America’s foremost DIRECT distributor of specialty tools and equipment for auto body repair has been serving the professional body man for over 30 years. An experienced professional body man, Mike Doughty, founded Auto Body Toolmart’s parent, Champ Frame Equipment, in 1981. Uni-body construction had come to dominate automobile manufacturing in America. As a professional body man, Mike understood the need for a well designed, value priced uni-body straightening system.
Champ was the first company in America to offer a complete post-based system for uni-body repair. Other companies were importing their (expensive) technology from Europe or building cheap imitations of high-end frame straightening machines. But Champ designed, patented, and manufactured innovative and complete floor pulling systems. The result was a line of frame straightening systems that offered the body shop technician the low cost and speed of a pulling post with the precision of a three dimensional system wrapped in a package that any body shop can afford.
Building on this success, Champ launched The Auto Body Toolmart Catalog in 1992. Initially the catalog was mailed only to body shops. As we grew our product offering expanded to include general mechanical repair tools and tools for restorers. Today we mail millions of catalogs across America. The Auto Body Toolmart catalog offers auto body technicians and automotive mechanics virtually every type of tool needed to repair and maintain vehicles.
Unlike most of the companies selling tools today, Auto Body Toolmart is a full stocking distributor. We actually inventory the vast majority of the products that we offer. Exceptions, such as paint booths, are clearly marked. This allows us to offer you the best prices and ship faster than any of the non-stocking merchants/jobbers.
Auto Body Toolmart quickly became one of America’s foremost suppliers of specialty tools and equipment to Body shops all across North America.
Today we count over 100,000 satisfied customers!
Why have so many body shops selected Auto Body Toolmart to be their source for the tools they need to repair and restore America’s cars?