It’s the oldest joke in the sales business: “Good, fast and inexpensive. Pick any two.” But, two out of three isn’t enough for school bus fleet managers and mechanics, especially when it comes to essential parts like radiators.
Clients of Auto-Jet Muffler Corp. have known for years that they can get all three—good, fast and inexpensive—when it comes to complete exhaust systems and accessories. And, now they’re finding Auto-Jet Muffler is the place to go for top-quality radiators at the best prices, too.
“We had a call from a long-time customer from Indiana. He was tired of paying high prices for four or five different-sized radiators that kept going out. He couldn’t afford to keep taking vehicles off-line. When he needs replacement parts, he needs them shipped the same day, at a price that doesn’t break the budget and he needs them to last a long time,” said Auto-Jet Muffler owner John Rapp. “He liked knowing that he gets all three when he calls us for exhaust system parts and the same is true for radiators.”
Auto-Jet Muffler, nestled in America’s heartland, has been crafting school bus exhaust systems with high-quality, U.S.-made steel since 1959. Its 65,000-square-foot tube-bending facility in Clive, Iowa has long produced exhaust systems to OE standards or better, ensuring mechanics receive true bolt-on replacements. That same attention to detail now carries over to Auto-Jet Muffler’s stock of top-quality radiators. But the company’s move into the radiator replacement market didn’t happen on a whim. And, it didn’t happen overnight.
“Our reputation for excellence has been earned by thousands of dedicated employees over six decades, beginning with the vision and commitment of our founder, Terry Aikin,” Rapp said. “We take that reputation seriously, because we know what takes years to build can be destroyed in a matter of minutes if people take their eye off the ball. That’s why we conducted a tremendous amount of research to be certain this move was best for our customers and the people they serve.”
Rapp and his team began researching the best approach to meet the exacting needs of his customers more than three years ago. The result was the decision to partner with a radiator manufacturer who took the same high standards to product development and quality that has exemplified Auto-Jet Muffler’s success over the years.
“They had the product line and quality; they just didn’t have the name recognition and reach that Auto-Jet does within the yellow bus industry. That’s what made the relationship work for both of us and our customers,” Rapp said. “We know they deliver the best OE-standard replacement radiators around. And, we could not be more excited about the opportunity to share the results of their hard work with fleet managers and mechanics across North America.”
With its large inventory of accessories, Auto-Jet Muffler has long been the one-stop shop for complete school bus exhaust replacement. And, now when you think of Auto-Jet Muffler, think of radiators, too.
We are constantly adding new systems, so if you don’t see what you need in the catalog then just email or give us a call at 800-247-5391. We have experts here that are willing to help solve your school bus exhaust problems.
We look forward to working with you.