How to Prep Your Car for Spring and Pollengeddon

posted 21 March, 2023 by Angela Robinson

Spring is here in full effect and while we can all agree the seasonal change is beautiful, with it comes our dreaded nemesis: pollen. As pollen collects on your vehicle's exterior, it can not only detract from its appearance but also cause damage to your paint job if left untreated. Pollen can affect your health, the performance of your car's air filters, and even cause engine damage. It's crucial to regularly wash your car during pollen season to help maintain your car's aesthetic and also improve your driving experience. In this blog, we'll explore the benefits of washing your car during pollen season and how Spiffy's mobile car care services can make this task easy if you don’t want to do it yourself!

Wash Your Car Regularly

The first place we start to notice pollen during the new spring season is on our cars. It starts as a light layer - just faint enough to barely see it but enough to know it’s there! Dreading this, we all know what the solution is, a good wash! Hand-washing your car regularly can help remove the pollen and other dirt that might have accumulated on your car's surface. You may think that a quick run through a touchless wash will do it but you could actually be causing more harm with that method. Touchless washes use abrasive brushes that can scratch the paint on your car and make it more susceptible to further damage from pollen. Even worse, oftentimes touchless washes not very thorough.
With a Spiffy Car Wash you get a hand car wash and towel dry performed wherever you are. We recommend it every 2 to 4 weeks. Hand washing ensures we can get into all crevices that might be missed in an automatic wash. We dry your car with microfiber towels that will make sure that any remaining dust or dirt is not left on the surface of your vehicle and that it sparkles like new!

Wax Your Car

Waxing your car before pollen season is ideal, but don’t worry if you’re late. Waxing provides additional benefits beyond protecting the paint from contaminants. A layer of wax creates a physical barrier that prevents pollen from sticking to the surface of your car, making it easier to clean and reducing the potential for paint damage. In addition, regular waxing can create a scratch-resistant barrier that protects against minor abrasions and micro-scratches caused by dust and debris. And that's not all – waxing also creates a barrier against UV rays, helping to prevent fading and damage to the paint over time.
At Spiffy, we offer a range of services that include waxing, such as our Spiffy and Shine, Awesome Detail, and Totally Awesome Detail packages. Our professional technicians apply the wax with a random orbital buffer and polish it by hand, leaving your car with a brilliant shine guaranteed to turn heads. We recommend booking a wax service at least twice a year, or more frequently if you live in an area with high pollen counts, to keep your car looking its best and protected from the elements.

Clean Your Car's Interior

Keeping your interior tidy is crucial when we enter the spring season. We start spending more time traveling and being in our cars during this season and we want to preserve the comfortability in your car. During the spring season, pollen can quickly accumulate inside your car, making it uncomfortable and even triggering allergies. Getting a complete detail is the best start to keep your car's interior clean and allergen-free!
At Spiffy, we offer two main detail packages – the Awesome Detail and Totally Awesome Detail – that provide the ultimate cleaning experience. Our professional technicians use top-of-the-line equipment and cleaning products to remove all dirt, dust, and pollen from your car's interior, leaving it looking and feeling like new. We also offer a range of add-on services, including Pet Hair Removal, Child Car Seat Cleaning, and Rain Repellent, to meet all your cleaning needs. With our convenient mobile services, we can come to your location and perform the cleaning while you go about your day. Book a detail service with Spiffy today and enjoy a fresh, clean, and allergen-free driving experience during pollen season!

Replace Your Cabin Air Filters

One of the main downsides of spring is the way pollen can make it more difficult to breath. You find yourself leaving the windows rolled up just to reduce the amount of pollen that gets in the car! The main component of your car that helps with filtering pollen is your cabin air filter. To reduce your exposure to pollen while driving, it's essential to have a functioning cabin air filter in your car. Your car's air filters can get clogged with pollen, dust, and debris during spring and should be replaced yearly, and even more frequently if you live in a high-pollen area, to ensure proper airflow, improved performance and prevent engine damage.
At Spiffy, we offer Cabin Air Filter replacement in many markets as a service upgrade starting at only $49! Our professional technicians will quickly and efficiently replace your cabin air filter, ensuring clean air flows through your car's ventilation system. With our convenient mobile services, we can come to you and perform this critical maintenance task, saving you time and hassle. Don't let pollen affect your driving experience – book a Cabin Air Filter replacement service with Spiffy today!

Book A Spiffy Service to Fight Pollengeddon

If you want to fight pollen with the least amount of hassle, book a Spiffy service today! Download the app, go to, or call 844-438-7743 to speak with our Spiffy Customer Care Team. I might even be the one answering the phone!

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Written by Angela Robinson

Angela is a Customer Care Representative with the Spiffy Customer Care team and a guest writer for the Spiffy Marketing team. She enjoys cooking, gaming and spending time with her family.