Spring has sprung! While that’s great news for the flowers and the bees, it can bad news for your car. Pollen tends to build up on your vehicle, and without regular washes, it can do a number on your paint job. We’ve compiled a list of tips that can help you remove pollen from your car, and help prevent it from building up in the first place.
Wash Your Car Regularly and Apply Wax
During the heavy pollen season, wash your car at least once a week. Even one grain of pollen can do damage to your paint job, so never let pollen dust sit on your car for very long. After a car wash, apply a high-quality wax. The wax will prevent the pollen from sticking to your vehicle and keep your vehicle as pollen-free as possible in between washes. Taking your car to be professionally detailed at least once a month instead of washing it yourself might be a good idea if you live in an area with high amounts of pollen.
Rinse Your Car Regularly in the Spring
You may not have time for a car wash, but can you spare a few minutes to turn on the garden hose and rinse your car off? Doing so can really make a difference in the amount of pollen on your car during the heaviest pollen seasons. Drying your car with a cotton cloth is best, but if you don’t have time to dry your vehicle, it will be ok, especially on a warm sunny day.
Be Careful Using Chemical Products
Beware of harsh chemical products that claim to prevent pollen from sticking to or damaging your vehicle. Wax is really your best defense against pollen, so don’t be fooled by gimmicks.
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