The Latest From Ziebart

  • Valentine’s Day Gifts for Car Lovers

    by Z Team | Feb 11, 2014

    Giving the perfect Valentine’s Day gift can be a difficult task. If your Valentine is a car lover (or maybe your Valentine is your car, we’re not judging), your hunt for the perfect gift just got a little bit easier. We compiled a list of Ziebart gift ideas that will thrill that special someone in your life!

    No one likes driving in a freezing cold car. Let your Valentine know you’re looking out for them and keep them warm from a distance with a professionally installed remote starter.

    Does your Valentine drive the little ones around? Germ Defender® is a great way to keep them healthy and protected from dangerous illnesses.

    Maybe hauling the tikes to hockey practice or taking Fido to the groomer has left their car’s interior “less than desirable.” Help them fall in love with their ride all over again with our interior detailing package.

    Looking for something a little spicier? Borrow your loved one’s car for a few hours and spice it up with our professional window tinting service, paint protection film, or exterior detailing services; it will look like a new car again!

    We haven’t forgotten about the truck lovers out there. We carry a variety of automotive accessories, including trailer hitches, step bars and more.  You could even spoil the surprise and propose a spray on bed liner as a heartfelt way to keep their truck bed protected (and looking great)!

    When all else fails, one simple and effective gift for car lovers is a Ziebart gift certificate. Since it can be applied to any Ziebart product or service, a Ziebart gift certificate is a perfect fit for your Valentine.

    Valentine’s Day is all about falling in love. These Ziebart gifts for car lovers are sure to reignite your Valentine’s passion for their vehicle and will let them know you’re thinking about them.

  • 10 Items to Get Your Car Prepared for Winter

    by Z Team | Feb 10, 2014

    The extreme cold weather that has hit much of the United States recently has caught plenty of businesses and people off-guard. Without preparation, many drivers found themselves stranded at home or on the road. Although you cannot prepare for every severe weather storm, we believe you can get your truck or car prepared for winter with several items set aside in your trunk.

    Every well prepared car should have an ice scraper, gloves and spare windshield wiper fluid somewhere in it. Each of these items will help ensure your view is clear after a sudden.

    While everyone’s parents likely told them there’s something to be said about having cat litter in your trunk due to the traction it provides, sand can be used just as well. If the storm was bad, you may not get out of a winter predicament no matter how many bags you have in there. This makes road flares, a flashlight and a small snow shovel invaluable. These items will help other drivers see you while you try to dig out, while also keeping you prepared if you find yourself stuck at night.

    Just in case you are left waiting for a tow truck or friend to help you out, consider getting your car prepared for winter by throwing some granola bars or other small foods that will stay good for several months (i.e. peanuts, pretzels, etc.).  While you’re waiting, you will likely enjoy a blanket and an extra pair of boots and gloves in case you need to conserve gas over time. Without knowing how long you’ll be waiting, a plugin car charger or portable external battery charger for your cell phone can keep you in touch until help arrives.

    Nobody wants to think about getting stranded on the road during the winter, but a small amount of preparation can make all the difference in turning around an unfortunate situation. Take just a few minutes this weekend to get your car prepared for winter and you can drive with a little more peace of mind.
  • Combat Winter Germs with Germ Defender

    by Z Team | Jan 31, 2014

    There are a variety of things that cold weather brings to the roads of the U.S.: ice, salt, road delays and more. While our rust protection services can help protect you from salt corrosion, and Z-Shield paint protection film will avoid scratches, what about the interior of your car?

    In light of the “Polar Vortex”, it is only a matter of time before the telltale sniffles in your home or office indicate that Cold Season is upon us. Though there are a number of products on the market aimed at keeping your vitamin levels up or your hands bacteria-free, there are still places for germs to exist. One of those places is your vehicle. Enter Germ Defender®.

    A cleaner commute.
    Aimed at keeping your vehicle a safe haven for you and your family, Germ Defender® is an effective, non-toxic, long-lasting protection for your interior. Germ Defender® serves as a microscopic ‘bed of nails,’ puncturing the cell walls of microbes, stopping germs in their tracks and saving your immune system. With a treatment of Germ Defender®, your car or truck will be protected against

    • MRSA
    • Staph
    • Type A Influenza (Swine Flu)
    • E. coli
    • Salmonella
    • Ringworm
    • Mold
    • Mildew
    • H1N1
    • Shigellosis 
    • And more!

