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Get the latest Ziebart press coverage and updates.

2021

October

  • Beware of Autumn Leaves, Your Car's Silent and Potentially Costly Enemy.

    As seen in: Newsweek

September

  • Troubled Auto Industry Sends Car Care Business Booming.

    As seen on: Franchise.org

  • Chip shortage is having a positive impact on the automotive aftermarket industry.

    As seen on: Royal Oak Tribune

  • Troubled Auto Industry Sends Car Care Business Booming.

    As seen on: Clickondetroit.com

August

  • Vehicle chip shortage having positive impact on the automotive aftermarket industry.

    As seen on: Macomb Daily
  • Summer heat impacting cars in South Texas. The August sun is sure to make residents sweat, but it's also causing damage to vehicles. 

    As seen on: KII-TV

June

  • Ziebart and Pet Supplies Plus #CoPilotPets campaign winner, Mishka, featured on Jack Monson's "Social Geek Radio" -  Franchise News Podcast. 

    As seen on: Social Geek Radio
  • Pet Supplies Plus and Ziebart have teamed up to launch #CoPilotPets, a campaign to promote pet safety and car protection for summer road trip season. The campaign will feature a video contest on Instagram spotlighting the interesting reactions pets can have to the simple question: “Wanna go for a ride?”
      As seen on PetProductNews

May

  • After seventeen years, ‘cicada palooza’ is underway. Now what?
    AccuWeather invited our automotive protection expert, Rob Harper, to share the best ways to protect vehicles from these pests this summer. Ceramic Z-Gloss® Paint Protection is a ceramic paint coating that adds a layer of protection that not only gives your vehicle a “new car” vibrancy but also protects from acidic elements (i.e. cicadas), light scratches, and debris.
    Hear the latest on what to expect from ‘cicada palooza’ starting at the 18-minute mark.
      As seen on AccuWeather.


April

  • Driving is a necessary part of many people’s daily routine. Between childrens’ school activities and meetings or endless errands to run, commutes are still a primary factor to account for even in the midst of Covid-times. Now, many of us find ourselves glumly wishing for the long-lost miseries of the daily commute, if only for a reason to flee the house.

       As seen on Bankrate.

March 

  • Ziebart, a Detroit auto service company, recently raised and donated $10,000 to Gleaners Food Bank in Detroit to help fund meals for southeast Michigan families in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

    As seen on The Patch.


February 

  • Larisa Walega Tells Franchising.com How She Ascended to VP of Marketing at Ziebart International

    As seen on Franchising.com

January 


2020

November

11/10/2020

  • Ziebart, the global leader in vehicle appearance and protection services, has been recognized by the Auto Care Association’s Women in Auto Care for its “Z-Mom’s Campaign,” which received top honors in the ‘Outreach to a Female Audience’ category in the organization’s annual Automotive Communications Awards.

https://www.franchising.com/news/20201110_auto_care_associations_women_in_auto_care_recognizes_ziebart_for_innovative.html

October

10/30/2020

  • Ziebart, the global leader in appearance and protection services, recently hosted its annual owner's awards. For the very first time, the meeting was held virtually and brought together franchisees from across the country to celebrate the growth of the brand and what lies ahead. 

https://www.autoblog.com/press-releases/ziebart-hosts-annual-dealer-awards-virtually-recognizes-franchisees-for-outstanding-service_25520/

10/28/2020

  • Ziebart's Director of U.S. Retail Operations, Rob Harper, joins Reader's Digest to discuss how acids, dust, and road tar can wreak havoc on your vehicle's paint and what you can do to protect it. 

https://www.rd.com/list/everyday-things-auto-experts-will-never-let-touch-their-car/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/home-and-garden/13-everyday-things-auto-experts-will-never-let-touch-their-car/ss-BB1au164

10/16/2020

  • Ziebart’s own Rob Harper, Director of U.S. Retail Operations, sits down with meteorologist Dean DeVore on AccuWeather's "Everything Under the Sun” podcast to talk everything your car needs to stay protected from winter’s onslaught of snow, ice, and salt (Rob's interview begins at the 17 minute mark).

