Archive for: Power Steering

Types of Power Steering Problems

If your power steering system is functioning properly, you won’t think about it at all. Responsive steering is something we have come to expect from our cars to such an extent that it’s hard to believe there was ever a time before power steering.

When you encounter power steering problems, you quickly learn how important this system is. In addition to making driving uncomfortable and inconvenient, a loss of power steering could hurt your ability to avoid other cars and to generally drive defensively. It can also make parallel parking a nightmare. So, what are the most common types of power steering problems, and what can you do about them?

We know a thing or two about this, so here’s the quick rundown.

Loss of Hydraulic Power

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,…

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:

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…

Do It Yourself: Repairing a Car Oil Leak at Home

Many of us panic when we see oil pooling under our car. We immediately think of the high cost of professional repairs and our car being sidelined for a few days. Thankfully, in many cases, you can repair minor to moderate oil leaks at home with one of our Bar’s Leaks engine repair products. We have a number of advanced formulations that are proven to stop engine oil leaks at the source.

So, our advice? Instead of running to a mechanic at the first sign of an oil leak, take the time to determine where your oil leak is coming from and get a feel for how severe the leak is. You can do this at home, in your garage or in your driveway by…