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3 Things You Might Not Know About Engine Oil

You might count on engine oil every day to keep your vehicle’s engine running smoothly, but how much do you know about automotive oils? Our Bar’s Leaks experts have put together a list of the three things you might not know about engine oil so that you can better appreciate why keeping your oil clean and topped up is important.

1. What Does Engine Oil Do?
Engine oil provides a layer of lubrication between moving metallic components, including your pistons, cylinders, rockers, valves and more. Metal-on-metal contact without oil generates huge amounts of heat and can quickly destroy an engine. Your engine oil also collects combustion deposits, which is why engine oil does not last forever and needs to be changed on a regular basis.
2. What Does…

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5 Benefits of an Engine Flush

Most vehicle owners aren’t aware of the benefits of an engine flush. But in our business, a clean engine is critical when talking about installing chemical repair solutions. Dirt is the enemy. While a flush does not have to be performed with every oil change, an engine flush goes a long way to extending the life of your car. The complexity of car engines and the number of moving parts mean that any contamination or defect in lubrication can cause premature wear. Consider an engine flush during your next oil change to ‘reset’ your engine and start the counter at 0 again – it’s like a detox for your car.

What Is an Engine Flush, Anyway?
Note that we are talking about an engine flush in this blog…

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How to Pick the Right Motor Oil for Your Car

While there’s no problem simply choosing the engine oil recommended for your engine by the manufacturer, it’s a good idea to understand what you’re putting in your vehicle. Here at Bar’s leaks, we have spent nearly a century studying engine lubrication, performance and leaks. We’ve been formulating products to take care of leak-related problems for over 70 years. Get to know what engine oil is all about to ensure you’re making an informed choice when it comes time to change your oil.

What You Need to Know About Engine Oil
If no one has ever explained engine oil to you, here are a few of the most important points:

Understand the labels: Labels on bottles of engine…

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How to Identify an Oil Leak in Your Car

Over time, the seals and gaskets that keep your oil contained inside your car can start to leak. While a few drops of oil aren’t the end of the world, it is important to determine where your oil is leaking from and fix the problem. Most oil leaks will get worse as time goes on, and if enough oil leaks out, you can damage your engine.

Here at Bar’s Leaks, we have been perfecting our engine oil repair products for nearly a century. We can help you with fixing an oil leak without overhauling your engine and spending a lot of money. The key to successfully stopping a leak is catching the problem early, troubleshooting the oil leak and choosing the right solution.

Finding the Source…

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When Should I Replace My Transmission Fluid?

No matter which engine fluid you’re talking about, changing it at regular intervals is important (but all too often ignored). In the case of automatic transmission fluid, or ATF, clean fluid does a better job of lubricating moving parts and minimizing transmission internal wear. Fresh ATF also distributes heat better, extending the life of your transmission. It’s literally one of the hardest-working fluids in your vehicle.

If you’ve ever had to have your automatic transmission serviced, you know how costly it is. Transmissions are complex beasts. Modern automatic transmissions are incredibly advanced and include intricate valves and passages that route transmission fluid where it is needed. When your transmission fluid starts to break down, wear can create small particles and contamination that wear out your…

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