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How to Clean an Automobile’s Interior For Covid-19

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Would you like to clean your car or truck interior for Covid-19, without creating damage to its surfaces?

By this time, we’ve all heard that disinfecting high-touch surfaces and thorough hand-washing are two highly effective methods to fight back against the spread of the novel Coronavirus. Of this, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and global health experts all agree. Routine disinfecting and cleaning can save lives.

This becomes even more important when you suspect that someone with Covid-19 has been in contact with your car. Cars and trucks possess many frequently touched elements. These include, the car’s door handle, steering wheel, and shift lever to name a sample few. In such a case, immediate sanitation can make all the difference for preventing the spread of the virus. Moreover, if you frequently carry various passengers, cleaning these contact surfaces is crucial.

That said, how can you disinfect all those surfaces without damaging your car?

Sample High-Touch Areas

Door Handles

Keys

Engine Start Button

Seat Belt

Seat Adjuster

Window Control

Mirror Adjuster

Gear Shift

Wheel

Signal Indicator

All Dashboard Controls

Armrests

Vents

Touchscreen

What Not to Do:

For starters, some cleaners should be avoided at all costs. Bleach and hydrogen peroxide, for example, can damage your upholstery. Additionally, ammonia-based cleaners should be avoided. These can cause damage to your touch screens by removing their anti-fingerprint and anti-glare coatings. Furthermore, don’t use anything abrasive when cleaning a touchscreen device. This includes paper towels or tissues. Finally, don’t treat all surfaces equally.

What You Should Do to Clean Your Car for Coronavirus:

Gloves

First, use gloves if cleaning and disinfecting a vehicle. The Centers for Disease Control specifically recommends the following:

“Gloves and any other disposable PPE used for cleaning and disinfecting the vehicle should be removed and disposed of after cleaning; wash hands immediately after removal of gloves and PPE with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.”cdc.gov

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Apply Alcohol Cleaners

The Centers for Disease Control recommends cleaning with alcohol solutions of 70% alcohol is most effective. Alcohol doesn’t just protect against SARS-CoV-2, but it’s friendly to most car surfaces. Just be sure to keep it away from leather. Most leather has a protective layer, but unless you know the specifications, it’s much better off to be safe than sorry.

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A Soap & Water Mixture

Another effective solution which is effective on most surfaces, including your leather, is a basic mixture of soap and water. Just try not to scrub too aggressively, or get your fabrics too damp.

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Microfiber Towels or 100% Cotton T-Shirts

Generally speaking, microfiber towels and/or old cotton t-shirts are a great all-surface solution that can be used almost anywhere.

Regarding Leather Seats and Surfaces

Despite the fact that leather has been repeatedly mentioned above, it bears repeating again. Avoid ammonia-based cleaners, bleach, alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide. Leather-specific cleaning wipes are best, but a damp cloth with soap and water is likely to do the trick.

Stopping the Spread of Covid-19

Ideally, the most effective solution to stop community spread of Covid-19 is to simply stay home and not share a vehicle. If you must share a car, however, drive a rental, get your car serviced, or transport others, then frequent disinfecting is the best way to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

Professional Detailing

Certainly, if you are truly anxious, a professional detailing is the most effective treatment. Contact us today for a full list of cleaning treatments currently available.


How to Clean an Automobile’s Interior For Covid-19 | Mercedes-Benz of Georgetown


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