There’s nothing like the first warm day of the year. With your windows down and tunes cranked, worries seem to float away – until you catch your first trace of pollen, that is. Pollen grain is a frequent allergy trigger, causing most people to sneeze and sniffle all season long. Because it is airborne, pollen can land just about anywhere, including on and inside your vehicle. With a few simple steps, you can prevent pollen from completely invading your space.
Don’t Neglect Pre-Season Car Care
It’s true what they say: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you’re really hoping to prevent pollen from building up, polish and wax your car before allergy season begins. This helps to reduce the odds of pollen oxidation and maintain the integrity of your car’s paint. Shine protectants are also a good idea, as it can help reduce pollen buildup and guard against stains.
Do Take Care to Clean Your Interiors
While a thin coat of pollen on your car’s exterior is certain to grab your attention, pollen can also work itself way into your interiors. They cling to your clothes and hair, fly in as you roll the window down, and get sucked up through your car’s ventilation system. All the pollen settles into fabrics, nooks, and crannies. If you’ve noticed you’re sneezing a lot behind the wheel, it may be time to do a thorough wipe down and vacuum job.
Don’t Forget to Check Under the Hood
You can work tirelessly to fight pollen on the inside and outside of your car, but if you’re not checking under the hood, all your efforts might be for nought. Pollen can be found anywhere air might be flowing, so take time to check your air filter, fuel filter, and your fuel injection system. High pollen count can even impact engine performance, so you’ll want to do your due diligence.
Economy Express Wash offers a number of options to keep your car as pollen-free as possible this spring. Take advantage of our monthly plans to maintain your vehicle all year long!