Three Ways You Can Protect Your Vehicle from Leaf Damage This Fall

October 14, 2021

Now that fall is underway and we’re heading into cooler weather, you may already be thinking about how you can protect your car or truck from mud, snow, slush and road salt – but what about the hazards that autumn brings? 

Falling leaves don’t just increase the likelihood that your car or truck’s paint will be scratched. Leaves decompose wherever they land, and the longer they stay on a surface, the more time they have to do lasting damage. Depending on the tree the leaf came from, its level of acidity can be high enough to harm your vehicle’s surface in a matter of hours. 

Oct 21 Blog Fall Truck ImageThe most important thing you can do if your vehicle comes in contact with any fallen leaves is to carefully remove them and clean the affected areas as quickly as possible. The longer it sits though, the more damaging it will become. At Ziebart, we understand that isn’t always an option, so here are some products that can help the paint on your car or truck last and stay looking like new:        

Ceramic Z-Gloss® Paint Coating 

Investing in Ceramic Z-Gloss® Paint Coating will add another layer of protection, not only helping to protect your paint from potential fallen leaf damage, but also from UV rays and extreme temperatures. Ceramic Z-Gloss® is backed by a 10-year warranty, and it repels water, dirt, and debris, making your vehicle much easier to clean while giving it a “new car” vibrancy and shine. 

Diamond Gloss® Paint Protection 

Similar to Ceramic Z-Gloss®, this resin-based paint protection is applied annually by our factory trained and certified experts to give your vehicle a shield of protection from the elements, while maintaining its shiny and clean exterior.  

Z-Shield® Paint Protection Film  

Having paint protection film applied to your car or truck is another great way to further protect its vulnerable areas from seasonal damage. The film adheres to your vehicle’s paint without affecting its appearance or color. It’s nearly invisible and wraps around curved surfaces to prevent scratches, scrapes and paint chips. 

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Check out our article in Newsweek for more information on just how damaging leaves can be to your car or truck’s exterior. To protect your vehicle this fall season and beyond, contact your local Ziebart. 


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