Today we’re addressing a component that plays a crucial role in your truck's performance, but rarely gets the spotlight it deserves—the fan clutch. Specifically, we’re discussing why you might consider a rebuilt, or "Reman," fan clutch over a brand-new one. Spoiler alert: It’s all about control, confidence, and saving money.

Understanding the Fan Clutch

First, let's quickly cover what a fan clutch does. This ingenious device helps determine the speed of your engine's cooling fan, based on the temperature under the hood. It operates using air disengagement to ensure that it fails in the ‘on’ position and utilizes spring engagement when the engine calls for cooling, or uses viscous fluid to provide variable or optimal speed control. This means the clutch can turn on/off or adjust the fan speed as needed, keeping the engine at the optimal temperature without wasting power.

Why Reman?

Now, onto the meat of the matter: Why buy new when Reman will do? This isn't just a catchy phrase—it's a sensible approach to maintaining your truck with quality parts without breaking the bank. And the more miles on your truck, the more sense Reman makes.

1. Quality and Dependability

Purchasing a Reman fan clutch means you're getting the same product––with same-as-original components, manufactured in the same US facility––as an all-new counterpart. This ensures OEM standards and dependability, but at a much more affordable cost.

But don’t worry, you're not sacrificing quality. You're opting for a smart and sustainable choice.

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2. The Environmental Edge

Choosing a Reman part also has environmental benefits. By reconditioning and reusing top-quality parts, we reduce waste and the need for new raw materials. This process saves energy and keeps perfectly good components out of landfills. It's a win-win for your wallet and the planet.

3. All-Makes Parts and Kits

One of the great things about opting for a Reman fan clutch, especially if you're considering all-makes parts, is the selection available. Whether you need a Kysor style or a Horton style, single-speed or multi-speed, there's a rebuilt option that meets OEM standards and fits your truck. Plus, with comprehensive rebuild kits available, you can be sure you have all the parts needed for a successful installation. Note: Due to the sensitive fluid requirements, viscous style fan clutches are not available as a Reman option.

The Bottom Line

So, when it's time to replace your fan clutch, just ask yourself: Why buy new when Reman will do? You'll get a part that controls engine cooling, delivers all the quality and reliability you could ask for, and gets you back on the road at a fraction of the cost. Whether you're an owner-operator or fleet manager, making the switch to Reman parts like the fan clutch is a decision that goes a long way toward protecting your uptime, with no down side.

Road Choice offers a complete inventory of high-quality, easy-to-install fan clutches and kits. For more information or to schedule a service appointment, call the experts at your nearest Road Choice retailer. You can also order fan clutches online, anytime through PartsASIST™,delivered directly to your doorstep or available will-call at parts pickup.