Washing your hands and cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces are two of the best ways to defend against spreading the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you are heading back to work and out into your local community, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your car is not a carrier of these germs.
How to Kill the Coronavirus in Your Vehicle
- Firstly, declutter your vehicle. Remove unused and unwanted items, dirt, and debris from the interior of the car. Once you have removed items, it will be much easier to clean and maintain.
- Use disposable cloths or wipes if possible. If you re-use cloths, wash them after each use.
- Wipe down the steering wheel, leather seats, and trim with warm soap and water.
- For disinfecting, avoid using anything with bleach or hydrogen peroxide. Check that the product you are using can be applied to plastics, upholstery, touchscreens, and paintwork.
- Spray the disinfectant on high-touch surfaces such as the handbrake, gear lever, steering wheel, interior handles, sun visor, dashboard, buttons, and controls. Leave for a minute or two before wiping clean.
- Remember to wipe down the exterior door and trunk handles.
- Spray the key with disinfectant and wipe clean. This is especially important if you share your vehicle with another driver.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds after cleaning your car. If that’s not possible, use a hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol content to kill off the virus.
We hope that these tips help to get you ready for using your vehicle again in these times. For more information on how to stay safe and get coverage you need, contact the team at Hoffman Brown Company today.