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Frequently Asked Questions - Why Dura-Lite™ Questions

Dura-Lite’s offers an incomparable (non-prorated) 7 Year / 1,000,000 Mile Warranty on most Charge Air Cooler Part #'s. The warranty is covered across North America. Dura-Lite™ has a proven track record with more than 20 years of experience in the heat transfer business. Dura-Lite’s Charge Air Coolers lead the industry in both quality and durability, which allows them to outlast any other Charge Air Coolers in the marketplace today.

It’s not possible to successfully repair a tube-to-header leak on a Charge Air Cooler and any repair made would simply be a temporary fix. At $2.25 per gallon, a leak free Dura-Lite™ Charge Air Cooler could save you $4,420.00 or more per year. Dura-Lite™ Charge Air Coolers have a (non-prorated) 7 Year / 1,000,000 Mile Warranty on most Part #'s and the warranty is covered across North America.

Dura-Lite™ manufactures the best Charge Air Coolers in the world, backed by the best warranty in the business with North American coverage. Other companies may advertise a longer warranty period, but the warranties are typically prorated with exceptions, exclusions and do not have North American coverage to support the product.

Dura-Lite™ Evolution® Features:

  • Dura-Lite™ Patented Silicone Grommet Tube-To-Header Seal System allows the tubes to expand and contract in the grommet/ header. This eliminates the typical tube-to-header failure mode and resulting leakage.
  • Internally reinforced manifolds reduce side flexing and premature header/ manifold failure.
  • The Dura-Lite™ Offset Outer Fin design provides consistent performance by minimizing the build up of debris.
  • Manufactured leak free.
  • Engineered for performance, EPA Certified.*
  • * Where required, our product has been certified to EPA standards. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program “Self-Certification of After-Market Parts” is aimed at allowing after market manufacturers of light-duty automotive parts to certify their products to EPA emission standards to ensure that using these parts to replace the Original Equipment parts will not result in adverse effect on the applicable vehicle emissions. Dura-Lite™ has taken the initiative to certify its product where applicable through this program. This involved extensive testing in accordance with EPA and SAE recommended test procedures. The test results were compared to Original Equipment Manufacturers data and EPA emission standards with favorable results. The implication of this certification is that, based on the test results, the effect on vehicle emissions, of using a Dura-Lite™ Charge Air Cooler in a truck will be the same as or better than using its Original Equipment Manufacturer counterpart.

Dura-Lite™ Evolution® Warranty:

  • The Evolution® features allow Dura-Lite™ to offer a (non-prorated) 7 Year / 1,000,000 Mile Warranty on most Charge Air Coolers.*
  • North American Warranty Coverage.
  • Less than 1% warranty return.
  • * On most Charge Air Cooler Part #'s. Distributors/ Dealers can visit Dura-Lite’s Website Catalog and/ or printed Catalog for the applicable warranty coverage on each Dura-Lite™ Charge Air Cooler. If the Part # is not available, please contact Dura-Lite™ Customer Support at 800-661-1117 for the applicable Part # and warranty coverage.

Dura-Lite™ Evolution® Benefits:

  • Continuous, consistent fuel economy.
  • Optimized power and emissions.
  • Reduced downtime.
  • Superior quality and warranty.
  • The most reliable Charge Air Cooler in the world.

Dura-Lite™ Channel Flow® Features:

  • Designed for (but not limited to) Agricultural and Industrial Applications.
  • Designed for applications where dust, dirt, and debris cause the outside of the Original Equipment Charge Air Cooler to become plugged up.
  • The Dura-Lite™ Channel Flow® Outer Fin design allows for smooth unobstructed airflow and makes cleaning fast and effortless.
  • Manufactured standard with Dura-Lite’s Patented Silicone Grommet Tube-To-Header Seal System and internally reinforced manifolds.
  • Production Part #’s for many Diesel Applications.

Dura-Lite™ Channel Flow ® Benefits:

  • Manufactured with the standard features incorporated in Dura-Lite’s Evolution® Charge Air Coolers.
  • Superior quality and 1 Year Warranty.
  • North American Warranty Coverage.
  • 0% Warranty returns to date.

Why Dura-Lite™ Charge Air Coolers:

  • All-Makes product coverage with over 600 production Part #’s for any diesel application. Additional Part #’s added continually.
  • Dura-Lite™ offers the best warranty in the business (non-prorated) 7 Year/ 1,000,000 Mile Warranty.*
  • Less than 1% failure rate.
  • North America Warranty Coverage.
  • Warranty backed by the factory.
  • No costly downtime.
  • Reduced overall fuel costs. A non-performing Charge Air Cooler will cost more in fuel. At $2.25 per gallon, a leak free Dura-Lite™ Charge Air Cooler could save you $4,420.00 or more per year.
  • * On most Charge Air Cooler Part #'s. Distributors/ Dealers can visit Dura-Lite’s Website Catalog and/ or printed Catalog for the applicable warranty coverage on each Dura-Lite™ Charge Air Cooler. If the Part # is not available, please contact Dura-Lite™ Customer Support at 800-661-1117 for the applicable Part # and warranty coverage.

Dura-Lite™ Radiator Features:

  • Original Equipment plastic tank radiators typically fail at the joint between the plastic tank and the aluminum header/ core. Dura-Lite™ has eliminated this failure mode by replacing the plastic tanks and aluminum core with either Bolt-On (steel) or Solder-On (brass) reinforced tanks and copper/ brass core.
  • All Dura-Lite™ radiator tanks and structure are made of high strength, heavy gauge rust resistant steel or brass.
  • Dura-Lite™ has made improvements to the Original Equipment radiator design to reinforce areas commonly prone to failure.
  • 100% leak tested under water before leaving the factory.
  • On-Site temperature controlled Environmental Wind Tunnel (EWT) and Chassis Dynamometer tested to meet or exceed OE (Original Equipment) heat transfer performance.
  • Thermal cycle tested for durability.

Dura-Lite™ Radiator Benefits:

  • Superior quality and durability utilizing proven technology.
  • All-Makes replacements for most applications. Additional Part #’s added continually.
  • No Core Charge on all Radiators.
  • Comprehensive unlimited mileage 2 Year Warranty. *
  • North American Warranty Coverage.
  • Dura-Lite’s Engineering Department can custom design a Radiator or Radiator / Charge Air Cooler Cooling Module for any application.
  • * Most Dura-Lite™ Radiators are backed by a 2 Year Warranty. Certain Part #'s carry a 1 (one) year warranty depending upon the design and application. Distributors/ Dealers can visit Dura-Lite’s Website Catalog and/ or printed Catalog for the applicable warranty coverage on each Dura-Lite™ Radiator. If the Part # is not available, please contact Dura-Lite™ Customer Support at 800-661-1117 for the applicable Part # and warranty coverage.

Why Dura-Lite™ Radiators:

  • Superior quality and durability utilizing proven technology.
  • All-Makes replacements for most applications. Additional Part #’s added continually.
  • Comprehensive unlimited mileage 2 Year Warranty.
  • North America Warranty Coverage.
  • Warranty backed by the factory.
  • No costly downtime.
  • * Most Dura-Lite™ Radiators are backed by a 2 Year Warranty. Certain Part #'s carry a 1 (one) year warranty depending upon the design and application. Distributors/ Dealers can visit Dura-Lite’s Website Catalog and/ or printed Catalog for the applicable warranty coverage on each Dura-Lite™ Radiator. If the Part # is not available, please contact Dura-Lite™ Customer Support at 800-661-1117 for the applicable Part # and warranty coverage.