1-800-Radiator & A/C
Description: 1-800-Radiator & A/C integrates big business technology and buying power with locally owned and operated businesses to provide a better solution for the automotive aftermarket parts industry. Opportunities: Single-unit, multi-unit, area development & master franchise opportunities available in: AK, AR, CO, CT, HI, ME, MS, NH, NJ, OH, OR, RI, SD, TN, WV. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Cash Required: $250,000. Training Provided: Yes. SBA-Approved: Yes.
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An Exceptional Business Opportunity
1-800-Radiator & A/C is one of the fastest growing franchises in North America. It's a simple concept: 1-800-Radiator & A/C delivers brand-new radiators, a/c condensers, compressors and other automotive parts within two to three hours to local customers (automotive repair shops, parts stores, etc) and next day to these same types of wholesale customers in rural areas. Customers love the service our local franchise owners provide. In addition to quick delivery, products come with a lifetime guarantee and are sold at very competitive prices. This extremely effective business model has enabled 1-800-Radiator & A/C to become the largest independent direct distributor of heating and cooling parts in North America.
The tight economy has created a huge opportunity for the repair and replacement industry as cars and trucks on the road grow older. In the United States, there were approximately six million radiator replacements last year. 1-800-Radiator is dominating this market. Our product line expansion, recent acquisitions and continued focus on systems and franchise support continue to make us the number one HVAC wholesale distributor in North America.
1-800-Radiator & A/C is also gearing up to capitalize on the slowdown of new car sales. There has never been a better time to be in the automotive parts and repair industry. A 1-800-Radiator & A/C franchise has approximately 1,000 automotive type businesses as its primary customers, including parts stores, gas stations, repair shops, body shops, new and used car dealers, junk yards and radiator repair shops.
Key benefits for our franchisees:
- No automotive experience required - complete training and follow-on support are provided.
- We will help you find a cost-effective and logistically sensible location.
- No heavy investment in an expensive building or build-out - a 1-800-Radiator & A/C warehouse is a simple, low-cost, 3,000 to 5,000 square foot space.
- State-of-the-art, highly effective marketing system - we will show you how to make the most of your marketing dollars.
- Existing customer base - we will send in our marketing team to call on the existing and potential customers in your territory and to introduce you as the new franchise owner.
- 11 million replacements per year in the United States - 1-800-Radiator & A/C makes it fast and easy to get brand new auto parts to your customers.
- Limited number of franchises available - To ensure that each franchise has its own protected territory, 1-800-Radiator & A/C limits the number of franchises in the market. We have less than 15 locations available at this time.
Each new franchisee has his or her own personal start-up coordinator who will work with them on all aspects of getting started. We stay close to our owners from the beginning: during training, start-up and forever after. 1-800-Radiator & A/C will never have thousands of franchise locations since each territory is protected. The company is dedicated to a long and happy relationship with its franchisees.
You don't have to know anything about auto parts or, for that matter, about cars. The ideal 1-800-Radiator & A/C franchisee is a person with an outgoing personality who is not afraid of hard work and who wants to succeed. We provide all the training and leadership necessary for your success.