    Invisible protection
    Odorless and colorless, Germ Defender® works silently on your vehicle’s interior. Most importantly, Germ Defender® is non-toxic and has received EPA approval to last a minimum of 90 days, no matter how much it’s rubbed or wiped. In fact, Germ Defender’s® effectiveness is maximized through normal cleaning.  No matter how much you use your car this holiday season, you and your passengers will be protected.

    Protection through the winter
    While effective in all seasons, Germ Defender® is a great way to help fight against a variety of colds you will come into contact with this winter. Safe for kids and pets immediately after application, there is no delay keeping you from visiting your local Ziebart franchise to discuss your auto detailing and Germ Defender® options today.

  • What to Expect from Ziebart at NADA

    by Z Team | Jan 22, 2014

    We are thrilled to be attending the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) annual convention in New Orleans this year! The NADA Convention and Expo, running January 24-27, is attended by industry experts and dealership owners from across the country, all looking to discuss the latest in automotive.



    For us, a presence for Ziebart at NADA means our company can meet with dealers from across the country and discuss potential partnership opportunities. One of the most effective ways our customers get Ziebart products on their new car or truck is through one of our U.S. franchises working with the dealership to provide seamless service. NADA provides an opportunity to find new ways to engage with dealerships, allowing customers to have their vehicle serviced with our paint protection products, undercoating or a variety of other services. This partnership ensures that their customers’ vehicles continue to look show room new. Dealerships also benefit from such partnerships as they open an additional revenue stream and diversify their offerings to their customers, two very important business components in today’s market.

    Our company’s booth at NADA provides a great opportunity for dealers, as well as general automotive enthusiasts, to speak with us about all of the great products and services we offer. We have designed our booth to be an easy source of information and discussion so come by, visit our Infused Hydration Station and find out more about what Ziebart is doing in 2014! Click here for a map of NADA – we are booth 4480 (in the upper right hand corner).

    If you will be attending NADA, let us know and we will set aside some time to talk with you about the opportunities Ziebart has to offer dealers nationwide. In the meantime, check out our website for more information about Ziebart at NADA.

    Read our latest NADA Press Release!

  • The North American International Auto Show & Ziebart

    by Z Team | Jan 21, 2014

    The 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is creating quite a buzz in Detroit. While the NAIAS highlights are coming through the newswire, there are still new items to dive into each day. A staple event for auto enthusiasts fortunate enough to visit, NAIAS represents an unveiling of new thoughts and ideas about the future in cars and trucks and is a unique celebration of creativity that reflects how great vehicles have become (and will be).

    Some of the 2014 NAIAS highlights include:

    Grand Introductions
    NAIAS is more than just showing off future cars – it’s also about debuts. The 2014 auto show featured 50 vehicle introductions, bringing a significant amount of focus to the Motor City. Drawing thousands of journalists, this attention is great for the auto industry in the U.S., as well as allowing additional focus on unique innovations to be noticed from American manufacturers (like the Ford F150’s new aluminum body and GM’s best in class wins). 

    The NAIAS is a great learning experience for our team. Ziebart is granted early access to the vehicles during the industry preview days. Our team spends the entire time meticulously examining every vehicle and identifying how Ziebart can best protect each one.

    Breakthrough Technology
    Whether it is improved in-car audio or advanced transmissions, exciting new technology is being debuted at NAIAS. The show’s format allows for the innovators of these incredible advances to speak about these NAIAS highlights and the importance these improvements have in raising the bar within the auto industry. connotation 

    Practical Fixes to Everyday Problems
    An idea relevant to auto interiors at NAIAS is a new seat material aimed at avoiding life’s troubles. The new material is designed to prevent liquid spills from becoming future stains or smells. These seats will be a must-have for families with young kids (or clumsy adults). Until all seats can prevent a spill from becoming a problem, Ziebart has you covered with interior detailing solutions.

