November 16, 2006 16:27 ET

Local Entrepreneurs Open California's Twenty-Ninth 1-800 Radiator Franchise

Bakersfield Outlet Is One of Three 1-800 Radiator Warehouses Opened Across the Country Last Week

BAKERSFIELD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 16, 2006 -- Last Monday auto parts distributor 1-800 Radiator officially opened their twenty-ninth California outlet for business. Local owners Tanya and Ken Gacs manage the warehouse, located in Bakersfield. By teaming up with entrepreneurs like the Gacs 1-800 Radiator continues to expand into new states and territories.

1-800 Radiator made their mark on the auto parts industry by delivering brand new radiators to the auto shops and do-it-yourselfers that replace them. 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, and 1-800 Radiator has grown from a three million dollar company to a company with over $64 million in revenue. Each 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. Franchise businesses currently generate nearly fifty percent of retail sales in the United States. 1-800 Radiator has an increasingly large stake in this burgeoning industry.

Tanya and Ken are thrilled to manage the 1-800 Radiator outlet in Bakersfield and are currently visiting the auto shops and repair centers that make up their wholesale client base. They hope to introduce themselves to these customers and familiarize them with the services they offer. Through their 1-800 Radiator franchise Tanya and Ken are offering shop owners and do-it-yourselfers in Bakersfield access to 1-800 Radiator's low prices, warranty and buying power from a business that is locally owned and service oriented.

Tanya and Ken Gacs' 1-800 Radiator outlet opened last Monday, November 6, 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

  • For further information contact:
    Emily Doppe
    (707) 747-7400 ext. 5216
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