Archive for: 2018

Why Is My Vehicle Overheating? We Explain the Frustration.

If you’ve ever suffered an overheating vehicle, you know what a pain it is. When your vehicle overheats, you need to stop as soon as possible to avoid serious engine damage. Drive too far with an overheating engine and you can cause your head gasket to fail, crack your head or have your entire engine seize. Then you’ve taken your problem from bad to worse – trust us. You don’t want any part of that.

With over 70 years of automotive chemical engineering experience in the cooling category, we know a thing or two about the reasons for vehicle overheating and have an award-winning range of products designed to help you out at the first sign of overheating.

Check through our list of overheating vehicle causes…

Posted in: A/C, Cooling, Engine

North American International Auto Show 2018 (Detroit, Michigan)

The Fast, the Present, and the Future
Show Report by Marissa P.

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) kicked off in Detroit, Michigan a couple weeks ago and as always the automakers pulled out all the stops trying to outdo one another. Nearly everyone premiered new takes on old classics and even gave us a glimpse of the future.

Dodge certainly didn’t shy away from the competition with its display of the 2018 Dodge Demon. The Demon proudly boasts that it is a drag strip-ready car straight from production. Don’t get your hopes to0 high though, as-is the car won’t pass and NHRA safety inspection it will need a few a few extras before you can head down one of their tracks.

Ford, however, wasn’t going to…

Common Reasons for Vehicle Overheating

You probably don’t need to be told this, but an overheating vehicle is a major problem – we talk to customers about it literally every day. Not only can an overheating vehicle keep you from getting where you need to go, but it can also cost a lot in towing and repairs. The key to avoiding further damaging your engine is knowing the reasons why a vehicle overheats and then taking steps to correct the issue at the first signs of a problem.

Here at Bar’s Leaks, we have the market-proven products you need to repair blown or leaking head gaskets, which is the leading cause of engine overheating. We’ve put together this brief explanation of vehicle overheating to help you identify when your engine…

Posted in: Engine, Gaskets

When to use Stop Oil Leak Products

At the first sign of an engine oil leak, many people panic. Their first thought is the huge cost involved in replacement or rebuild of the leaking engine in their car, motorcycle, boat or equipment. Thankfully, there is a fast, easy and affordable solution. At Bar’s Leaks, we carry a range of stop oil leak products that can stop small to moderate leaks without a complicated and expensive engine tear-down.
Using Stop Oil Leak Products
Here is a helpful list of occasions when stop oil leak products can be used:

When you want to avoid the cost and headache of replacing leaking seals: You may not have the time or money to tear your engine apart and replace…

Are Stop Oil Leak Products Safe for Small Engines?

We get a lot of questions about whether or not our Bar’s Leaks Stop Oil Leak Products are safe for small engines. The quick answer? Yes. But we wanted to take some time to explain how they work and reassure you that it’s safe to use our lineup of products to stop oil leaks in all sorts of small engines.

You’ll find small engines in a wide range of equipment for your lawn, garden or sports. These include lawn mowers, small garden tractors, dirt bikes, four-wheelers, chainsaws, boats and many other types of useful equipment. The small engines often rev high and can eventually spring an oil leak at the seals. When this happens, you may notice…