March 02, 2007 16:15 ET

1-800 Radiator Launches Outlet Serving Palm Harbor

Allison Puka Opens 1-800 Radiator's Tenth Florida Location

PALM HARBOR, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2007 -- Last month 1-800 Radiator opened their tenth 1-800 Radiator outlet. The fast growing part distributor's new outlet will serve Palm Harbor, Pt. Richey, and the surrounding areas. Local businesswoman Allison Puka owns the outlet and operates it with the help of Denny Lay. With their opening Puka and Lay bring 1-800 Radiator's signature same-day delivery and lifetime warranty to customers in the Palm Harbor area.

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 businesspersons like Allison Puka, 1-800 Radiator has opened over 100 locations nationwide. Each location is 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 businessperson. 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. Allison Puka and other dedicated franchise owners maintain this elevated standard of service.

To make sure that he continues meeting the changing needs of his customers, Puka has already begun visiting the auto shops in the area, introducing herself and getting to know the owners personally. For the individual do-it-yourselfers who make up the other portion of her business, she will work to provide consistently excellent service marked by high quality and low prices, backed with a lifetime warranty. In 1-800 Radiator of Palm Harbor, Allison Puka'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.

Allison Puka's 1-800 Radiator outlet opened for business on Monday, February 5th 2007.

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 franchises 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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