Preparing Your Car for Pollen Season: Tips for Keeping Your Vehicle Clean in Minnesota and North Dakota

As spring arrives in Minnesota, and North Dakota, so does pollen season. While the blooming flowers and budding trees bring beauty to the landscape, they also bring pollen, dust, and other allergens that can wreak havoc on your car’s cleanliness and your allergies. At Matt’s Automotive Service Center, we understand the importance of keeping your vehicle clean and your allergies at bay during this time of year. Here are some tips to help you prepare your car for pollen season:


  1. Regularly Wash Your Car: Pollen can accumulate on your car’s exterior, making it appear dirty and affecting its paint job. Regularly washing your car can help remove pollen, dust, and other contaminants, keeping your vehicle looking clean and shiny. Be sure to use a car wash solution that is gentle on your car’s paint and finish.
  2. Clean Or Replace Your Air Filters: Pollen doesn’t just stay on the outside of your car; it can also find its way into your vehicle’s cabin through the air vents. Dirty air filters can exacerbate allergies and reduce the air quality inside your car. Make sure to check and replace your cabin air filters regularly to ensure that pollen and other allergens are filtered out effectively.
  3. Use Allergy-Friendly Interior Cleaners: When cleaning the interior of your car, opt for allergy-friendly cleaners that are free of harsh chemicals and fragrances. These cleaners can help remove pollen, dust, and other allergens from surfaces without triggering allergy symptoms.
  4. Vacuum Regularly: Pollen can settle into your car’s carpets, upholstery, and floor mats, so be sure to vacuum your car’s interior regularly to remove any accumulated allergens. Pay special attention to areas where pollen tends to collect, such as around the dashboard, air vents, and door frames.


By following these tips, you can help keep your car clean and your allergies in check during pollen season in Minnesota and North Dakota. Remember, if you need any assistance with car maintenance or repairs, the experts at Matt’s Automotive Service Center are here to help. Schedule an appointment with us today to ensure that your car is ready for the challenges of springtime driving.