Welcome to CarSmart!

CarSmart! has been helping customers accessorize, detail and protect their vehicles by providing excellence in the application and installation of best of class products and accessories since the early 1990's. The expertise within CarSmart! dates back more than 40 years with owners, managers and technicians who came from industry leaders.

In 1964, John Nemec opened the first Ziebart Rust Proofing franchise in Illinois. In 1991, CarSmart! was created by and ex-Ziebart franchisee. Tom Nemec, who is a 30+ year veteran in the Detailing and Rust Prevention business, as well as an award winning show car builder, acquired the CarSmart! brand in 2002. No one in Illinois has been Rust Proofing and Undercoating vehicles longer than the Nemec family."

Each CarSmart! location is independently owned and operated. You may notice that, although the core services of accessories, detailing and protection are offered at each CarSmart! location, additional services in the areas of auto body repair, paintless dent removal, audio and video, glass repair, and others do vary. You should contact your local CarSmart! so that you can familiarize yourself with their specific product and service offering.

Message from our President

"Our goal at CarSmart! is to meet all of your automotive detailing, accessory and protection needs and wants for your vehicle or vehicles." You can often find all facets of mechanical repair or auto body repair is a single location, however, it is not as easy to have your vehicle aesthetically maintained and enhanced in a single location, at least until now. "My family has spent almost 50 years in this industry developing expertise in many areas, especially in the areas of rust, paint and interior protection. I look forward to continually expanding our product and service offering so that we can better serve our customers routinely, just as our customers routinely maintain the mechanical condition of their vehicles."