hardest working parts of your vehicle will shift smoothly and effortlessly for many more trouble-free miles.
BG Battery Service
Service Interval: Every 2 years or at Battery replacement
Battery corrosion build up on the terminals can seem relatively insignificant when compared to the host of problems modern vehicles can experience. Ever increasing complexity in engine computer control systems, safety features and emission controls can make it easy to overlook that little patch of white residue on your battery's connections. However, for all its simplicity corrosion build up can be costly in many ways and lead to secondary, and even more costly, problems.
Battery corrosion is caused by the material in the battery terminals and corresponding cable ends reacting with Nitrogen gas emitted naturally by the electrolyte in the battery. What happens as the corrosion begins to form and erodes material from the terminal connections is a buildup of non conductive material. This non conductive corrosion will continue to accumulate and will break the connection between the battery and the battery cable.
When the connection at the battery is broken, as the driver attempts to start the vehicle, all electrical systems will appear dead. There will be no cranking or turning over sound. It will appear as if the battery has failed. The appearance of a failed battery can lead to many unnecessary and costly actions.
The owner may attempt to jump start the vehicle. In almost all cases this will be ineffectual as the jumper cables will be placed over the battery cables and the circuit will remain broken. Often at the point of a failed jump start the owner will conclude the battery has failed and will purchase a new battery and in many cases it will appear to correct the problem as some corrosion will likely be dislodged during the removal and re installation of the cables during battery replacement. The problem will persist and very soon the corrosion will accumulate enough to again break the connection and create a non cranking condition.
Once corrosion begins it will spread to any suitable material it is in contact with. Battery corrosion can travel up a battery cable inside the insulation and continue to erode the cable unseen. A perfectly normal looking battery cable can be split open to reveal several feet of powdery white residue where copper wire should be. Additionally some vehicles have power distribution blocks located directly off the battery that are much more susceptible to corrosion damage than the heavier battery cables. Any of these secondary repairs are almost sure to be much more expensive and time consuming to repair than even an unnecessary battery replacement or towing bill.
Given the progressively problematic nature of corrosion in a vehicle's electrical system, do yourself a favor and don't let it build up
A battery cleaner and leak detector is applied after a thorough cleaning and inspection. Anti-corrosion BG Battery Terminal Protectors are installed and the battery posts, terminals and case are sealed.
Stop by and have your local automotive professionals at A & E perform a courtesy battery check to see how your battery and terminals are doing!
BG Brake Fluid Service
Service Interval: Every 30,000 miles or at brake service
Brake fluid becomes oxidized and contaminated over time and use. Heat and moisture cause corrosion on parts and brake fluid failure. This causes a spongy brake pedal and shows up in discolored brake fluid.
The entire brake system is inspected for leaks, master cylinder corrosion, worn pneumatic parts, harmful varnish build-up, broken or rusted bleeder valves, worn rotors and drums and air in the brake lines. All old brake fluid is replaced with BG Heavy Duty DOT 3 or DOT 4 Brake Fluid. The result will be a longer lasting, more efficient and safer braking system.
BG Climate Control Service
Service Interval: Every 2 years or sooner for allergies
Condensation in your vehicle's air conditioning system promotes fungus, mold and bacterial growth that is blown into the passenger compartment. Add to this nauseating smell the sound of an A/C compressor making a clacking sound due to a depletion of oil.
Clean out the air conditioning lines, evaporator and ventilator and then kill any bacteria mold or fungi. Then, deodorize the entire A/C system and the vehicle's interior. Finally, after a complete inspection for leaks and wear, our technicians will measure and replenish the oil in the compressor. The air inside your vehicle will be much cleaner and 4 to 5 degrees cooler, thanks to increased efficiency.
BG Cooling System Service
Service Interval: Every 30,000 miles
Coolant is depleted of buffering ingredients and becomes extremely corrosive, literally eating holes in cooling system components. By-products of corrosion damage, as well as rust and scale, clog the passageways that conduct the water through the radiator and choke off the flow. This may result in an overheated engine that may be damaged beyond repair.
The entire cooling system is first cleaned and then all debris and worn out coolant is completely removed from the system. Then, fresh premium coolant is added. Conditioners are also included to prevent rust and corrosion.
BG Drive Line Service
Service Interval: Every 30,000 miles or sooner
Changing the differential oil-it's one of the most-overlooked maintenance tasks on non-FWD light trucks, SUVs, and passenger cars. Because the differential is at the rear and under the car, it gets none of the star treatment that the engine up front does. However, if lubrication in the differential fails, you won't be getting very far for very long. Fortunately, you only need to change this oil every 30,000 to 50,000 miles (as always, check your owner's manual).
The differential is a component in all cars and is designed to compensate for the difference in distance the inner wheels and outer wheels travel as the car goes around a corner. In a rear-wheel-drive car, the differential has its own housing and lubrication, a thick, dark oil usually heavier than 80 weight. Front-drivers typically integrate the differential in the transmission housing and share the same fluid. The differential oil lubricates the ring and pinion gears that transfer power from the driveshaft to the wheel axles. If your car is fitted with a limited-slip differential, it also keeps all the moving parts in that assembly healthy. Changing this oil is just as important as changing your engine's oil, and for the same reason. Metal-to-metal contact wears down surfaces and creates heat from friction, which inevitably weakens the gears and leads to failure. This small procedure can save you a big headache down the road as heat, moisture, extreme pressure and loads cause gear oil to break down or to be contaminated, leading to lubrication failure and worn gears.
Remove and replace old worn-out lubricant from manual transmissions, front and rear differentials, transaxles, and transfer cases. Install gear oil or the additive package required for vehicle application.
You'll experience smoother gear-shifting, quieter operation and extended component-life, which will reduce major repair costs due to worn gears.
BG Fuel Induction Service
Service Interval: 15,000 miles or once a year
Deposits accumulate on intake valves, injectors, ports, fuel injectors and combustion chambers causing loss of power, rough idle, hesitation, misfire, pinging, knocking, mileage and hard starting.
- Clean fuel injectors
- Clean throttle body
- Clean plenum and air-intake
- Clean intake valves and ports
- Remove combustion chamber deposits
- Correct balance of fuel and air in system
- Reduced emissions
- Restored horsepower
- Increased fuel economy
- Starts and idles smooth and runs quieter
BG Power Steering Service
Service Interval: 25-30,000 miles
The power steering pump produces high pressure between 800-2000 pounds, with high heat. This leads to fluid breakdown and failure.
Symptoms include groaning and whining noises, erratic steering and pump leaks.
A powerful cleaner suspends and dissolves varnish and gums in the power steering system and then all of the old fluid is replaced with new high-tech power steering fluid for both conventional sector and rack and pinion. The benefit will be a quieter-operating, longer lasting power-steering system.