Keep Your Ride Looking Its Best This Summer

June 07, 2024

As summer approaches, it's time to start thinking about how to keep your car looking its best during the sunny months. With higher temperatures, increased pollen, and more road trips, your vehicle needs extra care. At Ziebart, we're dedicated to helping you maintain your car's appearance and protection. Here are some essential summer car care tips to keep your vehicle shining and protected all season long.

Protect Your Paint with Z-Gloss® Ceramic Paint Coating

Summer brings an abundance of pollen, which can be particularly noticeable on darker-colored vehicles. Ziebart’s Z-Gloss® Ceramic Paint Coating creates a slick, hydrophobic surface that helps pollen and other contaminants slide right off your car. This advanced coating not only makes cleaning easier but also provides a high-gloss finish that enhances your vehicle's appearance.

Avoid Automatic Car Washes

While it might be tempting to take your car through an automatic car wash for convenience, this can be detrimental to your vehicle’s paint. Automatic car washes often use harsh brushes and recycled water containing dirt and debris from previous vehicles. This can lead to micro-scratches in your car's clear coat, which accumulate over time and cause significant damage, fading, and oxidation. Instead, we recommend hand washing your vehicle.

The Benefits of Hand Washing

Hand washing your vehicle is the best way to ensure a thorough and gentle clean. Using quality car wash products and soft microfiber cloths, you can avoid the scratches and damage caused by automatic car washes. Hand washing allows you to pay attention to every detail and spot any potential issues before they become major problems.

Keep Your Interior Cool

The summer sun can be brutal on your car's interior, causing it to heat up quickly. To keep your car cool and protect the interior from UV damage, consider having window tint applied. Our window tint film not only reduces glare and heat but also helps protect your upholstery and dashboard from fading and cracking.

Regular Maintenance Checks

Summer is the perfect time to perform regular maintenance checks on your vehicle. Ensure your tires are properly inflated, your fluids are topped off, and your air conditioning system is functioning efficiently. Regular maintenance can prevent unexpected breakdowns and keep your car running smoothly during your summer adventures.

Schedule a Detailing Service

A professional detailing service from Ziebart can help prepare your car for summer. Our detailing experts use top-of-the-line products and techniques to clean, polish, and protect every inch of your vehicle. From the exterior paint to the interior upholstery, a detailing service ensures your car looks and feels its best.


With Ziebart’s range of products and services, keeping your car in top condition during the summer months is a breeze. From the advanced protection of Z-Gloss® Ceramic Paint Coating to the benefits of hand washing and regular maintenance, these tips will help you maintain your vehicle's appearance and performance. Schedule an appointment at your local Ziebart today and let us help you keep your car looking its best all summer long.

For more information on our services and to find a Ziebart location near you, visit our website. Enjoy the summer with a car that shines as bright as the sun!

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