Participating CARSTAR locations from across Canada, including in Courtenay, are honouring our veterans this weekend. 

Canadian veterans can receive a free windshield treatment in honour of Remembrance Day.

Retired Warrant Officer, Steve Ivankovic, said he appreciates the gesture.

 “Whenever members of the community take the time out to recognize the hard work and dedication of our soldiers it’s very much appreciated,” said Ivankovic who had 21 years of service in various posts across Canada.

 Veterans and active duty service members will have access to a free windshield treatment to help get their vehicles winter ready all November. 

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.”

The treatment forms a chemical bond to the glass, causing rain to bead off the windshield. 

CARSTAR says this dramatically improves visibility in the rain, sleet and snow, while also making it easier to remove ice and snow.

This is the third year CARSTAR locations have participated in this Remembrance Day program. A full list of participating CARSTAR locations can be found here.