Zurich Shield

What is Different About Modern Automotive Paint?

Today, almost all vehicle manufactures have switched from using acrylic oil based paints to more eco-friendly water based coatings. This is good for the environment, reducing the amount volatile organic compounds being released into the atmosphere. However, there is a reason why most auto manufactories will no longer warranty paint damage. Today's automotive paints are much softer and more porous than they used to be. 

Why Does Paint Need Protecting?

These paints scratch more easily, are more prone to orange peel, water spots, acid rain, rust, and industrial fallout. These issues are common for vehicles in the Michiana area.  Elkhart is located East of one of the largest industrial areas in the country. Our region also experiences harsh winter weather. During the coldest months of the year Calcium Chloride, a rusting agent, is sprayed on the surface of the road to melt ice. We see far more corrosion and other forms of paint damage than other parts of the country. Repairing this kind of damage can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. This is why we recommend Zurich Shield® to all of our customers.

How Does It Work?

Zurich Shield® is a sealant designed to help keep your vehicle looking as good as the day you bought it. Applied to both the interior and exterior of your vehicle, it protects your car from harmful elements, road grime, stains, as well as normal wear and tear. Zurich Shield® meets the current Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) standards that are set by the California Air Resource Board.

Independent lab tests, utilizing ASTM B117 standards, confirm that Zurich Shield's® paint sealant has the best corrosion-resistant formula among the leading national brands.

Not only does Zurich Shield® protect your investment from harmful elements like oxidation and pollutants, but it comes with a limited warranty. If Zurich Shield® fails to perform, Automotive Protective Systems will remedy the damaged portion of the treated surface of the vehicle. You can receive reimbursement for rental car expenses while your vehicle is being treated for a covered repair. This warranty is transferable, so you can increase your vehicle's resale value by transferring the benefits of Zurich Shield® to the new owner. The limited warranty is also renewable for life, in three year increments, with approval from APS and a reapplication of Zurich Shield's® from an authorized dealer such as South Hills. Zurich Shield® will protect your vehicle and keep it looking great for years to come.

Road Hazard Tire And Wheel

Protection for the road ahead:

Western Pennsylvania has become the hub for gas and oil companies in the United States. Hundreds of trucks and trailers hauling production material use our streets every day.  As a result of so much industrial activity, we have seen customers with tire and wheel damage from metal; nails, glass, potholes, and other debris entering our service department on a daily basis. This is why we recommend Zurich Road Hazard, Tire, and Wheel to all of our local customers.

 Road Hazard Tire & Wheel Coverage:

As you drive down the road each day, you face hazards that are not covered by your manufacture's warranty, or you primary insurance.  You may find yourself having to pay out of your pocket for unexpected costs and repairs. Zurich Road Hazard, Tire, and Wheel helps by providing that needed coverage, and is accepted at dealerships and repair facilities across the United States and Canada.


If your tires become damaged because of road hazards metal, nails, glass, debris, and more, Zurich will pay to repair or replace your damaged tires.


If your wheel is also damaged due to a road hazard, and cannot seal air after the tire was repaired or replaced, they will also cover the cost to repair or replace your wheel.

Mounting, Balancing, Valve Stem, and Taxes:

The cost for mounting, balancing, valve stems, and taxes are also covered in conjunction with a covered repair. 


If your car won't go, their service providers will get it safely to a dealership or repair facility.

Battery Service:

No jumper cables? No Problem! If your vehicle's battery is dead, the service driver will jump-start your vehicle, or we'll provide towing assistance.

Flat Tire Assistance:

The service driver will install your spare tire for you, or provide towing services if no spare is available.

Gas and Fluid Delivery:

The service driver will deliver an emergency supply of fuel, oil, or water at no additional cost.

Lockout or Frozen Lock:

They will provide assistance in opening frozen or locked doors.

Concierge Service:

The service provider will also assist you with making phone calls to coordinate a covered repair.

Program Features:

·      One to five year terms available

  • No deductible
  • No maximum number of occurrences
  • No mileage limitations
  • All vehicle tires are covered as long as they have at least 3/32" of tread at the time of damage
  • Transferable to the next vehicle owner

GAP - Guaranteed Auto Protection

If your vehicle is stolen or damaged beyond repair, your auto insurance alone may not pay everything you owe. Insurance typically pays the vehicle's actual cash value rather than the amount remaining on your loan or lease, which could leave a financial "gap" of thousands of dollars.

GAP coverage provides financial protection and peace of mind. With GAP, your lender will cancel up to $50,000 of the remaining balance of your loan or lease, after the payment from your insurance company.* Your deductible up to $1,000 may be included in this balance. (Deductible benefit may vary by state.)

GAP coverage benefits:

  • Cancels up to $50,000 of loan or lease balance

  • Helps maintain your good credit

  • Covers negative equity

  • Insurance deductible up to $1,000 may be included if the amount you owe on the vehicle exceeds your settlement payment

  • One-time low cost makes it affordable

  • Convenient because it's sold in conjunction with the

    vehicle purchase

  • GAP is provided for the term of your loan

    * The amount cancelled could be limited if the amount of the loan or lease exceeds a certain percentage of the actual value of the covered vehicle. The amounts cancelled vary, and there may be amounts for which you remain liable. Please consult your GAP agreement for full details of the terms and conditions of this coverage.

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South Hills Kia

3644 Washington Road
Directions McMurray, PA 15317

  • Sales: 724-578-5101
  • Service: 724-578-5177
  • Parts: 724-578-5189