April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring something else – pollen. While it’s great to see the flowers blooming, the pollen can wreak havoc on your car. Not only can it make your car look dirty, but it can also affect the way it drives. Here are some tips from Women Auto Know to help you protect your car during pollen season. First and foremost, rain is necessary for the pollen to burst. But it also makes the road slick, so it’s important to make sure your tires have good tread to ensure you have traction on the road. Keep your windows and vents closed while driving to prevent pollen from entering the car’s cabin, and use the air conditioning instead to keep the interior cool and comfortable. If pollen does make its way into the cabin, your cabin air filter can help remove it. Make sure to check your owner’s manual to see how to check and change the filter. It’s also important to clean the interior surfaces regularly to remove any pollen that may have settled on the seats, dashboard, and carpets. Pollen can also accumulate on your windshield wipers, causing streaks on the windshield glass. To prevent this, wipe off the pollen with window cleaner and a paper towel. It’s also important to apply a protective coating to your car’s exterior to protect it from pollen and other environmental factors. Waxing your car regularly can also help protect the paint and make it easier to clean. Just be sure to check with the manufacturer’s instructions before applying any new chemicals to your car to ensure they won’t damage the paint. By following these tips, you can help protect your car from the effects of pollen during the spring months. Happy driving! Remember, visit www.womenautoknow.com/driver-sign-up and nominate a shop today!