January 08, 2007 14:22 ET

1-800 Radiator Expands to Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Location Is the First 1-800 Radiator Outlet in Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 8, 2007 -- Today rapidly growing auto parts distributor 1-800 Radiator opens their first Michigan outlet. The new location is situated in Grand Rapids. Local businessman Mike Benjamin is the owner and operator of the outlet. With the opening Benjamin brings 1-800 Radiator's signature same-day delivery and lifetime warranty for the first time to customers in Grand Rapids and the state of Michigan.

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 businessmen like Mike Benjamin the company has opened over 100 locations across the country, each one managed and owned by members of the community it serves.

A 1-800 Radiator franchise consists of a warehouse, a protected territory and a dedicated local businessman like Mike Benjamin. 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. Benjamin and other dedicated franchise owners maintain an elevated standard of service.

To make sure that he continues meeting the changing needs of his customers Benjamin 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 Grand Rapids Benjamin'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.

Mike Benjamin's 1-800 Radiator outlet opened for business on Monday, January 8th 2007 in Grand Rapids.

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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