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Is Premium Gas Better for My Car?

Whenever you drive up to the pump, you are hit with an array of options. Should I go with regular unleaded or super gas? Plus or premium? What gas is better for my car?

If you have a new, luxury automobile, you may assume that you at least need plus-rated gasoline and that premium gas is even better. But this is not always the case.

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Can Bar’s Leaks Replace the Need for a Mechanic?

If you’ve had car issues before, you probably have heard about Bar’s Leaks products. For over 70 years we’ve offered proven chemical repair solutions for automotive issues. We have saved car owners countless dollars using products from Bar’s Leaks versus a mechanic.

But can Bar’s Leaks really do everything a mechanic can do? Quick answer: not everything, but we can do a lot more for your car than you may think.

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One Product to Seal Them All: Super Leak Fix Stops Engine, Transmission, Power Steering, Hydraulic and Gear/Axle Leaks

As of this year, now there is a chemical stop-leak product so well-formulated that it can handle multiple types of leaks, from various automotive systems. Introducing Bar’s Leaks Super Leak Fix™, a multi-system formula that quickly seals, stops and prevents leaks in all engine, transmission, power steering, hydraulic and gear systems. One bottle, one solution.

Bar's Leaks Super Leak Fix

Super Leak Fix is safe for auto, truck, farm, marine and small engines running on gasoline and diesel fuels. It can be used with these vehicle systems and applications:

  • Engine: gasoline and diesel
  • Transmission: automatic, manual and CVT
  • Power steering: pump, gear box, rack and pinion
  • Hydraulic: jack, snow plow, tractor and construction
  • Gear: differential, axle, gearbox and transfer case

Over time, or when subjected to temperature extremes, oil and fluid seals wear, harden and become brittle. Premium seal-renewing additives in Super Leak Fix (p/n 1305) restore flexibility to stop seal and gasket leaks caused by this normal wear and age without clogging filters or harming the system.

“Even the smallest fluid leak can quickly lead to vehicle or machinery malfunction, safety issues or costly repair bills if not addressed early,” said Clay Parks, Bar’s Leaks vice president of development. “Super Leak Fix stops leaks at the first sign of trouble. And it’s a handy product to have in the garage — instead of sorting through specialized products for each system, you can use Super Leak Fix for any engine oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic fluid or gear system leak.”

Super Leak Fix is effective for small leaks (if fluid needs added once per month), medium leaks (add fluid once per week) and preventative maintenance. Both a spout and fill hose are included to make installation easier and faster. Leaks usually stop within 200 miles or two days of usage.

As a special introductory offer, we are offering a $5 rebate on Super Leak Fix, which makes this multi-system formula an even more sure-fire investment. To take advantage of the rebate, customers should visit autocarerewards.com within 30 days of their purchase.

Bar’s Leaks Develops Industry’s First Transmission Treatment to Repair ALL Transmission Types

Chemical Innovation Gives Birth to New Bar’s Leaks Super Transmission Fixto Stop Leaks, Slipping and Jerking

We finally did it. After over a year of research and development, we put our decades of industry experience to work using the latest chemical technology to develop Super Transmission Fix™, the aftermarket’s first transmission treatment to repair all transmission types. Our premium-grade synthetic-blend treatment eliminates slipping, jerking, rough shifting, shudder and transmission fluid leaks in automatic, manual, CVT or dual clutch transmissions.

Super Transmission Fix (p/n 1416) is formulated with seal conditioners to stop leaks, anti-wear agents to improve metal-on-metal friction properties, and advanced detergents to remove sludge and varnish. It also includes a performance booster to renew worn bands, control fluid degradation and reduce noise.

“Development of this type of product requires years of research and a deep understanding of transmission technology, common problems and root causes,” says Clay Parks, Bar’s Leaks vice president of development. “As the industry leader in chemical stop leak products, we recognized the need for one comprehensive solution capable of treating all transmissions. We accepted the challenge, put in the work and delivered Super Transmission Fix.”

Our Most Advanced Transmission Product Ever

Super Transmission Fix renews worn fluid and restores older and high-mileage transmission performance. It is safe to use on cars, light duty and heavy duty trucks powered by automatic (step, overdrive, 2WD, 4WD, AWD), continually variable (CVT), dual clutch (DCT), electronically controlled (ECT), manual (stick shift) and transaxle (front/all-wheel drive) transmissions. This formula addresses fluid leaks, slipping and hesitation, rough or hard shifting, whining, and other fluid-related transmission problems.

Depending on the severity of the transmission problem, results will be immediate or noticeable within 250 miles or three days of driving.

To celebrate this product launch, we are offering a $5 rebate on Super Transmission Fix through the end of 2019. To take advantage of the rebate, visit autocarerewards.com within 30 days of their purchase. It’s easy!

If you have any questions about this product and if it’s right for your situation, get a hold of us on Facebook or reach out to our customer service team directly. We’re happy to help.

Tech Tip: Look and Listen to Spot Power Steering Fluid Leaks 

Know the symptoms and you’re on your way to a quick, effective and easy solution

Like any fluid under the hood, power steering fluid should be at the right level to function properly, prevent damage to the pump and other components, and maintain safe vehicle operation.

You can save big repair bills and stay safer on the road by knowing a few common symptoms of a power steering fluid leak:

  1. Noisy steering. If the power steering is making a lot of noise, especially when the vehicle is moving slowly, like in a parking lot, it’s time to check the fluid level in the power steering reservoir. Older cars are especially susceptible to ‘power steering squeal’ when the fluid level gets low. The noise can vary from an occasional chirp to a shrill or shriek, especially during low-speed maneuvers. Other times, it could be more of a dull whine when the steering wheel is turned extreme left or right.
  2. Difficult steering. Drivers might not notice much steering performance difference on the highway, but at lower speeds, they’ll have to put in a lot more effort to turn the steering wheel. As power steering systems lose fluid, they work less efficiently. Eventually, drivers will start to feel the difference on the steering wheel end, making it much harder to turn the wheel than it normally is. This is a sign that the fluid is getting low, which could signal a leak.
  3. Leaking fluid. It’s easy to ignore just a few drops of any kind of fluid under the car. If it’s not a puddle, most people don’t even think twice about it. But it’s important to investigate any fluid before it becomes a bigger issue. Wipe down the power steering reservoir and lines and look closely to determine if it’s coming from the power steering circuit or not.

Once it’s determined that a vehicle has a power steering fluid leak, it’s important that you take immediate action. A small leak can quickly become large enough to cause the pump to run dry and result in expensive damage. Moving quickly is key.

When treated early, the leak can be stopped easily and inexpensively with a proven chemical repair like our Bar’s Leaks One Seal Stop Leak (p/n 1334), Power Steering Repair (p/n 1600) or Power Steering Stop Leak Concentrate (p/n 1630).

Power steering fluid leaks sometimes evolve slowly over a long period and you may not notice the leak until it becomes a big problem. At the first sign of a leak, you should take action. Almost immediately, our proven solutions (we’ve sold hundreds of thousands of bottles) will stop the leak and prevent further issues, while extending the life of your power steering system.

Again, the key is taking action immediately after you notice a leak. Time is of the essence.

If you have questions about your leak or situation, hit us up on Facebook, or contact us and we’ll be happy to help you out.