The birds are chirping, the bugs are emerging, and all the pretty trees and flowers that make Denver so beautiful are blooming. While these are all wonderful signs that spring is finally here, each can make it difficult to keep your car clean and shiny — and your auto glass clear and glistening. But there’s no need to fear, because your knowledgeable technicians at Denver Mobile Auto Glass have tips and tricks for keeping your entire vehicle looking great all spring.

Today, we’ll explore some of the most common springtime messes that can wreak havoc on your vehicle and how to clean them. Is your windshield already showing signs of wear and tear? Contact your trusted Denver windshield replacement and repair team for an estimate.

Beware of These Common Springtime Messes    

Pollen

Pollen is one of the first signs of spring. Along with causing your eyes to water, your nose to run, and nonstop sneezing episodes to occur, pollen can make a mess of your vehicle. There’s really no way to avoid that annoying yellow lining of pollen that blankets your car during spring, but you can easily clean it off.

Tip: Park in your garage or in a covered parking spot to avoid pollen coverage as much as possible. Unfortunately, the place where your car will likely collect the most pollen is in the parking lot at work, school, or any other public parking area. The best solution is to avoid parking directly near trees and foliage. Also, keep in mind that the longer you leave the pollen residue on your car, there’s a possibility of damaging the paint.

To clean, simply spray the body of your vehicle from the roof down to push the pollen off rather than spreading it around. Use hot, soapy water to remove any stuck-one residue.     

Tree Sap

Tree sap is one of the most annoying messes for your vehicle. A small drop of this sticky goo is a nightmare to remove from your finger, let alone your vehicle and auto glass. The best way to prevent a tree sap mess on your car is to avoid parking under trees. Springtime is a popular time to head into the high country, go four-wheeling on trails, and camp in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Keep in mind that passing overhanging branches on tight trails can lead to a sticky, yucky mess of tree sap on your car windows and the body of your vehicle.

Tip: Avoid parking under trees and if your car becomes caked with sap, reach for some Goo Gone®. Goo Gone makes an automotive formula so you can safely, yet effectively clean tough residues and sticky substances like sap off without damaging your windshield or paint.   

Dead Bugs

A sure sign of spring is that all those flying bugs start to emerge from hibernation, which means trouble for your windshield and the hood of your car. Driving at high speeds typically means your windshield and headlights will be covered in dead bugs and bug guts, which, if left unaddressed can mean poor visibility when driving.

Tip: Wash your car right after a road trip or extensive highway driving to get the stuck-on bugs off right away. Doing so will help keep your windshield clean and your car looking sleek.

Talk to Your Auto Glass Pros

If you windshield and car windows are in bad shape and need some work, call Denver Mobile Auto Glass to get an estimate and schedule a service. There’s no need to spend time searching “auto glass near me” or “windshield replacements near me” when your friendly, reliable Denver windshield replacement experts are just a click away.