About Zimmerman Auto Body Supplies, Inc.

Specializing in supplying automotive body and truck shops, manufacturing, and woodworking, with tools, spray equipment, sandpaper, personal protection and safety materials, paint supplies, industrial solvents, spray booth filters, custom cut pressure potlines, and many other products. We also carry a broad assortment of detailing and custom paint products. In our stores, you’ll find everything you need to do your job from a simple repair to a custom-built or restoration project.

If you have any questions – just give us a call. We will be happy to help.


About Us

Zimmerman Auto Body Supplies (ZABS) was created as an offshoot business of Glenwood Auto Restoration. As a painter and body shop owner, Ed Zimmerman decided to branch out into selling paint and supplies to the collision industry in 1979. With the technical knowledge gained from 15 years in the industry, Ed was able to quickly grow the business with his hands-on knowledge. Because of the huge growth in paint sales, the need for warehouse space increased for ZABS and Glenwood Auto Restoration was phased out.

As the CARS account base increased and Ed expanded into market segments other than automotive repair, a second location was needed to service the Harrisburg market. So in 1995, Capital Automotive Refinishing Supplies (CARS) was incorporated. More locations spun off this new venture with stores started in York in 2000 and most recently in the Lewistown area in 2006. Zimmerman Auto Body Supplies and Capital Automotive Refinishing Supplies have continued to partner with the shops to keep them on the cutting edge of the industry. Strategic alliances were formed with our suppliers to bring you the best in products, cost of goods, training, information, and services.

In 40 years we have grown to 4 locations and over 70 employees, but we haven’t forgotten our humble roots. We are still a family-owned business that believes in maintaining a personal touch with our customers to build lasting relationships and loyalty.

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Our goal is to provide excellence through our exceptional service and products, at competitive prices. We strive to become a resource to our customers that will help them grow their business.

Why Choose Us:

  • The best delivery system in the industry
  • A huge selection and stock of inventory
  • Competitive pricing and product options
  • Serving you since 1979
  • Over 70 trained professionals serving you
  • Four locations
  • Family owned and operated


Our combined years of experience includes:

  • 20 years of Custom Painting
  • 21 years employed with major Paint manufacturers
  • Over 100 years working in Body Shops
  • Over 300 years in the Collision Industry
  • Serving you for over 40 years!


Any item purchased is guaranteed to be free from material defects and perform as advertised. If the product is not free from material defects and does not perform as advertised, the product will be replaced or refunded at our discretion.