With the lack of Winter weather – and no frost to help cleanse the air – this year has created havoc in the Spring, particularly with the pollen, mold, and other allergens that are native to the Coastal Empire.
The crazy haze in the atmosphere does more than irritate your eyes, nose and throat, it also irritates your car – both the engine and the paint – so it’s important to keep your car maintained during the season.
While pollen isn’t “harmful” to your paint job, you need to wash and wax your car with additional frequency than normal to ensure your car’s paint won’t fade or oxidize. Be sure to wash or rinse with water. Some recommendations you may hear include “dry wiping” your car, especially if your town is experiencing a drought like Savannah and the surrounding counties, however, not using water can cause wax removal and paint scratches.
If the paint damage wasn’t enough, the pollen can also cause filtration issues for your car. Even if you don’t change your automobile filter at every oil change, you should change it at the beginning and at the end of the season to keep pollen from being recycled inside your car.
Changing the air filter also keeps better air flow to your engine which keeps the engine cooler and helps your car perform at its best. Now is also not a bad time to change your car fluids too, especially if you haven’t done it in the last year. Spring cleaning is not just about your home, it can be about your car too!
Should you start to see issues with your automobile’s paint job, come visit the experts here at Wards Auto Painting and Bodyworks. We can help prepare your car now to have a pain free Spring allowing you to enjoy the weather AND the wind in your hair.