Driving With Your Bugs On?

Driving with dead bugs on your windshield can be pretty annoying but those pests can also damage your paint job.

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Our Auto Guy, Jim Champion, has some advice on debugging your rig.

Must bugs stick like glue and can cause damage to your paint, so it's important to get them off as soon as possible.

The problem is that they are so hard to remove but there are products that you can buy that make it a lot easier. When you wash your car, you simply spray it on, let it soak and then wash it off.

When the bugs are really stubborn, you can use a special sponge to get them off of the car. But never use something like a scrub brush or scouring pad. Those will scratch the paint.

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If possible, get in and clean behind the grill too. There is an air conditioning part in front of your radiator that gets filled with bugs and it needs to be cleaned out. If not, your car will run hot and the air conditioner won't work very well.

Once you have your car cleaned up, apply a wax to the paint finish and a protective coating on the glass. There are also special Bug Wash fluids that you can use instead of standard windshield washer fluid. Then the bugs won't stick as well the next time around.

You can also use these clean up tips the next time that a bird drops in on your car.

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