    If you are interested in attending NAIAS, tickets are available via their website. If you do attend, let us know what your NAIAS highlights were!

  • Four New Year’s Resolutions for your Vehicle

    by Z Team | Jan 14, 2014

    A new year presents new opportunities to get your vehicle looking and performing the way you have always wanted.

    If your goal in 2014 is to keep it cleaner, better protected or simply looking its best, we here at Ziebart are excited to provide you with some inspiration with four simple New Year’s resolutions for your vehicle.

    • Keep it clean and tidy. Place a small wastebasket on the floor in the passenger seat or backseat. Keeping a place for trash in your vehicle will help avoid small wrappers landing where they may, while also providing a reminder to empty it when others join you. Lining it with a simple plastic bag makes disposal easy as well. If you’re interested in keeping germs at bay, you may also want to consider getting Germ Defender treatments to keep your vehicle clean against items less visible (like bacteria!)
    • Maintain up-to-date records of vehicle’s history. Aside from being a great way to stay on top of key parts like air filters, fluid top offs, etc., well-kept vehicle maintenance records can help a potential buyer see the work that was done in the event you sell your car or truck in the future. If you have a newer vehicle, you may already get email alerts on this information.
    • Be proactive when it comes to protection. If your car or truck is a daily driver, getting additional undercoating and/or rust protection for your undercarriage is essential to avoid damage caused by moisture and road salt.  Billions of dollars are spent every year due to corrosion damage and new vehicle warranties have significant limits on what they will cover when it comes to rust.
    • Monitor your gas mileage to check performance. Sometimes the easiest way to discover a problem in your vehicle is by catching a drop-off in miles per gallon. While weather changes or shifts in your driving behavior can lead to a drop, knowing what you should be getting and following-up with a professional when your MPGs diminish is a great way to keep your car or truck running.

     

    These are just a few ways to get your vehicle looking and driving its best.  If your New Year’s resolution was about keeping your car or truck’s exterior looking as great as the day you bought it, visit your nearest Ziebart franchise to find out how we can help.
  • Tips to Prepare Your Car for the Holidays

    by Z Team | Dec 20, 2013
    With the busy holiday season upon us, it is likely that you and your family will be spending more time behind the wheel. With everything from multiple shopping trips to family gatherings, your vehicle is going to get its fair share of use.

    To help make the most of your time during the holidays, here are a few quick tips designed to prepare your car for the holidays and provide it with the attention it deserves:

    Make use of your space
    Depending on your vehicle of choice, space is likely a premium regardless of the time of year.  Having a clean trunk to transport gifts, and luggage will ensure a less stressful time in the car during the holidays. Keep the trunk clean and remove non-essentials out of the car.  The last thing you want to find yourself doing is playing Tetris with gifts in your trunk.

    Jump ahead of your service schedule
    Another way to prepare your car for the holidays is with a maintenance check-up. If your next oil change and/or service date is just around the corner, consider going in early to save yourself some time. This way, you will be able to steer clear of busy dealerships and service centers that might just be overbooked due to customers being on holiday break.

    Keep your fuel and fluids at full
    The final tip for preparing your car for the holidays is a quality tip for general winter driving: do not ride on empty. Anti-freeze, windshield wiper fluid and gas should remain full whenever possible. By keeping fluids topped off and staying above a quarter tank of gas at all times, you can avoid delays or, worse yet, costly vehicle problems.

    The holidays can be a stressful time, regardless of how much you have going on. Taking a little extra time to prepare your car for the holidays can help reduce the potential for problems and keep your car, and family, moving this winter.

  • How Can You Prevent Rust Damage in the Winter?

    by Z Team | Dec 13, 2013

    With a dip in temperature comes the inevitable: salt on the roads. While salt makes the roads safer, it can also do a number on your vehicle. Cars and trucks that are subject to road salt and other chemicals during the winter are susceptible to grime, paint damage and, worse, rust. But how can you prevent rust damage in the winter?

