Bar's Products, a manufacturer and distributor of a full line of underhood chemical and vehicle-cleaning products, is expanding into the heavy duty market with the creation of its new Heavy Duty Division.

"Downtime costs fleets, owner operators and drivers money, so we have created a division that will focus on developing products that safely keep trucks on the road," says Robert J. Mermuys, president of Bar's Products. "We feel we have a lot to offer the heavy duty market and that it's a good move for Bar's as we continue to grow our business."

"We have strong brand equity and a reputation for high quality products in the automotive market. We believe that we can capitalize on that reputation and successfully create and introduce a new line specifically formulated for the rigorous demands of the commercial truck market," Mermuys explains.

The product line will include cooling system supplements and diesel fuel additives-products that will help fleets, owner operators and drivers with preventative maintenance as well as problems that might develop in their trucks. Customers can begin to look for Bar's new heavy duty line of products in January 2002. For more information, call (800) 521-7475 or visit the company online at