How do you protect your car from pollen?

This spring is my first as a car owner. The trees in my neighborhood dump pollen everywhere. I know cars don't have allergies, but pollen isn't good for the paint. How can I protect my vehicle from pollen?

Answer
You are correct; pollen doesn’t just cause trouble for people, but also for your car’s paint job and filters.
To protect your car’s paint job, you will need to wash and wax your vehicle during the spring frequently. You should also park your car somewhere enclosed, like a garage, as often as possible.
Regularly check and replace your engine filter and cabin filters. These filters keep pollen and pollution out, but a build up of pollen prevent them from doing their job and could lead to future problems down the road, like your engine overheating or your car smelling.
Just like you regularly wash and maintain your car, you should also check that you’re getting the best rate on the coverage you need. The Jerry app automaticaly reviews your policy every six months to ensure you’re getting the best deals, and if you’re not, we’ll send lower rates right to your phone. The average Jerry driver saves $879 a year on car insurance!
Lauren Smith
Answered on Oct 27, 2021
Lauren has written for World Nomads, the Matador Network, Korvia Consulting, and once upon a time Three Fates Games. She graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a BFA in Creative Writing. After graduating, she moved overseas and lived in South Korea where she spent her free time traveling and going on road trips with friends. She misses the rest stop potatoes and is trying to figure out how to recreate them at home. She's now based outside of Chicago and when she's not writing she spends her free time reading, playing video games, and exploring whenever she can.
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