March 02, 2007 16:27 ET

Local Family Opens 1-800 Radiator Franchise in New Jersey

Father and Son Team Launches New Jersey's Second 1-800 Radiator Outlet

FARMINGDALE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2007 -- Last week 1-800 Radiator opened their second New Jersey outlet. The warehouse is located in Farmingdale and will serve the majority of central New Jersey. This includes New Bruswick, Edison, Tom's River, Perth Amboy, and the surrounding cities. The central New Jersey warehouse is a genuine family business. It is owned and operated by Bill and Mike Lima, a father and son team.

1-800 Radiator provides auto shops and individual automobile owners with radiators delivered directly to the doors of their businesses and homes. With over 120 warehouses located in major U.S. cities this delivery never takes long, many customers can get these parts within a couple hours of placing their order. 1-800 Radiator maintains a national inventory of over 80,000 parts; each is original equipment quality and backed by their no-hassle lifetime warranty. Local owners like the Limas manage the franchise locations. These businessmen use their own knowledge of the community and unique way of doing business in their territories, maintaining a high standard of personalized service across the country.

Before becoming a 1-800 Radiator franchisee Bill Lima held positions as president and CEO for multiple manufacturing companies. His son, Mike, has extensive sales experience. Together the Limas are well prepared to manage 1-800 Radiator of Central New Jersey. Both Bill and Mike Lima have spent their lives in the area and have a comprehensive understanding of the territory. 1-800 Radiator's franchisee training program supplemented their knowledge by filling them in on the workings of the radiator industry and the company's inventory management software.

During their first weeks of business, the Limas plan to focus on quality and cost. They also plan on visiting local auto shops to introduce themselves and their business. When asked what would set 1-800 Radiator of Central New Jersey apart from the competition, Bill Lima replied, "We deliver a high quality product at a reasonable cost and on the same day that it is ordered; no one else is doing that." Customers in central New Jersey can now take advantage of this unique offer.

1-800 Radiator of Central New Jersey opened on Monday, February 19, 2007.

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 and at competitive pricing. They offer these services through their online outlet and through over 100 locally owned franchises 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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