Washing Pollen Off of Your Vehicle

washing pollen off of your vehicle

Its that time of year again.. Pollen season.

Unfortunately, you can’t prevent pollen from landing on your car, unless you keep it locked away in a garage or under a cover, so at some point, you’re going to have to remove it from your vehicle. Continue reading about the dangers of pollen as well as our tips for washing pollen off of your vehicle.

Pollen is something you want to remove as often as you can. While there are many types of pollen, two popular types around this time of year are flower (Morning Glorys) pollen and tree (pine) pollen. Although they may not look abrasive from a distance, all pollen is considered environmental fallout (along with acid rain, bird droppings, tree sap and decaying insects) because of its threat to material surfaces, including auto finishes.

But, pollen isn’t something that can simply be wiped off (without damaging your vehicle). This is because a single pollen grain can cling to the various pores of your paint. For this reason, simply wiping pollen off your car can cause many small scratches. For a quick and harmless solution for washing pollen off your vehicle, visit one of our touch free car washes.

Once you have your car washed at a professional car wash, you can reduce the “stickiness” of pollen by having a good wax job. But wax on or wax off, you can count on pollen coming back, again and again, until the season is over. In the meantime, get yourself a $3 car wash once a week to protect your investment.

Now that you have some knowledge, fight back against mother nature, and keep your ride looking fresh!