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.
- Start by wiping down high-touch areas with disinfectant wipes or soapy water.
- 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.
- Be sure to wipe down fabrics and carpet. The back of your seats where kiddos put their feet can get especially filthy.
- Don’t forget the exterior door handles.
- Think about where your coughs and sneezes might land and wipe those surfaces, too.
- Wipe down anything that your kiddos touch, including car seats and boosters.
- Wipe down seat belts, gear shifters, and other control handles and knobs.
- If you put groceries and strollers in your trunk, the trunk can harbor lots of germs. Wipe that down, too.
- Scrub any floor mats since that’s where your shoes go when you get in the car.
- 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.
5195 Northfield Rd, Bedford Heights, OH 44146
Zoom Detail Center
12 Broadway Ave, Bedford, OH 44146
8199 Brecksville Rd, Brecksville, OH 44141
3365 Center Rd, Brunswick, OH 44212
6381 Chittenden Rd, Hudson, OH 44236
6754 Pearl Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
6165 Royalton Rd, North Royalton, OH 44133
6376 Pearl Rd, Parma Heights, OH 44130
9255 Brookpark Rd, Parma, OH 44129
1545 W 130th St unit b, Hinckley, OH 44233
20819 Westwood Dr, Strongsville, OH 44149
9241 Ravenna Rd ste c-12, Twinsburg, OH 44087