Car care tips to keep pollen and bugs off vehicles

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Allergy sufferers aren't the only ones dealing with pollen. It's a pain for motorists, as well. 3 Minute Magic Car Wash warns drivers to keep their cars clean of the build up as it can strip the paint off vehicles.

The car care experts say to rinse your car off first. Keep two separate buckets on hand, one with clean water and another with car washing soap and water. This prevents clean water from getting dirty. They recommend saving the bumper for last so the majority of bugs and residue are kept in one place.

Another tip, consider rain repellent for your windshields. April is known for rain showers and the experts say any kind of repellent is better than none.

Check your windshield wipers and make sure they are working properly. They get a lot of use this time of year with pollen and bugs. A spray of glass cleaner and a microfiber towel will often do the trick when cleaning wipers. If that doesn't work, it is time to consider replacing them.