     

    The first way to avoid rust damage in the winter is through regular car washes. By focusing on washing your car weekly, you can help avoid the build-up of salt and other ice prevention chemicals on your car. One thing to note, though: make sure your car is dry after the wash before going back on the road. A wet car will collect salt and road grime easier than a dry one, sending all of your hard work down the drain.

     

    A second way to prevent rust damage in the winter is to remember rust can start from the inside. Be sure that any liquid spills or accumulation are taken care of before they become a problem. While carpets and mats can catch snow and water tracked into your car or truck, they may also allow water to get through to your vehicle’s floorboards. This can lead to rust problems from within. Make sure that your vehicle’s drain holes are not blocked up or clogged to ensure that any water passing through does not pool and begin creating rust damage in the winter months.

     

    Avoid rust damage altogether in the winter with our rust protection services. This process involves spraying our exclusive chemicals under your car or truck and in the places rust can accumulate, effectively insulating your vehicle from the harm salt and water accumulation can cause. We at Ziebart have been handling rust protection for decades and can help educate you on the important details regarding keeping your car free from damage.  Rust protection is the best way to prevent rust damage in the winter every year, and having your vehicle brought in for annual inspections is a great way to catch problems before they start.

     

    It is easy to forget that every road without ice this winter is likely covered in salts and chemicals that can be harmful for your vehicle. By being proactive in preventing rust damage in the winter, you can not only avoid unwelcome surprises in the spring but also help maintain your car or truck’s value for years to come. For more information on avoiding rust damage this winter, especially with our rust protection services, contact your local Ziebart franchise.
  • Stocking Stuffers for Car Lovers

    by Z Team | Dec 05, 2013

    If you have a loved one who enjoys all aspects of cars, you can probably use some holiday gift ideas that he or she would appreciate. Fortunately, there are car-related gifts for every budget and can be the ultimate stocking stuffer for car lovers. Check out some ideas for great presents that, while small, will be a big hit this holiday season:

    Help with Organization

    If you know someone who needs to organize his or her car a bit, consider buying a visor organizer to store everything from electronics to pens. Another small, extremely helpful organization item can be a coin organizer for the car. Items like these can be great for commuters who face tolls or unique change needs on a daily basis. If organization is a key gift concept, a great item for those who carpool or are looking for an advanced way of keeping things in order are accessories like the “Ultimate Mobile Desk” (but likely will not fit into a stocking!)  

    Gift Cards

    Many people like gift cards, and car lovers are no exception. If you think he or she has everything necessary for the car, buy a Ziebart gift certificate instead. Our gift certificates can be used for any number of things, including an assortment of protection and enhancement products that will blow the recipient away. You can pick up a Ziebart gift certificate online or in stores.

    Small Electronics

    Technology is ever-present these days, but that does not mean all cars are equipped with the newest gadgets. For example, if your family member doesn’t have a built-in GPS system and you can’t afford to put one in his or her stocking, consider buying an effective holder for their smartphone. A window mount can fit most smartphones, allowing the driver to place it within view such as on the windshield or dashboard while reading navigation instructions. Another great idea is a remote car starter, which can be a big help during the winter!

    Holiday gift giving can be difficult, and car fans can be especially difficult to shop for. While there are a lot of big ideas to make an impression, a fun stocking stuffer for a car lover can be just as big of a hit. For more information about our wide assortment of products aimed at making vehicles look and stay as great as they deserve to be, review the various products we offer.

  • Keeping a Clean Car During Winter

    by Z Team | Nov 26, 2013

    It is a fact; the colder months can wreak havoc on the appearance of your car. Whether you have leaves piling up in your floorboards or have seen the first signs of rock salt on your seats and mats, November through April pose an assortment of unique challenges to people looking to keep their car clean.

