Keeping Your Car Free of Spring Pollen


Everyone loves springtime and the warm weather that comes with it. But all those blooming flowers that brighten up your morning commute have a nasty side-effect: pollen. It can build up on your car like drifts of yellow snow, but spring pollen is more than a nuisance. It can actually corrode your paint job and even damage the body of your car. Here’s the Mercedes-Benz of Silver Spring guide to dealing with spring pollen.

In the College Park, MD area, greenish-yellow dust from blooming flowers coats everything during spring. Although it’s a sign of healthy plant life, pollen can be irritating to people with allergies, and straight-up dangerous to your car. As plant genetic material, pollen has a very high acidity, which could damage your 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. It’s considered environmental fallout, like bird droppings, smashed insects, tree sap, and acid rain.

To protect your car from pollen, break out your soap and wax. Whenever your car gets coated too thickly, just start washing it with your usual tools like car cleaner, sponges, microfiber clothes, and rags. Depending what plants you have in your part of Silver Spring, your pollen could have varying levels of stickiness, so different amounts of elbow grease could be require. Once your car is clean and dry, immediately apply a wax solution, which will protect your car from future spores. Unless, that is you’re currently in the middle of a pollen storm. Then, your orbital buffer could just scrub more pollen into your car’s finish and deal more damage.

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