What’s The Best Way To Clean Your Vehicle To Reduce The Presence Of Coronavirus?

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These tips on car cleaning advice will help keep your vehicle more germ-free than if you left it to fend for itself. No amount of cleaning can guarantee you’ll avoid catching a bug, but these suggestions help to minimize the risk. The added bonus is that your car will enjoy its new status as a clean machine

Disinfectant wipes work best in your car or SUV’s cabin. It is the cleaner most used by manufacturers of most automotive interiors today. Soap and water will work, too.

Spend extra time on the steering wheel. According to carrentals.com, a steering wheel can have four times the amount of germs found on an average toilet seat! Use disinfecting wipes to clean all the surfaces on the steering wheel. This includes the controls for radio, voice control, cruise control, navigation, and paddle shift levers.

Also clean the door and center console armrests, display screens, cupholders, cubbyholes, air conditioner vents. Don’t forget the door “grab handles.” You touch them more than you realize and are hot spots for germs including the coronavirus. You will very likely be surprised by the amount of dirt your wipes will pick up.

What not to use

Do not use any type of bleach or hydrogen peroxide on the vehicle’s interior. They will cause damage to the vinyl and plastics used in most modern vehicles today. Never use any ammonia-based cleaning products! These can be found in “Blue Glass Cleaners.” The ammonia breaks down the vinyl on the dashboard, making it sticky when subjected to heat and light. Additionally, to avoid damage to anti-glare coatings, the glass cleaner should not be used on touch display screens.

Finally, a good scrubbing with soap and water can help rid surfaces of coronavirus and other germs. It just may take a little bit longer to effectively clean it properly. Don’t scrub too hard, though, as you might find you are removing some of the surface coatings or dyes.

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