How to Disinfect Your Car at Home
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc around the world. The virus is highly contagious and can survive on non-living surfaces for days. As the government restrictions have eased recently and the world is returning to normality, we must not forget that the virus is still out there.
Therefore, it is crucial to maintain social distancing and sanitize your belongings every day, including your car. Even if your car door and windows are mostly closed, you should make it a habit to sanitize it. Learn more about car sanitization and keeping your car infection-free during the pandemic. For thorough sanitization, here are five steps to follow while cleaning your car or How to disinfect your car at home or sanitize car.
Note: Before you start cleaning, make sure to wear disposable gloves and masks to minimize the risk of infection.
Start with the Floor Mat
Because of the dirt and grime stuck to your shoes as you enter, the floor mats are the grimiest part of your car. Not to mention, with the dirt, there’s a high chance of the COVID-19 virus on the floor mats.
Hence, you should start by removing the mats and shaking off the built-up dirt. With soap water and a washcloth, wipe out the remaining dust and grime and let the mats dry out completely.
Disinfect the Dashboard and Seats
While cleaning your car seat, it’s better to wipe it with soap water as it’s the most gentle on the leather finish. Disinfectant wipes often damage the leather finish, and if you intend to sanitize your car regularly, soap water is the wiser choice.
Avoid using common household cleaning products like bleach and hydrogen peroxide as they are harsh on the car upholstery and might cause damage and discoloration.
When you’re cleaning the dashboard, first, wipe off the dust and grime with a clean cloth and then use disinfectant wipes to sanitize it thoroughly.
Do Not Forget the High-Touch Zones
High-touch zones are the areas that are touched frequently like door handles, stereo system, gear stick, steering wheel, armrest etc. So obviously, these are the most hazardous areas and need to be sanitized regularly.
If you have a leather steering wheel cover, it’s best to sanitize it with either soap water or disinfectant wipes for leather. For the buttons and switches, use wipes to avoid any liquid-based damage.
Service the Air Conditioning
As per recent studies, COVID-19 is supposedly airborne and can harbor in your air conditioning. Therefore, you should get your air conditioning sanitized by professionals and minimize the risk of infection.
Keep Your Hands Clean
Make it a habit of sanitizing your hands whenever you sit in a car. Not only will it minimize the risk of infection but also prevent you from transferring the virus to your car’s interiors.
Another tip is to carry the hand sanitizer with you instead of keeping it in your car as the high heat can reduce its efficiency.
Lastly and most importantly, you should always maintain social distancing. Avoid handing your car over to others, maintain a safe distance while you are out, and wear a mask if you are travelling with someone else.
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