March 02, 2007 16:18 ET

1-800 Radiator Opens Franchise in the Detroit Area

New 1-800 Radiator Warehouse in Mt. Clemens Will Serve Motor City

DETROIT, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2007 -- 1-800 Radiator recently announced the opening of an outlet in Warren, Michigan. The company is the largest independent distributor of auto parts and accessories. In addition to serving Warren, 1-800 Radiator's new outlet will serve Grosse Pointe, Sterling Heights and North Eastern Detroit. The franchise is owned and operated by Darren Vigneau.

1-800 Radiator delivers automotive radiators and cooling accessories to the auto shop managers and individual vehicle owners that order them. In the vicinities of their over 150 franchise locations this delivery takes place within just a couple of hours. As the company continues to expand 1-800 Radiator makes their signature same-day service available to new customers in new territories. Each 1-800 Radiator distribution hub is owned and operated locally. This ensures that 1-800 Radiator is able to expand without sacrificing their stellar customer service.

Darren Vigneau has lived and worked in the Detroit area for the greater part of his life. Initially Vigneau plans to focus on customer service and meeting the auto shop managers in the area. "At first," says Vigneau, "I want to get out and see as many customers as I can, just to let them know that we are out here, and that we can get the parts to them fast, very fast." These speedy delivery times and Vigneau's dedication to customer service will be a boon to local repair shops.

1-800 Radiator of Mt. Clemens opened for business on February 19, 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 and at competitive pricing. They offer these services through their online outlet and through over 100 locally owned franchises 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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