Don’t Forget The Car! | Cleveland Southside Moms

Sanitizing Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean & Safe

Now that we’re spending more time at home, it may be easy to forget that our cars also need to be cleaned and sanitized to avoid the spread of coronavirus. On those occasions when we do run out for essential errands, any germs we pick up on our shoes or clothing are happy to hitch a ride in our cars. To avoid bringing those germs in the house, it’s a good idea to keep the car as clean as possible.

  1. Start by wiping down high-touch areas with disinfectant wipes or soapy water.
  2. DO NOT use bleach, peroxide or ammonia on your car’s interior as these chemicals will damage your car. Be sure to wipe buttons, touch screens, handles, and most importantly the steering wheel.
  3. Be sure to wipe down fabrics and carpet. The back of your seats where kiddos put their feet can get especially filthy.
  4. Don’t forget the exterior door handles.
  5. Think about where your coughs and sneezes might land and wipe those surfaces, too.
  6. Wipe down anything that your kiddos touch, including car seats and boosters.
  7. Wipe down seat belts, gear shifters, and other control handles and knobs.
  8. If you put groceries and strollers in your trunk, the trunk can harbor lots of germs. Wipe that down, too.
  9. Scrub any floor mats since that’s where your shoes go when you get in the car.
  10. Clean out your air vents and replace your air filters.

Local Car Detailers

When life gets back to normal, you may want to consider getting a thorough car detailing done on your car. Here is a list of local car detailing companies.


The Car Wash

5195 Northfield Rd, Bedford Heights, OH 44146

(216) 662-6289


Zoom Detail Center

12 Broadway Ave, Bedford, OH 44146

(440) 439-2325


Brecksville Car Wash

8199 Brecksville Rd, Brecksville, OH 44141

(440) 526-4494


Rainforest Car Wash

3365 Center Rd, Brunswick, OH 44212

(330) 460-6022


Mirror Shine Auto Detailing

6381 Chittenden Rd, Hudson, OH 44236

(330) 957-0582



6754 Pearl Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

(440) 845-6031


Royalton Car Wash

6165 Royalton Rd, North Royalton, OH 44133

(440) 237-4642


Extreme Auto Detailing

6376 Pearl Rd, Parma Heights, OH 44130

(216) 739-9400


Mr. Details Etc.

 9255 Brookpark Rd, Parma, OH 44129

(216) 369-7619


Nip Tuck Auto Detailing

1545 W 130th St unit b, Hinckley, OH 44233

(330) 558-1100


M.A.D. Doctor Mobile Detailing & Car Wash

20819 Westwood Dr, Strongsville, OH 44149

(440) 781-7832



9241 Ravenna Rd ste c-12, Twinsburg, OH 44087

(330) 425-1221

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