Archive for: Hydraulic

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.

Mechanic in a Bottle
Our stop leak products are often referred to as a “mechanic in a bottle,” because they do things that a mechanic might charge you large sums of money for. Specifically, our products are great at slowing or stopping minor-to-moderate leaks caused by blown or warped gaskets and seals. Another reason they are…

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.

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,…

Will Stop Leak Products Damage My Car?

“Stop leak” tends to be a bad word in the automotive industry. Why? For three reasons:

There are inferior products out there that drag down the entire category as a whole, and
There are instances in which the product was installed improperly, or into problematic conditions (dirty or partially-clogged cooling systems, in particular)
The mechanical damage to the car is so bad that no chemical tool can fix it. In these cases, a customer tries a stop leak product, it doesn’t work, and proclaims it useless and ineffective.

Taking these point by point:

Our products have been, and continue to be, used in OEM applications. Brand new cars get our stuff installed at time of manufacture. Think about…

Don’t Throw That Old Floor Jack Away!

Can Bar’s Leaks products save you money? If by ‘saving money’ you mean preventing your spouse from throwing away a perfectly repairable floor jack, yes!

We received the following letter (plus receipt and product label) from Jeannine L. from Bronson, TX. Long story short: her husband threw away an older hydraulic floor jack because it would work properly any more. Jeannine, after researching Bar’s Leaks products on YouTube, used Bar’s Leaks Jack Oil with Stop Leak on their bigger floor jack and repaired it perfectly. Hydraulics restored, full function, all leaks stopped – and this one didn’t get thrown away!

Thanks Jeannine for taking the time to write us. Glad we could help save your floor jack’s life.

Posted in: Hydraulic

Buyer’s Guide: Preparing Your Car For Colder Temperatures (Especially Your Radiator)

By far the number one question we get this time of year is, “What can I do to prepare my car for winter?” We know other companies run promotions around this, but the purpose of this article isn’t to advertise to you. It’s to help you prepare your car for cooler weather based on the decades of data we have about what goes wrong when temperatures drop.

There are three main things you need to do to winterize your car. These things serve as a very effective insurance policy against breakdowns, overheating and other temperature-related car problems.

Full radiator flush — help clean and prepare your radiator for cold weather. Your radiator is the heart of your car during fall and winter. Because of this, it’s…

Posted in: Cooling, Hydraulic