Remember those cars from the ‘70s and ‘80s with those ugly leather front end bras? They were designed to protect the paint job on cars from chips and scratches due to road debris, and keep the car’s paint looking great. The only problem was in the process of keeping the paint looking great the car looked terrible thanks to this ugly black leather vehicle bra.
Ziebart now offers a new solution to this age old problem - Ziebart Paint Protection Film. Paint protection film is a protective film that is applied to your vehicle's most vulnerable painted areas to prevent debris from physically damaging your paint. Or another way to put it is it’s like the screen protector for your smart phone, only for your car. Nearly invisible to the eye, Ziebart paint protection film provides tough, clear paint protection.
For decades, automotive manufacturers have been making paints thinner to reduce costs and environmental concerns have led to less durable water based paints. These paints are easily chipped and scratched right down to the metal surface even under normal driving conditions. Without protection, these chipped areas not only look terrible, but open the door to possible surface rust. The result - your vehicle looks terrible and the resale value plummets.
Germs are everywhere, in our homes, offices, and even in our vehicles. The damage they cause can sometimes lead to more than just a sniffle and a few days missed at work. Bacteria like H1N1 (Swine Flu), Staph, E.Coli, Shigellosis, and Salmonella can lead to serious health problems. One area that can become a Petri dish of bacteria is your automobile. Let’s face it our vehicles are enclosed, confined spaces that are rarely cleaned. Our houses and offices are routinely cleaned and disinfected, but our vehicles can go years without a proper cleaning let alone a disinfection.
Ziebart Germ Defender powered by BioShield 75 is a long-lasting surface protectant used in conjunction with interior detailing to protect hard surfaces and fabrics from the spread of germs, odor causing bacteria, and mildew within a vehicle's interior.
Check out what one of our satisfied fans said about our new Ziebart Paint Protection Film and our exclusive Diamond Gloss® Paint Protection. The following was taken from a post by forum member SSRS55 on the Camero5 forum. Click here to view the entire post or join the discussion.
“This morning I woke up and it was actually dry, in the forties and the sun was shining. So immediately I thought what a good day it would be to take advantage of using my $1,000 gift certificate at Ziebart. I immediately called them and asked them if that could happen and by my surprise they said sure (figuring you needed to make an app.), so I washed up quick and headed up. Upon arrival I spoke to the manger Amber who was excellent, we started to discuss what parts would be covered in my protective film (Front fascia, fenders, rockers, pillars, roof, splash guards and mirrors)... and then she explained other services to me, one being the Diamond Gloss paint protection and how it's a paint protectant that will allow me to never have to wax my car again and it lasts 10 years WITHOUT reapplying, it protects against Bugs, Sap, Acid Rain, and other harmful airbornes that may land on your car and best part is it's guaranteed as well, WOW I was immediately interested and then once she told me how much it cost and what she would give it to me for, since I was already buying the film I immediately wanted it. Next she began to tell me about a interior service/coating that they apply it's an adhesive that binds to the whole interior to protect it against pre mature wear in the leather, stains, fading, etc..again for the price that she gave me I was sold. Now I promised I wouldn't disclose the amounts that I paid because of the great deals that I got but let’s just say my package retailed for over 3K and I didn't even come NEAR that!!
Now what happen next.... my wife shortly arrived to pick me up and me skeptical of leaving my baby behind but didn't want to wait there for 7 hours decided to leave and accompany my wife and kids to the mall (one of the biggest malls in the U.S.)...well to make a long story short we had a great day there...fast forward to about 4:30 and I get the call that I was awaiting all day, They called and said it was done and it came beautiful, I was pumped and we left the mall immediately and headed over. When I got there I sent the wife and kids on their way and told them I would meet up with them shortly at home, gave them a kiss and headed inside, upon going inside I see my car backing out of one of the bays. It was the shop foreman pulling it out, I went outside quickly to inspect, when I was walking up to it, it looked gorgeous, vibrant and super shinny I was very pleased. Once I got closer I started to inspect every inch of it and noticed the film was perfect, almost everywhere but the front fascia, there was air bubbles in some of it and a couple little areas where dirt got trapped. I was immediately starting to get mad and then the foreman replied no worries will take care of it. Hear it s 5 o'clock and Ziebart is closed and I am not coming back up here, it's an hour away...long story short the manager Amber and Foreman stayed and finished the job. He got every section perfect and believe me it was perfect and I was treated very, very good. They were very apologetic and said that they couldn't believe it was let go that way. I was understanding but it was a little ridiculous that I didn't end up leaving till 7:30, 2 and half hours sucked but it was perfect and I was happy. Reason being I know this is very tedious stuff and frustrating so unfortunately those two ingredients equal human error. But no biggy it was fixed and it was to my liking and they were great and fun to hang out with. Also before I left the manager gave me $100 dollar gas card for my inconvenience on top of my excellent deal I got already..So that was Awesome obviously.
