LoveBugs, the Untold Story
Lovebugs are a dirty word in more tropical places and for us an unforeseen terror living in paradise. Lovebugs are only a real problem in Florida in September and March, but if you have ever experienced lovebug season, it can be trying on your nerves. They fly in swarms everywhere landing aimlessly on pretty much everything which is just annoying, but the damage they are causing your car is terrifying. The harm these insects can cause to your vehicle can lead to thousands in repair, and stranded on the side of the road.These little flying insects can not only damage your paint from their little acidic insides, they also can lead to overheating. Yes, we said overheat your car, cause when you drive they do their best to fill your car radiator with their little bodies, preventing airflow leading to issues like head gasket failure on your engine. Then there are their little toxic insides that are really playing havoc to that shine clear coat, as the acid left slowly eats your cars finish away on your lovely paint job. Here we’re going to tell you the issues these little bugs can cause and how you can prevent a tragedy for you and your ride.
So most of us just can’t stop driving and keep our cars locked away in our garage, but there are simple steps you can take to care for your vehicle during lovebug season.
- First, you want to spray off your car removing as many as you can without scrubbing.
- Second, mix yours up a bucket of soap, we like to use Turtle Wax T-472R, but this is just a preference.
- Third, you want to have something very soft so you don’t damage your paint as you wipe the remains of the lovebugs away.
- Forth, finally you want to spray the soap of your car and really spray down the radiator well, it would really suck to be stranded in a pretty car.
Here is our video of us doing this for our truck, I know I really like visuals.
We really hope this helps you make it unscathed through lovebug season, we’d love to hear your feedback on this article. We are always willing to learn and are aware we don’t know it all.
The video features my love Danielle Redding, author of www.dininginwithdanielle.com