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4vAxvNvOgl2Zpv3kPTBvKH?si=slX2BmfTSsWMGF7mz-KUsg

September

9/1/2020

  • For multi-store owner Tony Mattiacio, success is in the family. Read more to learn how Tony and his four kids came to own and operate six Ziebart stores in western New York.

https://www.franchisetimes.com/franchise_operations/ziebart-franchisees-find-success-with-family-business/article_4c1fec33-d862-5fd2-a727-09a70ee81a8c.html

June

6/26/2020

  • Business Insider asks Ziebart’s own Edmund Russel, Director of Product Development and Technical Support, how to safely prepare your vehicle for travel this summer.

https://www.businessinsider.com/safe-socially-distanced-road-trip


April

4/20/2020

  • Ziebart's own Larisa Walega, Vice President of Marketing, joins Fox 2 Detroit to discuss the do's and dont's of sanitizing your vehicle.

https://www.ziebart.com/about/media-room/in-the-news/dos-donts-car-sanitation

4/20/2020

  • President and CEO of Ziebart, Thomas E. Wolfe, explains how Ziebart found a way to give back during a time of crisis.

https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/5-prime-examples-of-how-companies-can-give-back-to-their-communities.html?icid=hmside1

4/16/2020

  • Inc. asks Ziebart President & CEO, Thomas E. Wolfe how you can become the kind of leader your team needs today.

https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/4-ways-to-become-kind-of-leader-your-team-needs-today.html?icid=hmhero

4/14/2020

  • Ziebart is featured on Entrepreneur's Best Franchise Brands of 2020.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/348551

4/13/2020

  • Autoweek steps back in time to look at how Ziebart founder Kurt Ziebart invented the first rust proofing process.

https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/a32109315/remember-when-ziebart-invented-rustproofing/?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=socialflowFBAW&utm_medium=social-media&fbclid=IwAR2GWuD9S8W5f7l7vSl5EiHHQx7Khjx1jMzRHLW0MUI8lQObjK_tZGYqAAs

4/08/2020

  • Automotive historian and researcher, Robert Tate, explores the life of Ziebart founder Kurt Ziebart, and how he pioneered and invented the rust proofing process.

https://www.motorcities.org/story-of-the-week/2020/remembering-kurt-ziebart-the-rustproofing-pioneer

4/3/2020

  • Ohio's stay at home order and closing of non-essential businesses has kept a lot of people at home. But, our state's first responders are still heading to the front line to help battle the spread of the coronavirus. An automotive company is now working to keep them safe while on the job.

https://www.news5cleveland.com/open/ziebart-offers-free-antibacterial-cleaning-for-first-responder-vehicles

4/2/2020

  • Ziebart, a locally owned business for many years, is doing something extra special for some very special people. Owner Rick Saenz and his staff are doing their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

https://www.kristv.com/open/ziebarts-providing-deal-for-first-responders-medical-workers?fbclid=IwAR0E5Cd01dWJtyndkyzv67MNahTvJX7sOS53rT5U2r8N6pxotcEFEQn8TUY


March

3/27/2020

  • Ziebart of Knoxville, TN offers free car cleanings to COVID first responders.

https://www.wvlt.tv/video?vid=569155592

3/26/2020:

  • We all know that our first responders are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis every day. One company is helping to keep them safe. Ziebart of Cleveland is offering to wipe down all highly touched areas of any first responder’s vehicle.

https://www.wkyc.com/article/features/producers-picks/company-offering-to-wipe-down-first-responder-vehicles-for-free/95-742c7be9-9380-418a-8245-178010af5752

3/25/2020:

  • In another instance of the community pitching in to aid in the fight against COVID-19, Ziebart is offering free wipedowns of highly touched areas in first responder vehicles.

https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/ziebart-offering-free-first-responder-vehicle-wipe-downs

  • Ziebart employees are offering to wipe down any police cruisers or other emergency vehicles using an antibacterial cleaner free of charge.

https://www.kiiitv.com/article/news/local/car-detailing-company-offers-to-disinfect-first-responders-vehicles-for-free/503-c9ddff27-4d7a-4956-8c53-dc6b34a4b3cf

  • As officers work to keep people safe, protecting themselves against the virus is also priority. The owner of Ziebart in West Allis, Nathan Krueger, is stepping up to help by offering free disinfecting services to all first responders.

https://www.wisn.com/article/car-detailing-business-offers-to-sanitize-first-responder-vehicles-for-free/31918497?fbclid=IwAR1I1WcMx2YIzn4WBORBKyyMT_f91RVF0BEdNfHub9icwjZvE3z4dAvhBKA

3/24/2020:

  • Ziebart on Holland-Sylvania is offering free antibacterial cleaning of vehicles belonging to first responders and medical personnel.

