March 21, 2007 18:16 ET

1-800 Radiator of Tidewater Expands Their Services to Newport News

The Tidewater Outlet Is Under New Ownership and Delivering to Newport News

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2007 -- Last Week James and Maryann Woods took charge of the 1-800 Radiator outlet serving Tidewater and the surrounding areas. The new owners are expanding the reach of the outlet, located in Virginia Beach, to include the Newport News area as well as the Tidewater area. Now customers in Newport News can take advantage of 1-800 Radiator's same-day delivery.

American auto shops and do-it-yourselfers replace over six million radiators each year. 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. It is business model that James and Maryann Woods will apply in Tidewater, Norfolk, Newport News, Virginia Beach and the cities in between.

With the start of their franchise program in 2004, 1-800 Radiator advanced their growth by partnering with individual businesspeople to open new territories, and better serve established ones. These local owners bring a comprehensive knowledge of their communities and a strong dedication to customer service to new locations. Auto shop owners are glad to get their radiators from a locally owned business. "Someone you can count on right in your own backyard is important to the end users in our area. Most of the body shops are on a tight schedule," says James Woods; he plans to serve these automotive shops by providing "a high quality product delivered in a short period of time."

Before becoming a 1-800 Radiator franchisee, James Woods had over 20 years of Naval experience. He believes that this history will serve him well as he manages his 1-800 Radiator outlet. To ensure that the transition in ownership is as smooth as possible, James Woods has retained Joe Wood and Jim Smith, who worked for 1-800 Radiator under its previous ownership. With these experienced personnel backing him up, James Woods is ready to become the number one parts supplier in Hampton Roads.

James Woods' 1-800 Radiator outlet opened on Monday, March 12, 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 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 a franchising director, please call Joseph Spohn at (866) 780-9392 or contact him via email at

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Joseph Spohn
    (866) 780-9392
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