October 27, 2006 18:34 ET

1-800 Radiator Opens Their Twenty-Ninth California Outlet

New Franchise Location Will Serve Tulare

TULARE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 27, 2006 -- This week 1-800 Radiator developed the services available to their Californian customers with opening of their twenty-ninth franchise location in the state. The new outlet will serve Tulare and is operated by Tulare local Ben Jonker.

American auto shops and do-it-yourselfers replaced over six million radiators in 2005. 1-800 Radiator delivers brand new parts to these customers within a couple of hours and at competitive pricing. This business model has enabled them to become the largest independent direct distributor in the nation, and it is this business model that franchisees like the Ben Jonker apply to their territories. Since the start of their franchise program in 2004, 1-800 Radiator's growth has been exponentially accelerated through partnership with individual businessmen to open new warehouses. Local owners bring a comprehensive knowledge of their communities and a strong dedication to customer service to new locations. Each 1-800 Radiator franchise consists of a warehouse and a protected territory. Because these territories are proprietary there are only approximately 250 franchises available in the United States.

Ben brings a strong commitment to the community and customer service to his territory. To supplement his preexisting business and sales experience 1-800 Radiator trained him on how to use the company's computer systems, the basics of the radiator market, and tips on how to grow their business quickly. With 1-800 Radiator, Jonker combines his promise of excellent service with high quality parts, a lifetime warranty, and 1-800 Radiator's enormous buying power.

1-800 Radiator franchise owners have access to the largest radiator inventory in the nation. Almost any part can be quickly delivered to almost any customer, something that few competitors are able to offer. 1-800 Radiator gives entrepreneurs like Ben Jonker the opportunity to own and operate a small business that has the technological advantages usually associated only with much larger companies; in turn, the business owners provide personalized service to their customers and community. This combination of small-scale entrepreneurship and large-scale resources gives the franchisees an edge on the competition and is one of the most distinct features of 1-800 Radiator as an organization.

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. 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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