Bar’s Leaks celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2022.
Holly, Michigan-based Bar’s Leaks debuted as a radiator stop leak invented by Fred Barton in 1947. Bar’s Leaks now offers stop leak and repair products for a wide range of vehicle components and systems including cooling, engine, gear box, hydraulics, power steering, transmission and more.
The original Bar’s Leaks customers were U.S. automakers. In 1950, Bar’s Leaks entered the traditional automotive aftermarket, including repair garages. In 1965, distribution was expanded to the retail automotive aftermarket.
“When a Bar’s Leaks product gets someone back on the road, it doesn’t just save them money, it can also save their day,” said Clay Parks, vice president of product development. “By stopping more than 400 million leaks, Bar’s Leaks has saved millions of vacations, workdays, and date nights. We’ve made it possible to win races, keep appointments and explore the world.”