January 08, 2007 14:24 ET

1-800 Radiator Opens Franchise in Pittsburgh

Outlet Is One of Three 1-800 Radiator Outlets Opened Across the Nation This Monday

PITTSBURGH, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 8, 2007 -- This Monday 1-800 Radiator officially opened their Pittsburgh outlet under the ownership of Pittsburgh local Don Hayes. With the opening of his auto parts distribution hub Hayes brings 1-800 Radiator's expansive inventory, low prices, and lifetime guarantee to Pittsburgh's auto shop owners and do-it-yourselfers.

A standard automotive radiator will last for approximately eight years before it needs to be replaced. 1-800 Radiator caters specifically to the repair shops and individuals that install these parts. By providing these customers with consistently low prices and unparalleled service 1-800 Radiator has managed to dominate the radiator market and become the largest independent direct distributor of cooling accessories in the United States, growing from a three million dollar company to a company with over $64 million in revenue. Working with local businessmen like Don Hayes the company is able to bring their services to new territories while ensuring that each customer is personally cared for by a local owner.

Thus far, 1-800 Radiator has over 80 franchise locations across the country. Their growth is facilitated by the franchisees and 1-800 Radiator's unique services. Features such as same-day delivery, a no-hassle 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.

Don Hayes has lived and worked in the Pittsburgh area for over thirty years. He has a long history of business management experience. When asked about starting up his own 1-800 Radiator outlet, Hayes replied "I'm very happy to go into business for myself." In addition, Hayes is thoroughly committed to providing great service to his neighbors. He plans on "getting out to meet and greet" his customers and setting the groundwork for great business relationships with them.

Don Hayes' 1-800 Radiator outlet opened for business on Monday, January 8, 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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