Ensuring your car is clean is an important part of car ownership. If you’re looking to get your car looking at new – and get rid of germs while you’re at it – then you should consider these tips for how to sanitize your car.
Put on gloves. One of the first things you should do before you even begin cleaning is put on some disposable gloves. They will help protect your hands against harsh cleaning chemicals and will also help prevent the spread of disease. When you’re wearing these gloves, make sure you remember not to touch anything but the car and cleaning supplies – this includes your face, phone, and clothes.
Give it a good scrub. Clean the hard surfaces of your car’s interior with either disinfectant wipes or regular soapy water. Don’t forget important hot spots for germs like the interior and exterior door handles, center console, and dashboard.
Remember soft surfaces. Your car’s carpets, seats, and headline can easily absorb dirt and germs. Clean these surfaces with leather cleaner, vehicle carpet cleaner, or upholstery shampoo, depending on the type of upholstery your car has.
Keep it clean. Once your car is clean, make a concentrated effort to avoid making it dirty again. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol content and use disinfecting wipes to regularly disinfect your steering wheel, shifter knob, and other regularly touched surfaces.
For more information on best practices for car sanitation, speak with our service experts at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto.