Our Story

Dave Shefler started Automotive Appearance Pros in 1990 by purchasing a Yipes Stripes franchise that specialized in painting stripes on cars for dealerships in Columbus, OH. He soon grew the small business to include graphics, automotive accesories and installation. With dedicated hard work, outstanding quality, and excellent customer service, Automotive Appearance Pros soon became the preferred partner of local dealerships.

Soon, dealers requested additional products delivered with the same high quality as other Automotive Appearance Pros’ services. Shefler slowly featured more products like rear spoilers, signs and vehicle lettering, gold plating accessories, wood overlay dashes, ground effects, underbody lighting, and truck accessories.

Automotive Appearance Pros is always expanding its services and is excited to represent Ackton Obstacle Detection Systems. In addition, they continue to bring their customers and dealerships excellent products and services with The Clear Bra Paint Protection Film, Xzilon™ Paint Protection Sealant, and custom auto, commercial and residential window tinting installation.

Automotive Appearance Pros guarantees complete customer satisfaction by providing high-quality products at reasonable prices and the best customer service possible. To further offer our top-notch services, we have recently expanded with a second location in Lewis Center. Our newest shop provides window tint and paint protection film services. Drop by from Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.


Since 1990, our team has always aimed to maintain excellence in every work or project we undertake. This diligence has allowed us to be recognized in the following:

  • Since 2017 Elite Dealer Formula One LLumar
  • Since 2014 Preferred Diamond Dealer Directed Electronics
  • Since 2010 Diamond Dealer Weathertech
  • 2019 Best of Columbus Tint and Paint Protection Film

Our Testimonials

When you entrust your needs to Automotive Appearance Pros in Worthington, OH, you can expect maximum customer satisfaction with every job. Here are some testimonials from our clients on their experience with our team:

“They did an awesome job tinting my 2018 WRX! Super nice people and they have Jax wax to keep my car looking good. 5 Star”
– Jared M.

“I've been a customer of AAP for nearly 10 years, and over the course of 4 cars, I have had 2 stereos, 4 remote starters, and 1 tint job done by them.

The second remote starter I had installed is what made me a lifelong customer of AAP.
It had some issues, and I had to bring it back in a few times. I'm sure it was challenging for them, but they MADE IT RIGHT.

This would have been a nightmare at any other place I can think of, but because of who AAP is, they made it as painless as possible for me.

Great service, great prices, great people.”
– Geoff

“Have had three vehicles tinted here. Great results and service. Highly recommend and wouldn't go anywhere else.”
– Matt M.

“This is the best place in Columbus 4 window tint. They have a great Lounge, free Wi-Fi , coffee, etc and really take care of you and your vehicle!!”
– Chris M.

“I’ve had window tint done at a lot of places around the city, Automotive Appearance Pros are THE BEST!!!! I’ll be back for more!!!!!”
– David C.

“My third time getting window tints at AAP and as always a great job. Always friendly and professional. Getting a paint protection film soon and this is the only place I trust to do the job right.”
– Doug Z.

“Clean environment. Very professional with lots of additional accessories for your vehicle. Had side windows and windshield strip done. Excellent work. Looking to add additional accessories soon. Wish I would of found Automotive Appearance Pros sooner.”
– Mark R.

“Excellent staff, great experience!!
Now that I know they exist, they will be my “GO TO” team to keep my Corvette’s appearance in tip top shape!!”
– Gary E.