Honouring Local Canadian Service Members this Remembrance Day

By November 5, 2019February 21st, 2020Auto Body News

Participating CARSTAR locations from across Canada are offering veterans and active duty members a free windshield treatment in honour of Remembrance Day.

Retired Warrant Officer, with 21 years of service in various posts across Canada, Steve Ivankovic, welcomes gestures local business owners offer to show their gratitude.

“Whenever members of the community take the time out to recognize the hard work and dedication of our soldiers it’s very much appreciated,” comments Steve Ivankovic.

Veterans and active duty service members will have access to a free windshield treatment to help get their vehicles winter ready on November 11 and various dates, depending on the location. Provided on a first-come, first-served basis, this free windshield treatment is available with proof of Canadian Armed Forces service.

“Having been a CARSTAR franchise owner, I had the opportunity to participate in this program in my community and found it extremely rewarding,” says Jeff Labanovich, General Manager, CARSTAR. “This is the least we can do for these heroic citizens who have done so much for us and I hope this small token demonstrates our gratitude for those who have or currently are serving our country.”

CARSTAR Miramichi Exterior

The treatment forms a chemical bond to the glass causing rain to bead off the windshield. Dramatically improving visibility in the rain, sleet and snow, while also making it easier to remove ice and snow are some additional benefits to the windshield treatment.

This is the third year CARSTAR locations have participated in this Remembrance Day program to honour members and veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces. A full list of participating CARSTAR locations can be found here.

For more information on CARSTAR, North America’s leading provider of premier collision repairs, visit CARSTAR.ca.


CARSTAR is North America’s largest network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities with more than 700 locations in 36 states and 10 Canadian provinces. A part of the Driven Brands family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands, CARSTAR delivers national scale, premier vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year; CARSTAR has maintained its commitment to give back to the communities it serves through a variety of fundraising initiatives, including raising over $3 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and has made fighting cystic fibrosis its cause, North American wide. For more information visit www.carstar.com and www.carstar.ca and follow on Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchise partners and interested parties should contact 844-906-9764.