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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 and see if you can identify the problem with yours. Then, take the steps to correct the issues and get back on the road with confidence that your engine cooling system is working properly. Cooling systems are boring to think about until you get stranded and slapped with a towing bill, so getting ahead of the problem is a good idea.

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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 let the Demon take all the muscle car spotlight. Front and center they brought out a blast from the past with the original 1968 Mustang Bullitt. The Bullitt was driven by Steve McQueen himself in a film of the same name; it featured a famous seven minute long car chase. What really caught attention at the show was the 2019 rebuild of a Mustang holding the same title, imitating the original’s rich green color. This car is more than just a nice body, it has a 5.0 liter V8 engine, unique embroidered interior matching the paint job and even had modifications to give it that 1960’s muscle car sound we all know and love. It’ll be an immediate collector’s car.

After that look back Ford decided to give us a glimpse of the future, not just any future though – we’re talking about the future of pizza delivery. Ford and Dominos partnered up to create the delivery vehicle of tomorrow, a self-driving delivery car made from a Fusion that was enhanced with the latest and greatest in self-driving vehicle technology. The car was complete with its own external tablet that customers would allow customers to type in a PIN to give them access to the hot, cheesy goodness awaiting them inside. The real question here is do we tip the car or the genius who thought of this idea?

Chevy didn’t wait for the cars of tomorrow: they had a lineup of their electric vehicles that you can buy today! The Chevy Volt and Bolt were the main attractions of Chevy’s electric line up. (Though there is talk that the Volt will be leaving the lineup in the next few years, making the Bolt its replacement.) Chevy is boasting that the Bolt will get over 200 miles per charge also saying that 30 minutes of charge time will give you around 90 miles of distance. Unfortunately hitting the gas station is still a more convenient fill up, but the future is upon us!

Electric cars aren’t for everyone yet, so if that isn’t your cup of tea but you’re looking for something with better gas mileage and you’re thinking family and environment friendly, the Malibu Hybrid was also holding its own crowd. The Malibu claims to get 49 MPG city. Toyota is keeping its hybrid Prius in the game with a 50 MPG city estimate. Hopefully the automakers will keep up this competition and we’ll see even more efficient vehicles in the future. When these guys go head to head everyone wins, and thankfully these cars keep getting better.

If you couldn’t make it to the auto show this year don’t fret! Just visit NAIAS.com and you can see pictures and videos of the show, and trust us it’s worth the look!

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 is in need of some attention.

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When to use Stop Oil Leak Products

1334At 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 the seals and components that are leaking. A bottle of stop oil leak product is easy to add to your oil and lets you get more life out of your engine.
  • When you’re in a rush: Fixing oil leaks can take a lot of time, and you may not be able to take your engine out of service for that long. Instead, use an oil stop leak product from Bar’s Leaks which often works in one use. It only takes a moment to add our product to your oil and you can use your engine again right away.
  • When the leak is small to moderate: While some major leaks can only be repaired by replacing the leaking seals or engine parts, small and even some moderate leaks can be stopped with a bottle or two of our stop oil leak products. Stop oil leak acts on many types of leaks to stop them for good.

Do Stop Oil Leak Products Work?

Yes, they do, and it’s easy to see why our Stop Oil Leak Products are so popular. They’re the fast and affordable solution for engine oil leaks. If your car, boat, motorcycle or small engine is leaking oil, purchase a bottle of our Stop Leak and watch how fast it works to stop your leaks. Find a location near you that carries our products or contact us for more information on our advanced and proven lineup of Stop Oil Leak products.

Are Stop Oil Leak Products Safe for Small Engines?

1334We 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 your oil level dropping quickly and discover leaking oil on your engine, equipment or simply on the ground.

A Fast and Affordable Solution to Small Engine Oil Leaks

Our oil stop leak products work the same on small engines as they do in car engines. The advanced formulations in our One Seal Stop Leak act on the seals and gaskets to give them new life and help them seal like they originally did. Our products can seal many leaks, ranging from small to moderate, usually after a single use. They are safe to use on all types of engines, including the small engines you’ll find in a wide range of equipment. Read More