    So how does one keep their car clean during the winter? While some take the route of putting their car away in the garage for the season, there are some weekly efforts you can take on that will prevent winter stains:

    • Having a clean car during winter requires using a carwash regularly. There is no substitute to regular exterior maintenance with soap and water as they help remove accumulated salt and debris, all while giving your car a refreshed appearance. Whether you use a self-service wash or visit a car wash (avoid bristles and rollers!) is up to personal preference; if keeping a clean car during winter is a priority, you’ll need to get some suds on your vehicle often. Be sure to clean underneath the car, also, to avoid an accumulation of salt. Just be sure that your vehicle is completely dry before you attack the roads: a wet vehicle will simply catch and collect all of the road’s salt and dirt, undoing all of your hard work.
    • Invest in quality car mats. While new vehicles often come with decent mats, look into aftermarket options. Depending on what type of car or truck you drive, there are a lot of options available. Some companies offer molded mats keyed specifically to your vehicle that can help catch all of the debris from the outside. What’s more, having mats that can be easily removed, cleaned and reinserted helps avoid vacuuming or scrubbing from your To Do list.
    • Explore auto detailing for winter’s less forgiving stains. Whether it’s a coffee stain from a cold winter morning or salt stains from where child kicking the seat, there are a wide variety of stains that often emerge when the temperature drops. Our technicians have the tools to clean hard-to-reach areas in your console, seats and more, all while helping make your car look new in no time. 
    Keeping a clean car during winter is no easy task. Preventative measures like those above can help you in your pursuit of auto excellence and can easily be planned out ahead of time in order to keep yourself on a schedule. While looking ahead, be sure to check out our Cyber Monday Gift Certificate Special and give the gift of Ziebart this year, to the auto enthusiast in your life or yourself!
  • Remote Car Starter Information for Holiday Shopping

    by Z Team | Nov 19, 2013

    The change in seasons means a lot of things, including the fact that your morning commute may have gotten a bit more brisk. As the temperature drops, leaving your vehicle in the driveway may no longer be feasible, as opposed to the garage. What’s more, giving someone the gift of a warm car ready to go can be a great holiday idea. For these reasons, or for any number of others, finding quality remote car starter information may be your top priority.

    In order to ensure you’re getting everything you thought, it’s important to look past the sale circular’s purported price and understand the full price. All too often, once you request additional remote car starter information from the store, you’ll find the price listed does not include a wide assortment of features you’d consider essential, but are part of an upcharge.

    One significant part of the upcharge is in the capabilities of the system itself. With improved technology in today’s cars, there are new security features that must be accounted for with your starter. Hidden from many installers’ remote car starter information is clarity on whether this bypass comes with their ‘special price.’ In fact, the bypass to ensure your starter works and complies with new security systems can potential cost hundreds of dollars more. At Ziebart, this important component is included in any price we provide.

    Knowing which features will be unlocked during your installation is crucial because ‘common sense’ features are often part of the significant price increase beyond the ‘ad price.’ While Ziebart believes in the philosophy of “No Upsell, No Extras, No Hidden Fees,” competitors will use the low price to get customers in the door and then charge them for such features as:

    • Additional remote transmitters
    • Door lock and unlock
    • Trunk release
    • Panic button
    • Valet mode
    • Car locator

    These items are pretty simple expectations, but can quickly turn a claimed “$79 installed” process into hundreds of dollars, or more. By getting a full cost-breakdown of all these features when requesting remote car starter information from an installer, before you bring your car in, you can ensure you are getting everything you expect, not everything that comes at an affordable price.

    Another item to look into is transmitter range. While Ziebart builds into its remote starter pricing extended transmitter range, the remote you may be looking at may only reach 800 feet. When searching for your car on a cold winter night, this additional range may make all the difference between hopping into your warm car and wandering for an additional 20 minutes pressing heavily on the ‘horn’ button.

    Finally, but not least important, comes the safety features. Your remote starter should not leave you, or your car, feeling unsafe. One of the most important pieces of remote car starter information is if the set will do simple features like keep doors locked while the vehicle is running or kill the engine when the key isn’t in place and the break or accelerator are tapped. What’s more, your remote car starter should turn on the dome light when you do unlock the door for easy entry and to ensure the vehicle is empty before your drive.

    Since all these items highlighted are extremely important, Ziebart avoids the line-by-line customer selection and fully optimizes every install. When you call a Ziebart location and request remote car starter information and pricing, rest assured you are receiving an optimized system, ready to help you brave the winter in comfort.

