Autumn is strong all over the world, meaning many trees are dropping their leaves if they haven’t already. you already know that browse on the road They can be dangerous, but what if they are in your car? Should you remove them right away or just leave them alone? Are they dangerous or do they damage the car in any way?
Well, if you had to bet on these and you chose to remove them, you’d be right. Secure, leaves can damage your vehicle. It’s not like being thrown bird droppings or a cubata, but something that “works” (against you) over time. A few leaves, or the hypothetical situation where a car is completely covered in leaves within a few hours, is not guaranteed to cause damage. However, leaving one, two, or a handful of days or weeks behind is an entirely different matter.
How do the leaves affect the car?
Depending on the tree species from which they come, the degree of damage varies. We haven’t seen any studies looking at which blade will damage the vehicle the most, but that’s not that important right now. All leaves have pollen, sap (from the tree) and a certain acidity. The last part has the potential to damage body paint or varnish, but the first two are dangerous in their own right.
The wet leaves, for example, which can get to the car after it has rained, will leave dust marks if it dries after it has stopped raining. As it does, these wet leaves they also leave juice, pollen and acid in the mixThe latter, especially the latter, can “chew” the car paint, while the sap is sticky and helps to degrade the paint finish (with less shine).
Tree sap can be removed with isopropyl alcohol (rubbed with a cloth and then wiped) or with a specific tree sap cleaner. Test the latter on a smaller area before using it on the car body, just in case, to make sure there are no reactions between it and the paint.
What is the Best Way to Clean Up Leaves
The best possible solution to this problem is: don’t park under a tree Or, if you park under it, find out what kind of tree it is and check your car’s paint to see if there’s any sap left over at the end of the day. During the summer or early fall, you will recognize tree sap as a sticky residue that looks like wax.
If your car normally receives a lot of leaves on a regular basis, it’s best to: remove them as soon as possible. Avoid the situation where you leave it with leaves for days, as more rain will rot the leaves, making it even harder to remove, not to mention the smell. Avoid removing the leaves with a broom because it can scratch the body; Scratches from moving blades or bristles, so use your hands.
Yes OK a leaf blower might be the first instinct, we don’t recommend itbecause it can push some leaves under the hood or into other crevices of the car, negating the purpose of any action you take. Other types of damage leaves can cause include air intakes, sunroof drainage channels, or other drainage holes. When you’re done picking up by hand, delete the found ones in hard-to-reach places right away vacuum cleaner.
Be sure to remove all blades near the base of the windshield as that is where the vehicle heater intake system. You don’t want it to get leaves. Remove as many as possible with your hands and vacuum the rest. Do the same in the engine compartment, as the leaves collect there and will begin to decompose. The damage they do to that area is minimal, but they will eventually leave a sticky residue that will be a magnet for dust and grime in general.
For good paint protection, wash the car thoroughly at the end of each season and apply a layer of wax. Ceramic tiles also work, but it depends on your budget. Before scheduling an appointment, ask a local retailer or professional about what’s best for your car. In fact, you can apply the wax yourself if you have the desire, time and want to save a few bucks.