Winter is hard on vehicle cooling systems, and weather prognosticators like AccuWeather are forecasting this year’s switch from El Niño to La Niña to bring bitter cold in the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains, persistent cold in New England and heavy snowfall in the Great Lakes region. This harsh weather will result in many vehicles – especially older vehicles – being unable to keep their engines at a constant operating temperature due to a variety of cooling system leaks. When the inevitable onrush of demand for solutions to these problems comes through your doors, Bar’s Leaks offers several affordable first-option fixes for cooling system leaks.
“Just about when Daylight Savings Time ends and winter cold starts to kick in, our customers generally see a higher demand for Bar’s Leaks cooling system repair products. Our products have been protecting and repairing vehicle cooling system leaks since 1947,” says Jim Moffitt, vice president of sales and marketing for Bar’s Leaks. “Cold temperatures make leaks in the radiator, heating core, head gasket or freeze plug cry for attention. That’s why we encourage customers to be prepared and stock up to meet this seasonal demand.”
Here are four of Bar’s Leaks’ best-selling cooling system repair products. They are all designed to be added directly to the cooling system without flushing the antifreeze, and are compatible with both conventional green or blue (silicate-based) and extended life red/orange or yellow (OAT/HOAT) antifreeze or water.
Radiator Stop Leak Concentrate (P/N 1196) – Stops minor cooling system leaks and drips caused by normal cooling system wear and age.
Cooling System Repair (P/N 1150) – Stops coolant leaks and corrects other cooling system problems to help prevent costly future repairs and breakdowns. Also contains Xtreme Cool to stop overheating and reduce water temperature.
Liquid Aluminum Radiator and Heater Core Stop Leak (P/N 1186) – The next generation stop leak product certified to be used in all cooling system types. It is guaranteed to safely and easily seal leaks in plastic, aluminum and metal (copper/steel) radiators, heater cores, gaskets and freeze plugs. Also contains Xtreme Cool to stop overheating and reduce water temperature.
Pelletized Radiator Stop Leak (P/N PLT11) – Stops larger leaks in plastic, aluminum and metal radiators, heater cores, blocks, heads, gaskets and freeze plugs. Also has a water pump lube that lubricates water pump seals and inhibits the formation of rust and scale.
These Bar’s Leaks cooling system products are designed to work on most 4-, 5-, 6-, 8- and 10-cylinder gasoline, turbocharged and diesel engines.
All Bar’s Leaks products are made in the U.S.A.