    Now that you’re equipped with remote car starter information, have a look at our Cyber Monday deal taking place December 2nd to save money, and avoid stress, this holiday season. 
  • Cyber Monday 2013

    by Z Team | Oct 23, 2013
    We are continuing our annual Cyber Monday special this year on December 2nd, 2013. For every $50 you spend on Ziebart Gift Certificates, we will give you an additional $10 free! 

     

    Ziebart Gift Certificates are great for the car enthusiast in your life. 

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    With our wide variety of products and locations, there is a Ziebart gift for all of your loved ones. This holiday season, give the gift of Ziebart! 



  • Ziebart's Window Tint

    by User Not Found | Jul 15, 2013

     

    Ziebart's window tint is guaranteed to never bubble or change color. All window film services are backed by a lifetime warranty - Click here to book your appointment today!

     

     

  • DO CARS STILL RUST?

    by User Not Found | Jun 05, 2013

    Although there have be advancements in the technology of refining and treating steel for the use in automobiles, the introduction of galvanization decades ago, and less metal parts on automobiles…they still do rust. The simple fact remains that steel is still the metal of choice for the production of automobiles and has a tendency to rust when introduced to a wet, salty, and humid environment. Although many people believe that with the introduction of galvanized steel the problem of rust was solved, T\the truth is that the galvanization process does slow the process but it can’t stop it, and here is why.

    First, the galvanization process is usually done prefabricated, say in sheets. Once these sheets are bent or welded, the galvanization coating can come off at the bend and welds. Where is this most prevalent? The bottom of your doors, which anyone can tell you is usually the first place rust is noticed.

    Second, the coating can and does wear off eventually. Through normal wear and tear and weather conditions, the coating will wear off and leave the steel exposed.

    The solution is rust protection by Ziebart. This coating not only covers exposed area but penetrates bends, seams, and other areas not protected during the manufacturing process, like the inside of the doors. (where do you think all that water on your window goes when you roll down your window?). And since Ziebart rust protection is touched up and reapplied where needed annually, it won’t wear off since it is constantly updated. Even if a small stone or debris knocks a small piece off, it is self-sealing.

    The question is, how long do you plan to own your car? If you are like most, you will drive it for eight years or more. To keep it looking great and protecting key areas from rust, Ziebart rust protection is the way to go.

  • ZIEBART PAINT PROTECTION FILM AND THE Z-CUTTING SYSTEM

    by User Not Found | May 29, 2013

    Ziebart’s paint protection film is the industry leader in quality, clarity, and durability. But paint film quality doesn’t mean much if it’s not installed correctly. That’s why not only are Ziebart professional installers trained and certified to install paint protection film; we use the latest technology to ensure the best fit for your specific vehicle.

    Introducing the Z-Cutting System! This cutting system accesses a database of over 10,000 vehicles and their specific patterns for front bumpers, mirrors, hood tips, splash guards, and more. With those patterns we use a high-tech plotter to cut the film to the pattern of your specific make and model of vehicle. This ensures a perfect fit every time. The alternative is to put film on your car and then cut it while on your car. Paint and clear coat are not as thick as they used to be the likelihood of accidentally cutting into your paint is high. We’re not saying it can’t be done with a very skilled hand, but why take the risk when you can have a pattern cut out that fits your vehicle perfectly ensuring the maximum area is covered. This is especially true with very complex front ends with all their vents, grills, lights, and so on.  The more complex the front end, the more the Ziebart Z-Cutting System is needed to ensure a perfect fit.


  • SIZE DOES MATTER – AT LEAST WITH PAINT PROTECTION FILM IT DOES

    by User Not Found | May 22, 2013

    Ziebart Paint Protection Film is superior to our competitors in all areas! But in the area of thickness no one comes close. Ziebart Paint Protection Film is 8 mils thick (a mil is a thousandth of an inch for those of us non-scientific types). Just for comparison sake, typical window tint film is about 1.5 mils thick. Since the purpose of paint protection film is to protect your vehicle paint against abrasion and chips, it only makes sense that the thicker the film, the greater the protection; and no one offers greater paint protection than Ziebart Paint Protection Film.

