Winter is finally over. The warm sunshine and fresh blooming flowers can be found throughout Tennessee, but so can pollen. We may not be able to give much advice on spring allergies, but we can make sure you know how to clean your car properly when pollen hits. Take a look at some of these tips and tricks to protect your car from pollen this year.
Protect Your Paint
Since pollen is a naturally occurring substance, it will stick to your vehicle’s paint more than dirt or debris would. Pollen tends to stick and bond to your vehicle’s paint. Meaning, when you wash your vehicle, it will still appear to be there. Using a clay bar to remove the pollen will work wonders. Also, don’t forget microfiber towels are always your friend when it comes to cleaning off the exterior of your car.
Avoid Pollen Damage
If you don’t have the convenience of parking in a garage, don’t worry! Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent pollen from getting on vehicles, but there are some things you can do to ensure the pollen cleanup goes smoother. By keeping a generous coat of wax or synthetic sealant on your paint, it will make the pollen stick less, thus making your car wash so much easier.
Time to Clean
The first thing you will want to do is move your car to a shaded area. If you put the product on your vehicle in the sun, it will dry way too fast or even evaporate. Washing your vehicle from the top down and letting your cleaning supplies soak before wiping it off will ensure a clean vehicle. Also, remember to always wipe down your vehicle with a clean towel.
You can never have too many towels when washing your vehicle. You want to make sure each time you go to clean your vehicle you are using a clean towel, especially a microfiber towel. The size of your vehicle will determine how many towels you need.
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Scrubbing on your vehicle’s paint is never a good idea. Trust the products you use to do a good job. Sprays and soap work hard to break down the dirt, so you don’t have to put too much muscle into it.