Updated: Mar 15
With spring starting here soon, we thought it would be best to give you some tips on protecting your vehicle from pollen. Most people find the yellow film annoying, but they don't know how damaging it can be. Simply wiping or spraying down the vehicle doesn't do much. This can scratch the paint or even eat away at it due to its acidic properties. Here are five things you can do to protect your vehicles from pollen:
Get a car wash. Washing your car will ensure to get rid of pollen, and the effects pollen has on the vehicle. You might have to fit in a few extra times to get a car wash in the spring months, but your car will be in better condition in the long run.
Add a protective layer of wax. It makes it less likely that pollen will stick to your vehicle and will make it extra shiny!
Make sure to check your engine filter. Your engine filter is what collects all of the dust, debris, and pollen to keep out of your engine. It is recommended to replace your engine filter every 15k-30k miles.
Replace your interior cabin filter. Keep the air clean in your vehicle by replacing your cabin filter. This can be especially important if you have allergies. It also reduces the layer of yellow film that can appear inside your vehicle.
Make sure to clean your wiper blades. Pollen can build up on the wiper blades every time you wash your windshield. Eventually, the build-up will turn into a paste that smears across your windshield. It's pretty simple to clean wiper blades off. Just take a paper towel and wipe them off once a week.
With all of the weather and seasonal difficulties, cars can be a lot of work to maintain. However, by using the five steps outlined above will ensure that your car remains clean and runs smoothly.