According to an entry on the FindMyLocal.com.au blog, such contaminants must be cleaned off straight away otherwise they can cause untold damage to the car's paint.
The source stated that this is one of the five most essential tasks which drivers must carry out in between detailing jobs.
"These spots have a high level of acidity that eats through the wax on your car and starts to damage the actual paintwork over time. The faster you get it off the paintwork the less damage it will cause," the article added.
Research carried out last year by Autoglym found that bug splats can cause just as much damage to a car as bird droppings and that drivers must be vigilant and remove them on a regular basis.
Posted by Anne Simpson