Summertime Preventative Maintenance Item: Your Fan Clutch

Preventative maintenance plans are important during every season.  Afterall, it’s better to fix something in a planned, controlled environment instead of on the side of the road.  However, there are certain items that can benefit from seasonal planning.

With hot days upon us and hotter days ahead, now is a good time to replace the fan clutch in your truck. The fan clutch is the device that engages the engine fan to cool the radiator.  While the fan clutch is important year-round, a failed fan clutch during a hot hill climb can quickly lead to a devastating incident of an engine overheating.

If your fan clutch is nearing it’s replacement interval or is acting up, consider replacing it sooner rather than later.