September 14, 2006 15:56 ET

Growing Auto Parts Distributor, 1-800 Radiator, Expands Services to Southeastern Pennsylvania

Local Owner to Focus on Community and Service

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 14, 2006 -- This Monday 1-800 Radiator, in conjunction with local entrepreneur Andrew Fay, opened their third outlet in Pennsylvania. The new franchise is based in Broomall and will serve Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Americans replaced approximately six million radiators in 2005. 1-800 Radiator provides the auto repair shops and individual do-it-yourselfers that need these parts with new radiators delivered directly to the doors of their businesses and homes, often within only a couple of hours. The company maintains an inventory of over 83,000 radiators and is the nation's largest independent distributor of automotive cooling components. Since the start of their franchise program in 2004 1-800 Radiator has worked with businessmen like Andrew Fay to open over 75 locally managed outlets.

When asked what he hoped would put his business ahead of the competition, Andrew Fay replied quickly, "Great service -- we'll take good care of our customers and our product will take care of the rest." Fay has already begun visiting local auto shops, introducing himself and his business while meeting his customers. Each radiator he sells will come with a lifetime warranty, guaranteeing the quality of the part. Additionally, 1-800 Radiator's buying power ensures competitive pricing on these parts, promising low prices to customers in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

1-800 Radiator franchises combine the buying power and pricing of a nationwide company with the community-oriented service of a locally owned business. By encouraging and working with Andrew Fay and other businessmen 1-800 Radiator hopes to maintain this balance of good service and low pricing. Much of the company's recent success can be attributed to this unique combination.

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 contact 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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