About Us

The team at Love My Car NZ are passionate about two things, cars and taking good care of cars.

Love My Car NZ is for the individuals that love anything to do with cars and their counterparts, one who can talk for hours about cars and not get tired of it. These people do not hate on others for their vehicle choice and modifications but simply encourage creativity and learning.

These people are in a somewhat small but lively community worldwide which engages in car meets, TV shows, blogs, forums, games, magazines, etc. Some enjoy just talking about their rides and others like to get their hands greasy.

There are those who put time and money into a project car that brings pride to themselves and beautiful sight and sound for others.

Some car lovers will form their own cliques such as drifters or those at the drag strip.

There are young teenagers who have fewer resources but can manage to build up a nice ride and learn from the best.

Some car lovers prefer American muscle over imports and vice-versa.

Some of us bump our music cruisin' down the road. We can look at any car and say anything about it: where it's from, it's the drivetrain, it's value.

For some, it is all about that great rear-wheel drive.

Sometimes we just want to get in our car and drive a hundred or so miles to think over things and enjoy the car for what it does, what it's capable of in your hands as a driver. Love My Car NZ will always be where the cars are, sharing our love of the automobile for what a car is, art.

Love My Car is a division of Smits Group, who for over 40 years, has been dedicated to the New Zealand automotive refinish, aftermarket and hardware sectors. We source our products from a number of leading international brands, who arm us with a wealth of knowledge and tools to provide you, our fellow car lovers with expert advice and products.

Contact us:

PO Box 58011, Botany, Manukau 2163

65 Greenmount Drive, East Tamaki, Manukau 2013

Freephone 0800 227 422

Email: customerservice@smitsgroup.co.nz


For over 40 years Smits Group has been dedicated to the New Zealand automotive refinish, aftermarket and hardware industries.

Founded in 1979 by Lyndsay Smits, Smits Group Ltd is a 100% NZ owned and operated group of companies and divisions managing leading international brands and providing solutions and distribution services in Automotive, Fleet, Industrial, Marine and Retail markets.



Our customers can be assured that our products are sourced with vigilance for their quality and high performance. Leading brands from the world over make up a product mix which solves the daily needs of the professional tradesman and DIY users.


We look after our customers in every aspect to ensure that the relationship continues to be mutually beneficial. We do so by consistently providing products that meet or exceed their expectations, offering competitive pricing and providing ongoing marketing and technical support and training.


Smits Group is dedicated to bringing you quality products from reputable brands.

Smits Group Ltd


GPI Automotive (NZ) Ltd
Importer and wholesaler of automotive refinish consumables, consumer products and light equipment, distributing to resellers and retail chains throughout New Zealand. GPI is the exclusive New Zealand importer of Meguiar’s, House of Kolor, Anest Iwata, Gerson, Roberlo, Automask Septone, Chic, Little Tree and many more.

LJ Smits Ltd
The founding company and New Zealand’s largest distributor of automotive panel & paint supplies. LJ Smits Ltd is the sole importer of Spies Hecker Automotive Paint in New Zealand, distributed throughout New Zealand and supported by dedicated distribution.

Smits Group Pty Ltd (Australia)
In January 2011 Smits Group Pty was formed, the same time when Rislone was officially launched in Australia, providing solutions with America's Best Selling Engine Treatment to common problems Australians have with their engines.

Industrial Paint Solutions Ltd
Importer and distributor of Chemspec industrial, fleet and automotive paint products distributed throughout New Zealand and supported by dedicated distribution.

Auto Refinish Training Centre
A world-class training centre that is one of the best facilities of its kind. Designed and purpose-built to support the companies and products represented by the Smits Group.

Spraystore Ltd
Smits Group is excited to announce that as of 1st of April 2012, Spraystore Christchurch Ltd became a part of the Smits Group tree of companies.
Spraystore Ltd has rapidly grown to become one of the major suppliers to the automotive refinish trade throughout the majority of the south island. Providing technical support for our customers we have our full-time technical support person in the field problem solving, training as well as product demonstrations.

Coating Supplies
Smits Group has announced the purchase of Coating Supplies, Invercargill. Andy Gough continues as General Manager operating out of the existing premises with existing staff. Additional stock and resources will be added to the company allowing it to become the TradeSaver delivery point for customers in the lower South Island.

The Smits Group companies above are facilitated at the Smits Group Head Office in Auckland, New Zealand.

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