December 14, 2006 19:07 ET

1-800 Radiator Opens Franchise in Reno

Local Businessman, Jon King, to Operate the Franchise

RENO, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 14, 2006 -- This week saw the opening of national auto parts distributor 1-800 Radiator's second warehouse in Nevada. The outlet, located in Reno, is owned and operated by local businessman Jon King. With its opening 1-800 Radiator's signature same-day delivery and lifetime warranty are made available for the first time in Reno.

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 innovative business model has enabled them to become the nation's largest independent direct distributor of cooling accessories, growing from a three million dollar company to a company with over $64 million in revenue. A 1-800 Radiator franchise consists of a warehouse and a protected territory for each franchisee. Because these territories are proprietary there are only 250 franchises available in the United States. The company expects to award all of these locations within the next three years.

Since the start of their franchise program two years ago, 1-800 Radiator has worked closely with entrepreneurs like Jon King to open up new territories and expand their services. Thus far, 1-800 Radiator has over 100 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 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. King and other dedicated franchise owners maintain the high standard of service that 1-800 Radiator is known for in the industry.

Jon King is thrilled to manage the 1-800 Radiator outlet in Reno and is already visiting the auto shops and repair centers that make up his wholesale client base. King hopes to introduce himself to these customers and familiarize them with the services that he offers. Through his 1-800 Radiator franchise Jon King is offering shop owners and do-it-yourselfers in Reno access to 1-800 Radiator's low prices, warranty and buying power from a business that is locally owned and service oriented.

Jon King's 1-800 Radiator outlet opened for business on December 11, 2006.

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

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    Emily Doppe
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