Category Archives: Replacement Parts

School Bus Maintenance And Parts For Fleets

School Bus Maintenance And Parts For Fleets

With fall right around the corner and Labor Day quickly approaching it means school is back in session. A lot of school districts need to maintain and operate a pretty large fleet of school buses. When it comes to buses you need them to be on time and reliable.

If a bus overheats or breaks down there will be a lot of angry parents to deal with. We here at Southpointe Radiator are here to help you maintain your bus fleet. Whether it be parts or maintenance we can keep your fleet running and on time.

School Bus Parts

Here in Michigan, a lot of the school bus fleets are made by Blue Bird, Thomas Built or Freightliner. One of the most important parts of the engine to keep it running is the radiator. Late summer and early fall can still get pretty hot here, so keeping your engine cool is a high priority. Lucky for you, Southpointe carries all the radiators you need for your buses. Not only radiators, but we also carry coolant tubes, surge tanks and much more.

We have coolant tubes specially designed just for school buses. In addition, we have parts for coach bus and motor homes as well. Don’t see the part you are looking for? Give us a call, and our friendly staff can help you find just the right part.

School Bus Fleet Maintenance

In addition to parts, we offer fleet maintenance as well. From oil changes to engine work, we can help maintain your entire fleet. Give us a call today at 1-888-897-6265 for more information on our fleet maintenance programs.

No matter if you just need bus parts such as clamps, hoses, or any type of part, we can help. Also, our certified experienced mechanics can provide the best fleet maintenance around for your school buses. So give us a call today and see what Southpointe Radiator can do for you!


Radiator Hose Leak Symptoms

Radiator Hose Repair

One of the biggest things that can send your truck to its early grave is a faulty or broken radiator hose. This hose is responsible for transporting the coolant to the radiator, and when it fails it causes problems or damages your engine. Coolant helps regulate your engines temperature helping make sure it stays cool or warm enough while it’s running sometimes the signs of a failing radiator hose aren’t always as easy as looking at your engine’s temperature gauge. Which is why we wanted to tell you about some other signs of a failing radiator hose.

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Freightliner AC Condenser Replacement

Freightliner Trucks AC Condenser Replacement

Freightliner Trucks is the most popular and reliable American truck manufacturer since they first opened in 1942. As a division of Daimler Trucks North America, they are best known for their manufacture of heavy duty class 5-7 and high class 8 diesel trucks. Known as leading pioneers in the history of trucking manufacture, Freightliner is constantly looking toward the future by improving their truck’s quality with new technologies.

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Truck Repair Services In Michigan

Radiator Repair in Michigan

At Southpointe Radiator, we have been providing semi-truck repair services for over 30 years. Located in Taylor, Michigan, we offer services such as radiator repair, high-pressure cooler repair, shell and tube heat exchanger repair, welding, fabrication, and DPF filter cleaning.

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AC Condensers For Semi-Trucks or Construction equipment

AC Condensers

What is an AC Condenser?

When it comes to semi-trucks or construction equipment, heavy duty truck AC condensers are an important consideration in maintaining the vehicle. These air conditioning condensers are located on the high side of the air conditioning system and are placed directly in front of the radiator. Because of where it’s located, it allows for the refrigerant vapor to travel through the air-conditioning system, thus creating ice cold air for the driver. Continue reading