Pollen is a common allergen affecting many people during spring and summer. While it is well-known that pollen can cause respiratory issues in humans, many car owners are unaware of pollen's impact on their vehicles.
Pollen is a fine, powdery substance from flowering plants, trees, and grasses. When it gets in the air, it can be carried by wind currents and settle on any nearby surfaces, including your car. As a result, your vehicle's exterior, particularly the windshield, and hood, can become covered in a yellowish film of pollen.
While this might not seem like a huge deal, it can actually have a significant impact on your vehicle's performance. Pollen can clog your vehicle's air filter, reducing airflow and decreasing fuel efficiency. This can also cause your engine to work harder, potentially leading to damage over time.
Additionally, pollen can cause damage to your vehicle's paint job. When pollen settles on your car's exterior, it can attract moisture and create a corrosive substance that can eat away at the paint. This can lead to rust and other long-term damage.
So, what can you do to protect your car from pollen? The first step is to regularly wash your vehicle to remove any pollen buildup. This can be done with a standard car wash solution and water, or you can opt for a specialized pollen-removing solution for a deeper clean.
We recommend regularly replace your vehicle's air filter regularly, particularly during pollen-heavy seasons. With a clean filter, your engine will get proper airflow and its efficiency won't be impacted.
While pollen might seem like a harmless annoyance, it can actually have a significant effect on your vehicle's performance and appearance. By taking proactive steps to remove pollen buildup and replace your air filter, you can ensure your vehicle runs and looks its best.