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1-800 Radiator is a radiator and air conditioning supplier for vehicles. The company does not perform the installation or repairs of its equipment, instead selling these products to trained professionals who do this work. 1-800-Radiator has products from most of the leading manufacturers in the industry, making the company a popular choice for places that purchase radiator parts for their own respective customers. 1-800-Radiator’s most frequent customers are gas stations, parts store, auto repair shops, used car dealerships, radiator repair stores, and junk yards. 1-800-Radiator offers its customers a lifetime guarantee on its products. It is the top warranty available in the business and one the business’ customers rely on.

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Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required


1-800-Radiator emphasizes training and assistance to its franchisees. A three- week training program shows franchisees how to build and grow a business and maintain positive relationships with customers. An in-depth computer training course will also show the franchisee how to run his or her operation efficiently. Due to territory exclusivity deals worked out with current franchisees, 1-800-Radiator has very limited franchise opportunities currently.

1-800-Radiator Franchise Opportunities - History

In just 25 years, 1-800-Radiator transformed itself from a $3 million company with two stores to a $220 million company with over 200 franchises. In 2007, 1-800-Radiator added air conditioning units to its inventory, thus expanding the business even further.

1-800-Radiator Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / 1-800-Radiator

Franchise Income

To own a 1-800-Radiator location, a franchisee must have a net worth of half a million dollars, with at least $200,000 available in liquid capital. The total initial investment tends to be about $350,000. Owners are also expected to pay an 8% ongoing royalty fee, as well as an additional 2% fee to go toward national and local advertising efforts.

1-800-Radiator Business Opportunities: Other Information

The 1-800-Radiator business model allows for a minimal number of employees with less supervision required than most franchise structures. Due to the preexisting reputation of 1-800 Radiator, orders should roll in immediately from local automotive shops.

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