Archive for: 2018

How to Repair a Radiator Leak

While none of us want to suffer from a radiator leak (they suck, trust us, because we hear all the horror stories from customers), it’s important to know the signs and take action to avoid a major coolant leak before it happens.

At the first sign of coolant leaking from your radiator, you should avoid driving your vehicle and take steps to stop the leak. As experts with over 70 years of experience in vehicle fluid system repair and treatment, our engineering and technical support teams want to point out the signs of a radiator leak and give you tips on how to repair it.

How Does a Radiator Leak Develop?
A radiator leak can occur in several locations:

In the radiator itself: Corrosion or damage to…

Posted in: Cooling, Radiator

Tech Tip: How to Solve Mysterious Oil Issues in Older Vehicles

Bar’s Leaks New Professional Oil Seal Repair remedies oil leaking, burning and consumption – safely and affordably
Older cars and oil leaks. You’ve heard this story before, right?

Fixing oil problems common in older vehicles, including minor to moderate leaks, burning oil and low oil levels due to slow consumption, used to start with diagnosing the problem. What was going on? What was leaking? Unfortunately, proper diagnosis requires the customer to accurately describe the issues, so the counterperson can recommend the most appropriate solution. Until now.

Bar’s Leaks® new Professional Oil Seal™ Engine Oil Burning & Leak Repair ends the oil guessing game, because it is a single product guaranteed to permanently stop ALL engine oil loss caused…

How Long Do Stop Leak Products Last?

At Bar’s Leaks, we like to think of our engine stop leak products as temporary fixes that last forever! Kidding aside, in some cases, the only way to repair a leak is by replacing the faulty part. Certain head gasket, oil pump, radiator and power steering line leaks are simply too severe to fix with ANY chemical repair tool. In many other cases, when you first detect a leak, you can save a lot of money and get a long-lasting fix with one of our advanced formulations.

So how long can you expect them to last? It depends. If the leak is mild to moderate, we’ve had customers run 10,000-50,000 miles with no further issues. If the leak is more severe, or on the edge…

How Does Radiator Stop Leak Work?

We like to write about our radiator stop leak products a lot on this blog (we are known for cooling system repair solutions, after all!), but some of you might want to know exactly how they work! Thanks to a time-tested and proven chemical formulation, our radiator stop leak products make quick work of stopping minor-to-moderate radiator leaks for good.

Unlike products from years ago that simply gummed-up holes as a temporary fix (and often gummed up coolant passages and heater cores at the same time!), our radiator stop leak won’t cause any degradation in the flow or performance of your radiator. We always instruct customers to install our products into a clean cooling system, which sometimes means a flush will be useful. Why? Installing…

Posted in: Cooling, Leaks

The Basics of Cooling System Maintenance

We don’t often think about our cooling systems. We fire up our vehicles and drive to where we need to go. On top of regular checks of your engine oil, tires and brakes, it’s a good idea to add your cooling system to your vehicle maintenance checklist. A clean and efficient cooling system not only helps extend the life of your vehicle, but it can also help avoid costly overheating or breakdown issues that occur due to cooling system negligence. The #1 reason we hear about that get people stuck on the side of the road is – you guessed it – cooling system problems. Let’s give some attention where it’s due.

How Does My Cooling System Work?
All vehicle cooling systems include a cooling circuit…

Posted in: Cooling