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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…

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 too high though, as-is the car won’t pass an 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