August 15, 2007 13:16 ET

1-800 Radiator Opens Outlet in Corpus Christi

Tony and Melanie Soto Launch 1-800 Radiator's Sixteenth Location in the State of Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX--(Marketwire - August 15, 2007) - 1-800 Radiator recently opened their sixteenth distribution hub in Texas. The fast growing part distributor's new outlet will serve Corpus Christi and the surrounding locations. Tony Soto, a local businessman with a history in automotive management and sales, owns the outlet and operates it with his wife, Melanie Soto. The outlet is one of over 150 1-800 Radiator locations across the nation. With its opening, the Sotos bring 1-800 Radiator's signature same-day delivery and lifetime warranty to customers in the Evansville area.

Auto shops and do-it-yourselfers replace over six million radiators each year. 1-800 Radiator delivers brand new radiators to these customers within a couple of hours, and at competitive pricing. By offering these simple services 1-800 Radiator has come to dominate the market on automotive cooling accessories. Since they began franchising, the company has more than tripled their warehouses and brought these services to dozens of previously untouched territories. Each location is managed and owned by members of the community it serves. In Corpus Christi, these owners are Tony and Melanie Soto.

Tony and Melanie Soto intend to implement 1-800 Radiator's business model in Corpus Christi, tailoring it specifically to the needs of the customers in the community. The Sotos and other dedicated franchise owners focus on maintaining an elevated standard of service; this, along with 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.

In order to make sure he is really meeting the needs of his customers, Tony Soto plans to personally visit auto shops and repair centers in the area to introduce himself, and get to know the owners personally. For the individual do-it-yourselfers who make up rest of his business, he will work to provide consistently excellent service marked by high quality and low prices, backed with a lifetime warranty. In 1-800 Radiator of Corpus Christi, The Soto's commitment to customer service combines with 1-800 Radiator's buying power and technical support to create the best possible buying experience for auto shop owners and do-it-yourselfers alike.

Tony and Melanie Soto's 1-800 Radiator outlet opened for business, Monday, July 30, 2007. The warehouse can be reached directly at (361) 882-5800

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
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