You may be spending less time in your car than usual with the pandemic keeping most Americans at home, but most of us are still going out to do necessary tasks like grocery shopping. Keep these tips in mind to sanitize your car and reduce your risk of spreading and contracting COVID-19.
Clean The Interior
Cleaning the interior of your car is vital to limiting the spread of coronavirus, both to the people riding in your car and those outside it. Use rubbing alcohol, disinfectant wipes, or just regular soap and water to wipe down the dashboard, steering wheel, and other non-fabric surfaces.
If you have fabric seats and carpeting, use a small amount of laundry detergent and water to clean it. You don’t want to get it too wet or sudsy, or you risk ruining the material. And avoid all ammonia cleaners, as they can damage your interior.
Clean The Exterior
Your hands make contact with the outside of your car too, when you open the doors, pop the cargo hatch, or check under the hood, to name a few. Wash the outside of your car regularly, paying special attention to the door handles and other areas you touch frequently.
Keep Yourself Clean
Always use hand sanitizer or wash your hands to kill any traces of the virus you may have come into contact with before you drive. It’s also a good idea to wear gloves when you drive.
For more tips on maintaining your car, contact the service department at Buff Whelan Chevrolet in Sterling Heights, Michigan.