No Recession at 1-800-Radiator

June 16, 2009

BENICIA, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ — The latest automotive news cites the proverbial doom and gloom: gas prices are up, driving is down, dealerships are closing and new car sales are slumping. However, not all automotive news is bad news today.

At 1-800 Radiator, business is booming. The company has already recorded a number of million-dollar days as the summer driving season gets underway.

“We’re ramping up our inventory, beating our monthly projections and facing our biggest year yet,” says Joe Rippey, President of 1-800 Radiator. “The franchise model continues to show it is the dominant force in this market.”

“In a recessed economy, people tend to make good with what they have, whether that means cooking what’s in the pantry instead of eating out or knitting their own sweaters instead of heading to the mall. In the automotive world, consumers are buying new radiators as an alternative to springing for a new car,” adds Rippey.

1-800 Radiator says growth is coming from the strength of the franchise network and its owners. The locally owned and operated 1-800 Radiator shops have those extra touches that have catapulted them beyond their competition. But it’s not just the free bag of candy they hand out with each delivery (though some buyers specifically request the packages with the most tootsie rolls). 1-800 Radiator has the largest inventory in North America, same day delivery and a hands-on approach to customer service.

1-800-Radiator is North America’s established authority regarding automotive cooling and heating replacement parts. In its 268 nationwide locations, 1-800-Radiator receives nearly seven million phone calls from customers annually. Data from all phone calls are tabulated daily to gain the clearest picture on up-to-the-minute automotive market demand by region, in the U.S. and Canada.

About 1-800-Radiator

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, condensers, cooling fans and air conditioning parts delivered to their doorsteps 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.

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