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It’s Allergy Season! Pollen and Your Car

Pollen and Your Car

It’s that time of year again, the temperatures are rising, and flowers are blooming. But all that beauty comes with a price. Pollen is everywhere, and it doesn’t just trigger allergies and affect how we breathe; it can cause problems with your vehicle.

Here are a few things that pollen can do to your car:

  • Paint Damage: Pollen can be acidic and corrosive, and when it mixes with moisture, it can eat away at a car’s paint. Over time, this can lead to paint damage, discoloration, and even rusting.
  • Reduced Visibility: Pollen can accumulate on a car’s windshield and windows, making it difficult to see clearly. This can be a safety hazard, especially when driving in rainy or humid conditions.
  • Aesthetic Issues: Pollen can leave a yellowish-green film on a car’s exterior, which can be unsightly and difficult to remove. This can diminish the appearance of the car and reduce its resale value.

During this time of year, when pollen is high, getting your car washed regularly is especially important. If left on the car’s exterior for an extended period, pollen can cause lasting damage to the paint, leading to rusting and other issues. Using high-quality car wax after washing is also a good idea to provide additional protection against pollen and other environmental factors. Luckily, our Ultimate Car Wash includes Hot Wax, and if you upgrade to the Signature Wash, you can enjoy the added protection of Ceramic Shield & Shine.

Additionally, pollen can reduce visibility when it accumulates on the windshield and windows, making it difficult to see clearly while driving. Regular washing of the car can help to maintain clear visibility, reducing the risk of accidents and ensuring safer driving.

The best solution would be to upgrade your wash with Ceramic Shield & Shine and Rain-X for just $5 each. These are also available standard in the Signature Car Wash package.

Ultimately, getting your car washed regularly, particularly when pollen is high, is important to protect the car’s showroom look and enhance safe driving.

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