January 16, 2008 16:21 ET

Local Businessman Opens 1-800 Radiator Franchise in White Oak

Auto Parts Distribution Outlet to Serve Much of Northeast Texas

WHITE OAK, TX--(Marketwire - January 16, 2008) - 1-800 Radiator's 21st Texas outlet will open for business on Monday, January 21st in White Oak under the ownership of Tim Tyl, a local businessman with a background in sales and service to the mining and construction industries. The parts distribution franchise will serve Northeast Texas, including Longview, Tyler, Texarkana, Marshall, Mt. Pleasant, Paris and Nacogdoches.

1-800 Radiator made their mark on the auto parts industry by delivering brand new radiators and other automotive cooling components to auto shops and do-it-yourselfers. They set themselves apart from similar services by delivering many of these radiators within several hours and guaranteeing each part for life. This innovative business model has enabled them to become the nation's largest independent direct distributor of cooling accessories. 1-800 Radiator has grown from a three million dollar company to a company with over $64 million in revenue.

Tim Tyl plans to apply his background in sales and customer service to his 1-800 Radiator franchise. Mr. Tyl says, "What I did in my past career, basically came down to providing good service and fast delivery. These are the same things that I am going to be focusing on with 1-800 Radiator." 1-800 Radiator provides each of their franchisees with comprehensive training on the "ins and outs" of the radiator industry, access to the largest cooling component inventory in the nation, and strong corporate support.

Franchisees like Tim Tyl bring a deep commitment to customer service. Mr. Tyl said, "In my previous career my territory covered five states. Now I will be able to focus my energy on a much smaller territory. I will be able to spend more time with my customers and get to know them on a more personal basis." At 1-800 Radiator of Northeast Texas, auto shops and individual car owners will find a local parts supplier with the inventory and prices of a nationwide company and the great customer service that you can only get from a locally owned business.

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

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