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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…

Common Leaks on a Vehicle

Before you try to determine which fluid is leaking on your vehicle, know this: Every fluid can leak. Automotive fluids by nature are held in a circuit, often with a reservoir, tubing or piping and a component or piece that contains the fluid during use. Cracks, worn gaskets, faulty caps and broken fittings are just a few of the potential sources of leaks under your hood.

A leaking engine doesn’t necessarily mean you need a major repair, though. It just means you need to identify where the leak is coming from, which type of fluid it is, how much it is leaking and what steps you need to take to correct the leak. We’ve got you covered.
All…

Where is my Power Steering Fluid Leaking From?

Power steering fluid leaks are relatively common on older cars. Power steering leaks often start small and only occur when you’re driving your car, so they’re often difficult to detect. You don’t always get a noticeable puddle on your garage floor like you do with other automotive fluid leaks, which is why it’s important to check your power steering fluid level on a regular basis and watch for a drop in the fluid level.

But aside from puddles and other visual evidence that something is wrong with your power steering system, there are some telltale signs that you have a power steering fluid leak:

A noticeable drop in the level of fluid in the reservoir
A difference in feel when steering your car, especially at…

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How to Stop a Transmission Leak

Stopping a transmission leak sounds like a complicated task. Many car owners think that a transmission fluid leak automatically means an expensive and costly visit to the mechanic. Thankfully, there’s a much faster and more affordable solution. At Bar’s Leak, we offer a range of industry-proven transmission leak repair products that are designed to make quick work of stopping your transmission fluid leaks, so you can get back on the road. We know – we’ve been in the leak business for over 70 years.

Transmission leaks can come from several places:

Leaking gaskets or seals (including transmission fluid pan)
Transmission cooler or cooling line leaks
A hole or puncture in your transmission casing

If you develop a leak…

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Why do Transmissions Leak

Your automatic transmission has several different seals designed to keep your transmission fluid inside your transmission. If any of these seals fail, they allow transmission fluid to leak. A low transmission fluid level can quickly become a major problem if you drive without enough fluid. Because of this, it is important to watch for transmission fluid leaks and repair the problem as soon as you detect it. Trust us, we’ve talked to dozens of customers who’ve let a transmission leak linger for too long.

Leaking transmission seals can occur for several reasons:

Overheating: If your transmission has been run with old or low transmission fluid, excess heat can damage your seals. When seals overheat, they start to crack…

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