Archive for: 2017

Symptoms of a Transmission Leak

As far as vehicle fluid leaks, a transmission fluid leak is one of the more problematic. Driving your car with low transmission fluid can cause serious damage in a short time. Your transmission relies on its oil to help lubricate and avoid friction and heat build-up. The high pressures in automotive transmissions can also turn a mall leak into a major one quickly, and the complexity of a transmission installation means that a physical repair for a leak is a major headache.

Thankfully, we have a lineup of proven Bar’s Leaks transmission leak products that will take care of your transmission fluid leak quickly and affordably.
What to Watch For
There are several telltale signs of a transmission…

Posted in: Transmission

Can I Still Drive My Car with a Power Steering Leak?

Before driving your car with any sort of fluid leak, it’s critical to understand the possible consequences. While some small leaks aren’t a concern, some fluid leaks can quickly create damage to your car that can require costly repair or replacement.

When it comes to leaking power steering fluid, in certain cases you can continue to drive until you can repair the leak and replace the fluid, but you need to pay close attention. We have put together this list of guidelines to help you avoid damage and get your power steering leak fixed quickly and affordably.
What Can Happen?
While a small power steering fluid leak won’t put your car off the road, it is very important to…

Posted in: Power Steering

How to Fix a Power Steering Fluid Leak

Anyone with a bit of automotive experience knows the shrill whine of a sick power steering pump. When your power steering fluid level gets low because of a leak, your power steering pump quickly lets you know. Running a power steering pump without oil can quickly cause damage, so it’s important to react quickly, repair any leaks and fill it with fluid again.

Thankfully, with the help of Bar’s Leaks, repairing a power steering fluid leak is quick, easy and affordable. We’ve put together a list of the steps to take to take care of your power steering leak and avoid that terrible power steering pump whine, especially after your car has been sitting for a while…

Posted in: Power Steering

How to Fix a Radiator Leak Quickly

If you’ve ever gone out to start your car and seen a puddle of coolant underneath, you know what a hassle it is. When your engine coolant has leaked out, it’s important not to start your engine. You risk overheating and causing major damage. Thankfully, there is a fast, easy and reliable solution: Bar’s Leaks coolant system repair products.

As with all under-the-hood leaks, it’s important to react as soon as you detect a coolant leak. At the first sign of leaking coolant or low coolant levels, think about addressing the problem before it becomes a major one. We suggest you follow a few simple steps to fix your radiator leak quickly and get back on…

Posted in: Cooling

What Causes a Car Radiator Leak?

Your radiator is responsible for cooling your engine and keeping it running at the proper temperature. A leak in your radiator not only creates a risk for overheating and engine damage, but it also creates a potential risk of engine fire. It’s important to do occasional checks of your radiator and cooling system to address any leaks as soon as you detect them.

Where Radiator Leaks Can Occur
There are several possible locations and causes of radiator leaks:

The radiator core itself. Most automotive radiators consist of long tubes welded into a header, with tanks at either end and fins between the tubes for air cooling. Modern radiator cores are typically made from aluminum, but older vehicles may…

Posted in: Cooling