With the frightening reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, more attention is being brought to the importance of keeping things clean. That goes for your vehicle, too, especially if you’re in situations where you could come into contact with someone who’s carrying the virus. Knowing how to clean and disinfect your car won’t just come in handy in these strange times; they’ll also be helpful during the flu and cold season.
Leave no surface uncleaned
When you’re cleaning your vehicle, you should pay particular mind to high-touch areas like door handles, the steering wheel and dashboard controls. These surfaces should be thoroughly disinfected after every drive for maximum effectiveness. For this task, you can use soapy water, disinfecting wipes. or an alcohol-based cleaner. Avoid anything that contains bleach or ammonia, and utilize gloves and a face mask while cleaning to avoid any contact with potentially harmful cleaning solutions.
Take care of the seats and carpets
Maintaining a clean car year-round requires cleaning the seating surfaces and carpets, and it’s an important step to take if you are trying to disinfect your vehicle as well. If you already clean your vehicle on the regular, the fabric and surface cleaners you already have will do the trick. If you have a leather interior, you’ll be safe to use your leather cleaner or soapy water, but you’ll want to also take the step to condition them as well to preserve their quality.
In these scary times, Champion Chevrolet Buick GMC is here to help you with whatever your needs are. Simply call or email us to set up an appointment with our service department or to learn more about our available vehicles in La Grange, Kentucky.