It’s finally Spring! While everyone is happy for the sun, greenery, and flowers, Spring also brings the dreaded POLLEN! Did you know that pollen can cause as many problems with your car as it does you? Just leaving the pollen on your car can cause it to corrode the body of your vehicle.
What is Pollen?
Pollen is a very fine powder produced by trees, flowers, grasses, and weeds to fertilize other plants of the same species. People can have an adverse immune response when they breathe in pollen – known as allergies. Your car can also react to pollen if not treated. Pollen usually remains on surfaces unless removed by rain and wind. But, letting Mother Nature take care of the problem doesn’t do your car any favors.
Pollen dust is acidic and sticky. Acidic materials like pollen can quickly damage the paint, and the longer you let it sit, the harder it is going to be to remove. Pollen can have spiky surfaces that cause swirls and minute hairline scratches in your car’s finish. So always be sure not to wipe the pollen off your car while it’s dry, or you’ll have scratches in the paint.
Being proactive is the best way to handle pollen. What does that mean? Wash your car. The easiest way to wash your car is to use an express car wash. Most car washes use less water than you’d use washing it at home. Also, with the frequency of pollen build-up, cleaning at home can take up valuable time that you could use doing more enjoyable things.
The last and most crucial step in protecting the car. Time To Shine Super Ceramic wash applies a ceramic polymer, similar to but better than wax, which creates a durable layer of protection against pollen. The Super Ceramic polymer prevents etching and staining from allergens like pollen and makes the removal of insect and bird waste easier.
You won’t be able to prevent pollen, but you can keep the effects of the allergen to a minimum by washing regularly and using Time To Shine offerings like Super Ceramic. Learn more about Monthly Washing Packages.