How to clean your car to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19)
As COVID-19 continues to infect people across the world, it’s vital we all play our part in reducing its spread. For drivers this means more than just limiting travel to essential journeys, we should also be thoroughly cleaning the inside of our cars.
Once you’ve got the appropriate protective clothing on, it’s time to tackle the cleaning. Before you start with the interior, just make sure you give all the door handles (including the boot!) a good wipedown first. Although they’re technically not part of your car, you’ll also need to clean your keys. Make sure you clean the handle, metal and the ignition itself, as these are the parts most often touched. If your car uses a button to start, give this a wipe too.
This guide will tell you where the worst of the infected areas could be, what supplies you need, and areas to concentrate when cleaning your car interior. Car cleaning checklistDriver’s seat * Steering wheel, including horn and infotainment controls * Control stalks * Ignition and power button * KeysDashboard * Air vents – passenger and central * Gear stick * Infotainment/radio * Heating controlsAll seats * Seatbelts and clips * Seat adjust controls * Head rests * Seat pocketsRoof and doors * Door handles and releases * Door pocket * Window switches * Interior lights * Grab handlesBoot * Parcel shelf * Boot floor tabOther * Glove box and log-book * Central storage * Cupholders * Bonnet and fuel release lever Disposing supplies:All dirt in the car should be double bagged in your bin-liners and thrown away in the rubbish. If your protective clothing isn’t disposable and you’d like to use it again, wash the items, then dry completely. TIP: The best solution is to join the many motorists who have purchased a high power electric pressure washer and a small hoover, then clean your car at home. And if you can’t afford these at the moment, then do it the old way, with buckets of water, a cloth and maybe a sack of potatoes for your floors and you are good to go.#washyourcar #lockdowncarwashes #mufambirentacar