December 01, 2006 12:50 ET

1-800 Radiator Opens in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, AK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 1, 2006 -- Local family Donald and Jennifer Heck have opened 1-800 Radiator Alaska LLC, located in Anchorage at 6250 Tuttle Place, #1. 1-800 Radiator is a national franchise chain that has over 125 warehouses across the United States and sells radiators, condensers, fan assemblies, gas tanks, heating cores, and other new auto parts. 1-800 Radiator will provide same-day delivery to all of Anchorage, Eagle River, Wasilla, and Palmer areas. Radiators are backed with a lifetime warranty and labor warranty, which you will not find from any of its local competitors.

In the United States, there were approximately six million radiator replacements last year. 1-800 Radiator is dominating this market, making it fast and easy to get a brand new radiator in the box delivered to your door. 1-800 Radiator sells its radiators to automotive repair shops, body shops, and do-it-yourselfers -- it does not install the radiators or perform any repair work.

One of the advantages 1-800 Radiator has over its competition is the size and quality of its inventory. Because 1-800 Radiator sources from all the major manufacturers, it almost always has exactly the right part in stock. The 1-800 Radiator computer system has a proprietary "stocking mechanism" in its software which helps fine tune each and every market to have a unique inventory mix.

1-800 Radiator works with 13 major manufacturers, over 70% of whom are large public companies. Delphi and Visteon, the original equipment suppliers to GM and Ford, are the two largest suppliers, each with sales in excess of $10 billion. Behr and Nissens supply many of the European parts. Koyo, CSF and Samsung handle most of the Asian parts. Many parts are also sourced from Proliance (formally Modine), Valeo, Nitoma, and Spectra.

Warehouse doors will be open beginning December 4, 2006 and the grand-opening week is December 11, 2006. Companies that would like to set-up an account with them at a discounted rate may call them today at (907)562-0384.

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. To their franchisees, 1-800 Radiator provides unprecedented technological and practical support.

Contact Information

    6250 Tuttle Place, Unit 1
    Anchorage, AK 99507
    Orders: 1-800-RADIATOR
    Local: (907) 562-0384
    Fax: (907) 563-0385