January 16, 2007 14:22 ET

/ CORRECTION - 1-800 Radiator Launches Outlet Serving Sarasota

SARASOTA, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 16, 2007 -- In the news release, "1-800 Radiator Launches Outlet Serving Sarasota," issued Monday, January 15, 2007, by 1-800 Radiator, we are advised by the company that the name Kevin Thomes should be Andy Sayre throughout the release, as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows.

1-800 Radiator Launches Outlet Serving Sarasota

Local Entrepreneur Opens the Eighth 1-800 Radiator Franchise in Florida

SARASOTA, FL -- January 15, 2007 -- Today rapidly growing auto parts distributor 1-800 Radiator opens their eighth Florida outlet. The new location will serve Sarasota and the surrounding areas. Local businessman Andy Sayre is the owner and operator of the outlet. With the opening, Sayre brings 1-800 Radiator's signature same-day delivery and lifetime warranty for the first time to customers in Sarasota.

Auto shops and do-it-yourselfers replaced approximately six million radiators last year. 1-800 Radiator delivers brand new radiators to these customers within a couple of hours, and at competitive pricing. This inventive business plan has allowed 1-800 Radiator to dominate the market on automotive cooling accessories and bring their services to dozens of previously untouched territories. Since the start of their franchise program in 2004, this rapid growth has only accelerated. With the help of Andy Sayre and other entrepreneurs, the company has opened over 100 locations across the country, each one managed and owned by a member of the community it serves.

A 1-800 Radiator franchise consists of a warehouse, a protected territory and a dedicated local businessman like Andy Sayre. These local entrepreneurs implement 1-800 Radiator's business model, all the while tailoring it to the needs of the customers in their specific community. Features such as same-day delivery, a lifetime warranty on each part, and a small bag of candy in every radiator box, have helped 1-800 Radiator to gain loyal customers. Sayre and other dedicated franchise owners maintain an elevated standard of service.

To make sure that he continues meeting the changing needs of his customers, Sayre has already begun visiting the auto shops in the area, introducing himself and getting to know the owners personally. For the individual do-it-yourselfers who make up the other portion of his business, he will work to provide consistently excellent service marked by high quality and low prices, backed with a lifetime warranty. In 1-800 Radiator of Sarasota, Sayre's commitment to customer service combines with 1-800 Radiator's buying power and technical support to create the best possible buying experience for auto shop owners and do-it-yourselfers alike.

Andy Sayre's 1-800 Radiator outlet opens for business on Monday, January 15th, 2007 in Sarasota, FL.

About 1-800 Radiator:

1-800 Radiator is an auto parts distribution franchise and the largest independent parts distributor in the nation. The 1-800 Radiator business model provides retail and wholesale customers with radiators delivered to their doorstep in a matter of hours at competitive pricing. They offer their services through their online outlet,, and through franchise locations across the country. To their franchisees, 1-800 Radiator provides unprecedented technological and practical support.

If you'd like to know more about 1-800 Radiator, or to schedule an interview with Ted Rippey, Director of Franchising, call Emily Doppe at (707) 747-7400 ext. 5216 or email her at

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Emily Doppe
    (707) 747-7400 ext. 5216
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