Ziebart offers superior proprietary products and services to enhance and protect the appearance of vehicles and offers a diverse business model in growing industries. Specializing in professional automotive detailing, window and paint protection films, fabric and rust protection, sprayed-on bed liners, glass repair, scratch repair and accessories, Ziebart is recognized as the No. 1 franchise in the automotive appearance services category by Entrepreneur magazine, and is also ranked as one of America’s Top Global Franchises.
Ziebart International Corporation is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, representing a global franchise network of vehicle appearance and protection services for over 53 years. The company was founded on rustproofing in 1959 and currently operates 400 locations in 30 countries with over 800 processing centers worldwide. Ziebart is the world’s leading name in automotive services that protect, preserve and enhance the appearance of cars and trucks.For franchising information, visit Ziebart International or call toll free 1-800-877-1312.
Ziebart International Corporation announced the 2011 New North American Dealer of the Year at their North American Dealer Seminar in Chicago, IL. This prestigious recognition by the corporation was awarded to the new franchise dealer that exhibited the best overall execution of the Ziebart business format. The award went to Ziebart of Lansing owned and operated by Robert Golub of Lansing.
The award was presented by President and CEO, Thomas E. Wolfe in recognition of outstanding customer satisfaction, product diversification, sales performance, overall store décor, and marketing and advertising contributions that successfully promote the brand.
Golub joined the Ziebart franchise system as an owner in August 2010 and has since grown his store sales year-over-year by over 10%. He consistently contributes his success to his hardworking, loyal team at the store.
Pictured L to R:
Senior Vice President Ziebart Int. Corp, Michael A. Pino
Owner Ziebart of Lansing, Robert Golub
President and CEO Ziebart Int. Corp, Thomas E. Wolfe
In response to perceived instability in the economy, cautious consumers are – whether by choice or by necessity – keeping their cars and trucks longer than in previous years. Gen Xers are now discovering what baby boomers knew in the ‘60s and ‘70s; rust happens. As a result, interest in vehicle rust protection has risen sharply in the last few years. In fact, reports show that rust protection sales have increased by about 30% since 2008.
While it is true that the galvanized steel used to make today’s vehicles is less susceptible to rust, consumers need to remember that it is not without weaknesses. Since the late ‘80s cars have been designed with “uni-body” construction. So instead of the separate body parts being bolted onto a frame, today the body is welded together making it much stronger and safer. The potential problem lies in the thousands of welds it takes to hold it all together. The extreme heat of that welding weakens the galvanization, leaving those areas vulnerable. After a few years of exposure to water, road abrasion, mud, road salt and salt air in the environment, those critical seams can begin to corrode. Vehicle owners are increasingly aware of this issue and are investing in expertly applied rust protection to help them keep their vehicles on the road.
The technical department at Ziebart International Corporation exhaustively breaks down and evaluates each new make and model vehicle every year. They find and photograph vulnerable and sometimes hidden areas to provide Ziebart technicians with exact, written specifications for accessing and protecting them.
OEM corrosion warranties are certainly more complete and longer-lived than those of the past. Some go as far as to warrant against rust-through for five, or more years. Be reminded that the truth lies in the “What Is Not Covered” section of the small print. Many manufacturers explicitly state that the warranty does not cover damage caused by road salt or salt air in the environment. Since these are the main catalysts leading to vehicle rust, educated car buyers are turning to aftermarket rust proofers with much more comprehensive warranties to protect their investment.