Jeep Radiators

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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Whether you drive a Jeep CJ, YJ, SJ, or any other make, there are Jeep radiators available from aftermarket dealers. Sure, your factory-issued radiator should last you for at least the term of your warranty. After those three years or 36,000 miles, though, you may need to replace it if you don't have it flushed with some regularity.

Why do Jeep radiators endure more abuse than other automakers' radiators? There are a couple of reasons. One of these is that Jeep owners typically expose their vehicles to more abuse than other owners do. After all, Jeeps are designed for off-roading and climbing, two tasks that exact a heavier toll from engines. Hence, Jeep owners must be even more conscientious when it comes to their maintenance schedules than other owners must be.

The Invincibility Factor

A second reason why Jeep radiators (as well as other Jeep parts) bear a disproportionate burden has to do with folklore. It seems Jeep owners are constantly trying to one-up each other in feats of pure towing and hauling prowess. While Jeeps are in fact capable of bearing astounding cargo loads, this doesn't mean that Jeeps are invincible. Owners who indicate otherwise are likely to find themselves in the repair shop a lot faster than they believe.

Grand Cherokees, Libertys, and Wranglers combine Power Tech engines and impressive torque to produce impressive results on the off-road trail. That said, they must find efficient ways of managing the enormous stress placed on their engines as drivers rev up steep inclines and grind their way over rocks and tree limbs. Without proper engine maintenance, your radiator may be the first part to go, leading to a series of other expensive repairs.

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