Pollen Protection for Your Car

March 15th, 2016 by

Your car is most likely covered in a sickly coat of greenish yellow dust or pollen. Protecting your car from pollen may seem like a losing battle, but it is actually quite important. Pollen produced by spring’s blooming flowers and trees is not only unattractive, it is both abrasive and acidic and can damage your car’s paint.

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Pollen is an environmental nuisance to your car just like acid rain, bird droppings, tree sap and insects. Do not dust your car or lean against it, because the pollen will scratch the surface.  You may pray for a hard rain but water can actually activate pollen’s acidity. Your car needs to be washed with soap and water, followed by a protective coat of wax.  Touch free or sponge drive through car washes are safe, but should be used only if hand washing is not an option.

Keep your windows and doors closed to prevent pollen from getting inside your car and have your cabin air filter changed.  Do your best to keep your car clean and once pollen season ends get a thorough spring cleaning for your car.