Spring is settling in, and along with it comes an abundance of pollen. If you've recently noticed the yellow substance covering your car, you should know that it is a bigger problem than simply looking unappealing.
Pollen is nature clinging dust, and its problem stems from its acidity. The acidity of various pollens is commonly activated when it comes in contact with water, so waiting for the rain to "wash it off" can do more harm than good. In other words, the acidic pollen can damage your car paint and lead to the formation of rust. Now you know why pollen can be a huge problem for many drivers this time of year. Let's take a look at some preventative tips!
Ways to Prevent Pollen Damage to Your Car
- Wash your car frequently - Running the hose isn't enough to minimize the risk of pollen damage. It's important that you use soap to contain the pollen before washing it away safely. Furthermore, be sure to use light motions and a non-abrasive cloth to srub.
- Add a layer of wax - If you want to take it a step further, waxing your car would be a good idea. It adds an extra layer of protection to your vehicle as it offers a slickness to prevent pollen and other contaminants from clinging onto your car.
- Replace your filters - Having a clean car on the outside doesn't mean that you'll have a pollen-free environment inside. You need to take extra steps to ensure that pollen doesn't get into the passenger cabin so that you don't suffer from allergy symptoms. If you aren't in the habit of doing so, you should change your vehicle's cabin filter at the start of the season. This will keep your ventilation system clean.
If you need help with a filter replacement or any other maintenance service, know you can depend on the automotive experts at City Garage. Please call or visit one of our 14 convenient locations today!