Covid epidemics and some more serious infectious diseases, the threat of disease is always around us all the time. If you think going out with your own car provides safety measures, know that it does not eliminate the risk of infection. In fact, you may get germs on your hands and then touch the door handles, steering wheel, radio dial, etc. Germs will spread to those surfaces where they may infect others or even re -infect you after you wash. or clean your hands.
It is important to keep your car clean and virus -free to keep yourself and your family healthy. Follow these tips to keep your car clean!
Use the right cleaning tools
The right products can help kill viruses that live on surfaces such as plastic, leather, rubber and aluminum. Use a good quality cleaner for your car. You can use household cleaners and disinfectants but make sure they are safe to use for certain surfaces in your car.
Skin, for example, can be damaged by certain products. Some disinfectants make the surface of the skin dry. You can use mild soap and water then apply skin conditioner. This not only keeps the interior of your car germ -free. It is also a great way to reduce their spread.
Dust particles accumulate in your vehicle. And because some germs stay longer, make sure you empty your car regularly. When you do, make sure the mats, rugs, and pedals are thoroughly cleaned. Car seats, although can be vacuumed as well, should be disinfected and thoroughly cleaned. Do not skip this step. Make sure it is done once or twice a week to reduce the risk of spreading the virus and infection.
Focus on high contact surfaces
Some surfaces in your car are touched more often than others. These are places that your hands and fingers touch all the time like the steering wheel, screen, buttons, gear shifter, knobs, among others.
Reduce your risk of getting viruses and infections by cleaning these surfaces thoroughly using an internal cleaner.
Don’t forget the area at the top of the dashboard as it is the main place to accommodate germs and microorganisms. The air circulating around the car sweeps the windshield and eventually sticks to the dashboard.
Clean your car carpet
Having a clean carpet is not only important in helping you reduce the chances of getting sick. It also makes your trip more comfortable. Vacuum your carpet or if you can’t get a car vacuum, another good method is to use a terry cloth or microfiber cloth in the cleaning. Spray disinfectant on cloth and wipe on your carpet.
Do not skip the gray area
Even if some areas in your car aren’t touched as often as others, it’s still important to clean and disinfect them thoroughly as well. Areas such as headrests, headrests and window glass should not be skipped or ignored. Don’t forget to wipe the door handle from the inside and out as you come in contact with it every time you get out and get back into the car.
Keep sanitizer and disinfectant in your car
To keep yourself and your car protected from viruses, it is best to always use hand sanitizer and wet wipes. Clean your hands every time you get in your car before touching anything. Make sure you have a disinfectant in your car as well, so that cleaning and disinfection can be done right away when necessary.
Disinfect your HVAC unit
The air distributed by your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) can carry viruses and infections. Therefore, disinfection of your HVAC unit is a must. Perform a thorough cleaning of the entire system including the filter. It does not necessarily require professional expertise. You can remove the cabin filter from the back of the compartment and spray it with disinfectant.
With or without the global health crisis, it is important to keep cleanliness and sanitation a priority in your home and car. Follow these tips to keep your vehicle virus free and keep yourself protected from infection.