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Car & Truck Oil Coolers

Car and truck oil coolers are essential for the performance. You need to make sure that you have an engine oil cooler in working condition at all times for your vehicle. Finding the right oil cooler for your car or truck will make a big difference.

What is an oil cooler?

An oil cooler is a small radiator that is found in the front of a cooling system for the engine. The role that the radiator plays is to cool the oil as it passes through so that it helps to keep the engine functioning properly. An electric fan will work to cool the oil. It ensures that the oil is not too hot when reaching the engine. The cooler will extend the life of the engine oil as well as the engine itself.

What are the different parts to a radiator?

There are several different parts involved with an engine oil cooler. Some parts will vary based on the make and model of the vehicle. You need to familiarize yourself with the parts and determine which ones need to be replaced.

  • Cooling fan
  • Reservoir
  • Radiator
  • Thermostat
  • Coolant
How is a radiator installed?

A radiator can be installed by you or by a professional mechanic. You need to be sure you buy the right engine oil cooler for your vehicle. In some instances, you can purchase adapter fitting kits for a better fit. The make and model will determine where the cooler is located and therefore what is involved with the installation. Your owner's manual will be a helpful guide to the installation process.

How does one shop for a radiator?

Shopping for an oil cooler to repair or upgrade your vehicle's cooling system is critical. Your transmission and your engine will benefit from having a sufficient cooler. Make sure that you know what is required to handle the repair or upgrade as you make your selection. There are a few other things to know:

  • Kit: A full kit will include all hoses and parts needed.
  • Make and model: Make sure the oil cooler is compatible with the make and model that you drive.
  • OEM or aftermarket: Decide whether you are going to buy an original manufacturer's oil cooler or if you would rather have one from the aftermarket.
  • Installation process: Review how the model of your choice is installed so you know how to put it in and properly maintain it.