Established auto body repair shop finds a new home in Maple Park

  • Photo of the outdoor design to be completed on the Cliff's Auto Body & RV building. Coming soon!

    Photo of the outdoor design to be completed on the Cliff's Auto Body & RV building. Coming soon! Courtesy of Zach Zylinski

Updated 3/6/2019 9:44 PM

Cliff's Auto Body & RV opens the doors to their new 6,000 square-foot auto body repair shop after 54 years in West Chicago.

Now located next to the Sycamore Speedway in the old location of Bob-Jo's Cycle at 50W112 Old State Road, Cliff's Auto Body & RV is eager to serve the new community.


Cliff's specializes in collision repair, RV services and award-winning restorations. They also do early model metric motorcycles, Harley Davidson and current metric motorcycles. Cliff's is able to do 100 percent restoration, body work, mechanical jobs.

Owner Zach Zylinski, an Elburn native, bought the shop from his father Jerry Zylinski in 2014.

Jerry purchased Cliff's in 1987 from the original owner who started in 1964. Zach started the move from their West Chicago shop in Mid-November.

After 54 years in business, Zach said the move seemed like the right direction to help his business continue to grow.

"Our main reason for moving was growth due to the economic upturn in the last 3 years, the extra room in the shop will really help us reach our full potential. There is a lot of capabilities we have but the old shop was holding us back a little." Zach says. "The main focus with the new shop is that we specialize in is collision repair, RV service, roof repair and award-winning restorations."

With more than 60 years of experience combined, the team at Cliff's services more than 250 vehicles a year. A particular project the team reflects on was a full restoration of a RX-7, which was displayed at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.

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Zach is excited to be in the new location and mentions "The difference with us is we really treat our customers like family. We want the community to feel welcome here, hopefully we can even sponsor some T-ball teams come springtime."

Cliffs Auto Body & RV can be found at


Cliff's Auto Body & RV was founded in 1964, in Batavia Illinois. In 1987, Jerry Zylinski purchased the shop, where he would eventually sell to his son Zach Zylinski. The shop moved to its newest location in Maple Park, Illinois in November 2018. Cliff's Auto Body & RV specializes in collision repair, RV fiberglass and roof repair and award-winning restorations. Cliff's is looking forward to making a home at their new location. Visit or call (630) 231-0590.


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