Pollen on the car: How to get rid of the pollen
Created: 05/12/2022Updated: 05/12/2022, 16:40
By: Omer Kayali
Pollen often settles on car hoods.
© Jessica Berger/dpa
Pollen and pollen like to stick to cars.
But there are a few tips on how to get the car clean again in the spring.
In spring, pollen and pollen fly through the air again.
On cars, this leaves a stubborn layer of pollen that is not easy to remove.
There are a few things to keep in mind when cleaning.
In spring, pollen and pollen are often blown through the air.
If they remain on the car, they are sometimes not that easy to remove.
But experts have advice.
Flower dust and pollen on the car: what you can do about it
Pollen is as
aggressive as bird
by far not.
But if you wait too long to wash, you can still damage the paintwork.
When it rains, the pollen cleans cars fairly well, but don't wait for rainy weather.
It's better to wash your car at least
every 14 days
, that's what TÜV-SÜD recommends.
The pollen itself is not harmful to the paintwork, but if it mixes with sand or similar, this can result in minor scratches in the paintwork due to an emery effect.
To remove the pollen, car owners should
use a pressure washer
It should be noted here that the radiator should be at least 30 centimeters away from the car in order to avoid possible damage.
Antifreeze should be avoided
It is also important to use a summer window cleaner
instead of antifreeze
Otherwise, in connection with the pollen, a mixture is created that is even more difficult to remove from the vehicle's windscreen.
Unlike pollen, other resinous substances such as honeydew can cling to paint more stubbornly.
Especially at higher temperatures, this can mean that the stains are particularly difficult to remove.
The residues should therefore be removed as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
You have to keep this in mind when washing your car
Before you grab a bucket and sponge, you should first find out whether you are even allowed to do this in your residential area.
When washing cars, cleaning agents are used again and again, the chemical substances of which should not get into the groundwater.
In some places,
washing with water is already forbidden
, since oil residues or similar can come off the car and get into the groundwater.
There is no uniform nationwide regulation, so you should definitely inform yourself in advance.
Depending on the federal state, there are penalties of several thousand euros.