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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…

Why Does a Manual Transmission Leak?

The fluid in a manual transmission is responsible for lubricating your gears. Metal-on-metal contact when fluid is missing causes wear, and a manual transmission run without adequate oil will damage quickly. Once your transmission is damaged, the only solution is to have it rebuilt or replaced, which is a costly and lengthy proposition. In the case of older vehicles, the cost of replacing a transmission or even simply physically repairing a leak can mean it’s not economically feasible.

If you have a manual transmission fluid leak and want to avoid costly repairs, you’ll be glad to know that at Bar’s Leaks, we have fast, affordable solutions that have been proven over and over again. Let’s look at…

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Symptoms of a Transmission Leak

As far as vehicle fluid leaks, a transmission fluid leak is one of the more problematic. Driving your car with low transmission fluid can cause serious damage in a short time. Your transmission relies on its oil to help lubricate and avoid friction and heat build-up. The high pressures in automotive transmissions can also turn a mall leak into a major one quickly, and the complexity of a transmission installation means that a physical repair for a leak is a major headache.

Thankfully, we have a lineup of proven Bar’s Leaks transmission leak products that will take care of your transmission fluid leak quickly and affordably.
What to Watch For
There are several telltale signs of a transmission…

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What Could Cause a Transmission Leak?

Ask anyone who knows cars what kind of leak they dread the most, and they’ll probably say an automatic transmission fluid leak. Automatic transmissions are incredibly complex, and they’re not easily accessible.

If you have to drop a transmission and replace lines or a seal, you’re looking at a lot of time, money and effort. Your vehicle will also be out of service for a long time. Since some transmission aren’t easily serviced, even if you’re mechanically inclined, you’ll likely have to take it to a professional transmission shop and pay their high rates.

Thankfully, we have a better solution. For mild to moderate automatic transmission fluid leaks, our Bar’s Leaks products are your fast, affordable and…

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Why Does an Automatic Transmission Leak?

An automatic transmission is a hard-working part of any vehicle. Multiple gears are spinning at high speeds as you drive, and these gears need constant lubrication. That’s what your automatic transmission fluid is for — to help dissipate the heat generated from the mechanical movement.

Many modern automatic transmissions are sealed and shouldn’t require regular service, but that doesn’t mean they can’t suffer a leak. Older transmissions are obviously more prone to leaks and need to be checked frequently for the proper transmission fluid level.

Running an automatic transmission with low (or no) fluid is a big no-no. Your transmission isn’t designed to operate without fluid, and when the oil isn’t present to lubricate the gears, metal-on-metal…

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