Disinfecting Your Car During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With states and businesses beginning to open up in the coming weeks you’ll be on the go more and in and out of your car. In some areas, the curve is flattening out, but  COVID-19 is still very contagious and the virus can live on surfaces in your car. We have put together some tips to help you safely disinfect your car for every day use.

We want to start out with the right tools for the job, a microfiber cloth is your best option for wiping down your car’s surfaces. Isopropyl alcohol, or rubbing alcohol,  can be used on all surfaces of your car and is effective in killing the virus. When cleaning your car you want to avoid bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and ammonia-based cleaners. These cleaners may damage protective coatings on your car’s interior.

If you don’t have any rubbing alcohol in your home, using dish soap will do the trick. You will have to do more scrubbing to make sure the virus is killed. Be careful with the amount of suds and water used on upholstered seats. If there are too many suds you may not be able to get them out of the seat. When a lot of water is used then it gets deep into the foam of your seat and can cause a musty moldy smell. With leather seats, it is important to clean with caution because leather has dye and the dye can come out. With vigorous cleaning, it’s best to use leather cleaning products.

Areas of focus should be the places in your vehicle that are most frequently touched, such as the steering wheel, door handles, shift lever, any buttons or touch screens, wiper and turn signal stalks, passenger and driver door armrests, grab handles, and seat adjusters.

Once you’re finished cleaning, don’t forget to wash your hands before and after driving. While hand washing is still the number one way to protect yourself against Covid-19, we hope these car cleaning tips can help you stay proactive.

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