August 20, 2007 14:32 ET

1-800 Radiator Opens Franchise in Flint

Flint Location Is the Company's Seventh in Michigan

FLINT, MI--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - Auto parts distributor 1-800 Radiator recently opened their seventh Michigan location. The outlet is located in Flint and owned by Flint's own Rick Lee. Lee brings 1-800 Radiator's same-day delivery of radiators and cooling components to the Flint area and achieves his own goal of starting his own small business.

1-800 Radiator delivers brand new radiators to auto shop owners and retail customers within a couple of hours of when the customer places their order and at competitive pricing. Their lifetime warranty and a reputation for providing great service have helped the company to dominate the radiator market. The company has grown rapidly, in fact, since they began franchising in 2004 the company has more than tripled their locations. By the end of the year 1-800 Radiator intends to have over 200 franchise locations opened across the country. Their growth is facilitated by the experience and dedication to service of 1-800 Radiator's franchisees and the company's unique services. Features such as a 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 and expand their business.

Rick Lee brings a background in sales to his franchise. Working as a Sales Manager for the nation's third largest transit bus manufacturing company, he developed a working knowledge of business management and sales in the automotive industry. "I've always wanted to own my own business," says Lee. He is especially glad to be working near his home and family. Rick Lee will be joined in his venture by his stepbrother Mike. Together the two stepbrothers are ready to bring their own perspective on customer service to 1-800 Radiator of Flint.

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 wholesale and retail 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
    Email Contact