https://www.13abc.com/content/news/Ziebart-offering-free-antibacterial-cleaning-for-cars-of-first-responders-medical-personnel-569059861.html?fbclid=IwAR0QwYyShb-RFBNxWVRXgwfXgy2BoCJHIMAKFNKMccgCgJUa9dZNAYe6Y28


February

February 2020:

  • Ziebart is Named One of Franchise Direct's Top 100 Global Franchises for 2020.

https://www.franchisedirect.com/top100globalfranchises/rankings?page=5

February 2020:

  • Daniel Baker, CD, Wins Outstanding Service Award from the 2020 IDA Awards.

https://the-ida.com/page/award_winners

February 2020:

  • Ziebart Comes in at #49 on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 Top Global Franchises Ranking for 2019

https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/topglobal

February 2020:

  • Ziebart Ranks #36 out of 150 on Entreprenuer's Franchise 500 2019 Top Global Franchises for Veterans.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/topfranchiseveterans

February 2020:

  • Ziebart Ranks #149 on Entreprenuer's 41st Annual Franchise 500 Rankings for 2020.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500/2020/3


2019

  12/30/2019: Shout Out: Jim Crubaugh, worked his way up from summer job to general manager 
  12/23/2019: What You Need to Know to Reinvent Your Brand by: Larisa Walega  
  12/12/2019: Ziebart raises money for SAY Detroit, makes donation during Mitch Albom’s annual Radiothon 
  12/06/2019: Ziebart Surprises Longtime Customer with Pay-It-Forward Gesture  
   11/07/2019: Modrn Business Podcast – Ziebart with Senior Franchise Development Manager Amanda House & Director of Marketing Larisa Walega
   08/21/2019: Ziebart of Morgantown, West Virginia Celebrates with a Successful Weekend-Long Grand Opening  
   08/19/2019: Ziebart CEO Tom Wolfe named one of the most influential business leaders in metro Detroit | Detroit 500
   07/24/2019: Ziebart Honors Top Franchisees During Owner’s Meeting in Detroit
   06/27/2019: Ziebart Announces Dealer Of The Year And New Dealer Of The Year Awards At Franchise Owner Meeting In Detroit, MI
   06/09/2019: Ziebart marks 60 years in vehicle care
   05/14/2019: Executive Auto Rebrands as Ziebart 
   04/25/2019: Ziebart Brings Lucille Ball’s Mercedes-Benz Back to Life at the Lucy-Desi Museum
   03/15/2019: Several businesses partnering with ‘Higher Ground Initiative’
   03/05/2019: Ziebart Ranked #189 in Entrepreneur Magazine's 40th Annual Franchise 500®
   March 2019: IDA Founder’s Club Member Spotlight – Dan Baker 
   01/15/2019: How These 6 Franchises Have Thrived For Decades


2018

   8/27/2018: The Top 200 Franchise Brands People Love the Most
   5/03/2018: Simply the Best: the Top Franchises in 110 Categories 
   2018: The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Metro Detroit


2016 

   4/8/2016: Ziebart Int. Continues to Drive Sales with New Products and Services
   1/10/2016: Ziebart Becomes Synonymous with Aftermarket Products and Services


2015

   11/22/2015: Ziebart eyes Middle East and North Africa expansion 
   4/07/2015: Progress Announces Winners of the Telerik Sitefinity 2014 Website of the Year Awards - Ziebart ranks #1 for Automotive Website of the Year
   2/25/2015: Kaleidoco - The State of Web Design in Michigan: 16 of the Most Innovative Websites – Ziebart ranks #14
   2/18/2015: WindowFilmMag.com – Window Film Franchises Make Franchise 500 List – Ziebart ranked #171
   2/13/2015: 19 Action News - Help your car help you through the cold SLAP! – Ziebart of Middleburg Heights selling more remote starters than ever before
   2/06/2015: glassBYTEs - Automotive Glass Companies Ranked in Annual List


2014

    December 2014: DAC News - Ziebart celebrates 55 years since Motor City founding
    12/15/2014: AMEinfo - Galadari Automobiles wins three prestigious accolades
    November/December 2014: AGRR - 3 New P's: Product Pathways to Profit
    07/03/2014: Oakland Press - Troy-based Ziebart International Corporation drives 55 years of  automotive detailing and paint protection
    05/20/2014: DBusiness - Ziebart Introduces New Paint Protection Film
    05/18/2014: Crain's Detroit Business - Ziebart repairs sales with new products, franchises