Anyone else over this pollen invasion we are having?! We are too! Pollen usually makes all of our allergies go crazy, unless you’re a superhuman then which we applaud you, and overwhelms our cars with a disgusting yellow residue. Not only does it look gross on your car, but it can also damage the paint. No good folks! At Heartland Ford of Heber Springs, we have compiled some easy tips to help you keep your car nice and clean. We hope these help you out!

 

How to get pollen off of your car:

 
  1. Start by washing the pollen off with water. Pro tip: begin on the roof and spray until all the yellow yuck is gone. A simple water hose you have in your yard will do. If you wash it incorrectly beware that you can ripe off the paint and even scratch your vehicle. Pollen can be more dangerous than people think. If pollen is left on your vehicle for an extended period of time it will stick to your car's body and when you try to remove it, it can ruin your paint.  

  2. Dry your car immediately with a clean towel.

  3. Now we wax! Now, waxing won’t prevent pollen getting on your vehicle BUT it will add extra protection on your car’s paint job against the environmental stressors. You could even get an extra layer of sealant on your vehicle. 

  4. Park your car inside...obviously. Pollen will still get on your vehicle, but at least it will help stop some of it!

  5. Be wary of using microfiber cloths as this can actually scratch your paint.

  6. Final tip! Wash your car once a week! Now we know this is a super tedious thing to do, but it’s going to help so much.

 

Luckily pollen season is just that...a season. YES! So once it's over, you can go back to a normal car wash schedule. Do you have any questions about car maintenance, washing or waxing? Make sure to call us at Heartland Ford of Heber Springs, or schedule a car service appointment with us today!

 

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