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Quick Guide: Finding Engine (Oil) Leaks

We all know that sinking feeling when we approach our car and see a puddle of liquid underneath it. There may be an alternative explanation, but you’ve probably got a fluid leak, and that’s something you need to take care of as soon as possible. The fluids in your car are there for a reason, and you want them to stay there. If you are leaking engine oil, your car could (eventually) be in serious jeopardy of overheating or seizing and ruining the engine.

Bottom line: engine oil leaks suck. But the good news is the earlier you catch them, the easier they are to fix without a huge repair bill. Time is of the essence.

So, you know you have to deal with this problem,…

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

Is Premium Gas Better for My Car?

Whenever you drive up to the pump, you are hit with an array of options. Should I go with regular unleaded or super gas? Plus or premium? What gas is better for my car?

If you have a new, luxury automobile, you may assume that you at least need plus-rated gasoline and that premium gas is even better. But this is not always the case.

Difference Between Plus and Premium Gas

To understand which gas is better for your car, you need to know what these ratings mean. It sometimes seems that gas manufacturers have added these labels to make them intentionally confusing. What you need to realize is that these designations — regular, plus, premium and super — have nothing…

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…

Falcon F7 on Display in the Bar’s Products Booth at AAPEX

This year in our AAPEX booth (#4416), we’re featuring a beastly Michigan-made horizontal rollercoaster known as the Falcon F7. Its looks are one thing — they stop people dead in their tracks. But the Falcon’s specs are what really raise eyebrows:

Body: paint-finished carbon fiber
Engine: LS7 Corvette engine — 7.0L, 427 c.i. supercharged V8, 620 HP, 585 lb/ft torque @ 5400 rpm
0-60: Approx 3.3-3.6 seconds
Top Speed: Approx. 190-200 MPH
1/4 Mile: 10.9 seconds
Lateral Acceleration: 1.1-1.3g maximum
60-0 Braking: Under 100 ft.

The people behind Falcon are as passionate about building a real-world supercar as we are making automotive chemicals that rise above the rest and work as promised. So far, this car is the star of the show. If you’re at AAPEX in Vegas,…

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