Benicia, CA — Feb. 25, 2009 — /PRNewswire/ — 1-800-Radiator, the only franchise distributor of aftermarket cooling parts in North America, currently has eleven start-up franchise locations for sale in North America. The company currently has a total of 244 franchise locations with owner-operators servicing targeted geographical areas and providing customers with a high level of personalized service. Plans are to grow to no larger than a total of 255 sites.
United States opportunities are currently available in: Elizabeth NJ; Lafayette, LA; Macon, GA; Scranton, PA and Youngstown, OH.
Opportunities in Canada are available in: Halifax, NS; Kelowna/Kamloops, BC; Saskatoon/Regina, SK; Victoria, BC and Winnipeg, MB.
"The automotive aftermarket is an excellent opportunity in today's economy," says 1-800-Radiator CEO Mike Rippey. "With the slowdown in new car sales, more miles will be put on cars that people are holding onto which translates into a greater market for part repair and replacement. Radiators will be sold, because they are a necessary item, not a luxury."
1-800-Radiator sells radiators, condensers, fan assemblies, gas tanks, heating cores, and other new automotive parts. Franchisees do not need to have knowledge about cars or auto mechanics. Owners do not install radiators or other parts, but sell and deliver them to general automotive repair shops, body shops, new car dealers, salvage yards and individual do-it-yourselfers. The company has over 80,000 wholesale accounts including companies such as Kragen, AutoZone, Napa, Pep Boys and U-Haul.
1-800-Radiator is the largest independent parts distributor in the nation. The company continues to increase market share through added product lines and acquisitions. 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. To its franchisees, 1-800-Radiator provides state-of-the-art software technology, along with 24-7 support. For more information about the company or available franchises for sale, go to: http://www.1800radiator.com/.
CONTACT: Miriam Schaffer of Placemaking Group, +1-510-835-7900, ext. 207, firstname.lastname@example.org, for 1-800-Radiator; or Kelly Grace of 1-800-Radiator Franchise Sales, +1-707-580-5318, 1-866-780-9392, kellyG@1800radiator.com