Harris Radiator Works

Harris Radiator Works Has Moved!

Since 1947 Harris Radiator Works has been well known for radiator repairs and air conditioning work in the Encinitas Area. A trusted and community-friendly company, Harris Radiator Works joined with Brad’s Foreign and Domestic Auto Service in 2017 to offer even more high-quality automotive services. All services offered by Harris Radiator Works and their expert knowledge of automotive cooling systems are now offered through Brad’s Foreign & Domestic.

If you have any questions about how to continue your Harris services through Brad’s, call (760) 753-2993 and a representative will help guide you every step of the way.


Trusted Radiator Services You Can Rely On


graph-bars-harrisSophisticated Diagnostics

Harris Radiator is committed to the future with all the high tech computer diagnostics systems needed in modern cars. A good mechanic can diagnose the problem accurately the first time we strive to be the best available.

mpg-road-iconOptimized For Ideal MPG

Easily overlooked auto maintenance and service can endanger you on the road and cost you at the pump. When we service all vehicles we do a visual safety inspection and top off tire air pressure, this is the right way to treat our customers and you can save some gas money. Scheduled maintenance is important as well, it will cost more to fix a poorly functioning engine than to have your spark plugs replaced.


Trusted Community Member

We have been a trusted name in North County San Diego since 1947. We are local family owned and operated. Harris gives back to the community, with a holiday food drive, local soccer and little league sponsorship. Paddle out with us and say hi.

trophy-iconAward Winning Mechanics

We have a group of award-winning ASE certified technicians. Each member of our team brings a specific specialty to our family. The decades of awards are proudly displayed on our walls.


Make Your Harris Radiator Appointment Today!

Call us today at (760)753-2993 or (760)753-6217. You can also fill out the form below, we’ll call you to confirm!


Did You Know:

The invention of the radiator is widely attributed to Karl Benz —  it helps lower engine temperature through the simple process of heat exchange.

Radiators connect to channels running through the engine and cylinder head, it’s main job is to pump coolant to the engine so it doesn’t become overheated. Coolant is a mixture of water and antifreeze, it keeps the fluid from becoming frozen in colder weather climates.

A radiator typically holds many small tubes that look like honeycombs, they’re combined with a water pump, thermostat and fan to continuously draw heat away from the engine. Airflow is crucial for the radiator to do its job, in most vehicles the radiator will sit directly behind the front grill.

It’s important to note that front-end collisions can easily break the radiator tubes, rendering the component useless. If you’re involved in even a minor collision, it’s best to have the car looked at by a professional. Another indicator of repair is if you discover water dripping under your car, or you notice the engine’s coolant level are dropping fast. These are signs to take the car to a mechanic as soon as possible!


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