Keep Your Car Pollen-free, Inside and Out
Desperate to find ways to keep your car pollen-free this spring? We've got plenty of tips and tricks to help you keep that yellow powder off and out of your car - check out a few below!
- Clean your cabin air filter: Most vehicles built since 2000 have an air filter for the interior in order to help screen out pollen and other airborne pollutants. Cabin filters also help to prevent a car's core and air conditioner from becoming clogged. Typically located under the hood near the base of the windshield or behind the glove compartment.
- Keep the outside clean: Pollen may not look like it can scratch or damage the surface of your car, but wiping it off or even leaning against a pollen-coated fender can cause scratching. The best way to remove the powder is to start out the spring with a freshly washed car and apply an even coat of wax to the surface. This allows you to just rinse the pollen off weekly as you like.
- Button up: With temperatures rising, it may be tempting to roll down the windows and let the warm air in. But the best thing to do while the pollen is falling is to keep your windows and doors buttoned up while driving and while parked, especially in the early morning or at dusk when the pollen is at its prime.