    How do we know that Ziebart Paint Protection Film offers the best protection? We proved it. Ziebart Paint Protection Film went through rigorous testing, simulating harsh weather and driving conditions to determine how well it protects automotive paint. It was subjected to an accelerated weatherometer test (yes, that’s a real test). The results, after a simulated 4.5 years of exposure were that it had no damage or discoloration. Then we subjected it to the gravelometer test (that’s a real test too, Google it if you don’t believe us). The results were no chipping, and it scored a 10 out of 10. We also put our competitor’s film through the same testing, and let’s just say they didn’t do very well and leave it at that.

    Ziebart Paint Protection Film provides the best protection because it’s the best film, and that’s a fact.

  • WHAT IS PAINT PROTECTION FILM?

    by User Not Found | May 07, 2013

    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.

    Ziebart Paint Protection Film is a great way to protect your investment, keep your vehicle looking great, and provide you with piece of mind while driving.
  • HAPPY CUSTOMER LOVES ZIEBART PAINT PROTECTION FILM AND DIAMOND GLOSS

    by User Not Found | Apr 10, 2013

    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.

    End result is a grade of an A for Ziebart and an A+++ for the product, Ziebart would have got an A+ but hey they screwed up still and there is no perfect grades for screw ups...

    Anyways overall I'm very, very satisfied and glad I got this protection done. The feeling I had was just awesome on the way home on the Thru- way near other cars/trucks/semis, just knowing it was protected, all I can say is TOTAL PIECE OF MIND.... I would honestly say It's gotta be one of the most beneficial, cost worthy mods you can do and should do if you love your baby like I do, and also have the cash of course to shell out..
    Sorry for the long write up but I know some of you will really enjoy this write up (SPIKE!!!)

    P.s. The film is very uniform and all in whole large pieces and not choppy at all. It's hard to see but if you know it's there you can obviously see it faintly.
    This doesn't bother me at all and because I had professionals do it, it all lines up beautifully with the seams of the car and whatever you do see looks like it came from the factory that way!

    Couple pics of her beautiful shine, Enjoy!!”




  • ZIEBART INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION SETS ITS SIGHTS ON POLAND

    by Eric Avery | Oct 16, 2012
    Ziebart, the worldwide leader in automotive detailing, protection films, and vehicle appearance protection will be showcasing their master franchise opportunity at the Polish Franchise Expo in Warsaw, October 18 - 20, 2012. The event is taking place at the Palace of Culture and Science in the center of Warsaw and is the only event in franchise business in Poland.

    Ziebart International Corporation operates in 30 countries, including Europe and the Middle East, and is expanding into Poland and surrounding countries by meeting with qualified investors who want to own the rights to a master franchise license. “These individuals see the growth potential to develop sub-franchise networks within their own countries,” states Thomas E. Wolfe, President and CEO.

    “30 countries have joined the Ziebart master franchise licensed group; being part of this group certainly holds its own rewards,” states Wolfe. “For over 53 years, we have awarded only a select group of business professionals from around the world to become part of this distinct level of ownership. These individuals demonstrated the necessary business skills and clear vision to become successful master franchisees. We are currently working with the US Department of Commerce in several countries, which will allow other countries to join our master franchise owners. The opportunity for global expansion includes Azerbaijan, Malaysia, and Singapore, based on the existing consumer demand for Ziebart’s diversified product and service offerings”.

    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 AWARDS NORTH AMERICAN NEW DEALER OF THE YEAR AWARD TO ZIEBART OF LANSING

    by Eric Avery | Oct 04, 2012

    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.

    Ziebart International Corp. is headquartered in Troy, MI, representing a global franchise network of vehicle appearance and protection services for over 50 years. The company was founded on rust protection in 1959 and operates 400 locations including 800 processing centers in 30 countries. Ziebart is the world’s leading name in automotive services that renew, protect, preserve and enhance the appearance of cars and trucks. Once known for just rust protection, Ziebart now offers a full line of appearance and protection services for both the interior and exterior of vehicles, including professional detailing, paint protection films, sprayed-on bed liners, automotive glass repair, window tint, truck accessories, electronic systems and scratch repair services. For products, services and location information, visit ziebart.com. For franchising information, visit ZiebartInternational.com.

    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