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The Dangers of Pollen and Sap, and How It Affects Your Car

Springtime is a beautiful season with blooming flowers and lush greenery, but it also comes with some challenges for car owners. Pollen and tree sap are two of the most common substances that can cause damage to your car's exterior if left untreated. Here are some reasons why you should not leave pollen and sap on your car and what you can do about it.

Pollen may seem harmless, but it can actually be very damaging to your car's paint job. The fine dust can scratch the surface of your car's paint and cause it to look dull and faded over time. This is because pollen particles are abrasive and can create small scratches on the surface of your car. Tree sap is another substance that can be damaging to your car's exterior. It can cause the paint to discolor and even corrode the metal underneath. This is because sap contains natural acids, used in the making of turpentine, that can eat away at the protective clear coat on your car's paint job. As sap sits on your car and hardens, it makes it more difficult to remove.

But the dangers of leaving pollen and sap on your car don't end there. When these substances accumulate on your windshield, they can impair your visibility, making it more difficult to see while driving. This can be especially dangerous when driving at high speeds on the highway or in inclement weather conditions.

To prevent damage from pollen and sap, it's important to regularly wash your car during the springtime. This will remove any pollen or sap that has accumulated on your car's exterior and prevent it from causing damage. If the sap has accumulated over a period of time, washing alone may not be enough to remove the sap, you may also have to give your car a clay bar treatment to remove the stubborn sap. It's also a good idea to apply a protective wax or sealant to your car's paint job, which can help repel pollen and sap and keep your car looking shiny and new. Booking one of our exterior packages is a perfect way to battle the effects of pollen and sap.

So as you enjoy the beautiful springtime weather, don't forget about your car. By taking care to remove pollen and sap and protect your car's paint job, you can ensure that your car looks great and stays safe on the road.


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