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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…

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…

When to use Stop Oil Leak Products

At 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…

Are Stop Oil Leak Products Safe for Small Engines?

We 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…

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…