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Cleaning Your Car Interior During Coronavirus

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Are you wondering how to clean your car interior fabric and plastic for the novel Coronavirus, without creating damage to the surfaces?

By this point, we’ve all heard that thorough hand-washing and cleaning high-touch surfaces are the two best methods to help stop the community spread of the novel Coronavirus. Regarding this, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the most respected health officials in the world are all agreed. Disinfecting can save lives.

This is even more true if you have a hunch that someone with Coronavirus has traveled in your car. Cars possess many commonly touched elements. Included amongst these are your steering wheel, shifter, and door handle to name just a sample few. In such a situation, immediate disinfection can make all the difference. Furthermore, if you frequently transport various passengers, it is a must to clean these contact surfaces.

So how should one clean all those surfaces without damaging your vehicle?

Sample High-Touch Areas

Door Handles

Keys

Engine Start Button

Seat Belt

Seat Adjuster

Window Control

Mirror Adjuster

Gear Shift

Wheel

Signal Indicator

All Dashboard Controls

Armrests

Vents

Touchscreen

Cleaners to Avoid:

Firstly, some cleaners should be avoided at all costs. Hydrogen peroxide and bleach, for example, can damage your upholstery. Another group to avoid are ammonia-based cleaners. These can damage touch screens by removing anti-glare and anti-fingerprint coatings. Furthermore, never use anything abrasive when cleaning a touchscreen device. This includes tissues or paper towels. Lastly, use common sense. Don’t treat all surfaces the same.

What You Should Do to Clean Your Car for Coronavirus:

Always Wear Gloves

Most importantly, use gloves if disinfecting a car. The Centers for Disease Control suggests the following:

“Gloves and any other disposable PPE used for cleaning and disinfecting the vehicle should be removed and disposed of after cleaning; wash hands immediately after removal of gloves and PPE with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.”cdc.gov

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Alcohol Solutions

The CDC recommends alcohol solutions of 70% alcohol is most effective. Alcohol not only kills Covid-19, but it is car friendly. Just be sure to keep it away from leather upholstery. Most leather has a protective layer, but if you don’t know the specifications, it is much better to be safe than sorry.

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A Soap & Water Solution

Another great option which is effective on most surfaces, including leather seats, is a simple mixture of water and soap. Just try not to scrub too fervently, or get your fabrics too wet.

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Microfiber Towels or 100% Cotton T-Shirts

Generally speaking, microfiber towels and/or old cotton t-shirts are a great solution that can be applied just about anywhere.

A Word About Leather Surfaces

Although we’ve mentioned leather several times above, it’s worth repeating. Avoid ammonia-based cleaners, bleach, alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide. Leather-specific cleaning wipes are best, but a damp cloth with water and soap will likely do the trick.

Stopping Coronavirus

Certainly, the strongest solution to stop community spread is to simply stay home and not share your vehicle. If you must share a car, however, drive a rental, get your car serviced, or transport others, then regular cleaning and disinfecting is the best way to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

Professional Cleaning and Detailing

Without fail, if you’re truly concerned, a professional detailing is the most thorough solution. Contact us for a complete list of cleaning treatments currently available.


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