How to Sanitize Your Car

A person wearing gloves sanitizing their car.

In uncertain times, your car plays a vital role in your life whether you’re an essential worker or you’re only using it for important errands. This is why Wilson drivers want to make sure their vehicle, whether new or pre-owned, is free of germs and viruses. Medlin Mazda is here to help with tips on how to sanitize your car of coronavirus.

How to Sanitize Your Car of Coronavirus: Daily Habits

When you are taking trips to the grocery store or pharmacy in Rocky Mount, regular sanitation habits can ensure the health of all. You’ve doubtless heard a lot of these tips, yet it’s always worth focusing on car-specific practices.

  • Wash Your Hands: Before you leave the house and when you return, always wash your hands thoroughly (sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice). And try your best not to touch your face when you are out.
  • Wear a Mask: It’s been proven that even a simple cloth mask works to combat the spread of the virus, meaning that fewer people get sick in Raleigh and we return to normal sooner.
  • Clean Contact Surfaces: You’ll want to regularly wipe your steering wheel, gear knob, door handle, rear-view mirror, and other frequently-used surfaces clean for greater security.
  • Keep Products in Car: It’s wise to keep both disinfectant wipes and a portable bottle of hand sanitizer in your vehicle, so you can take care of any potential problems quickly.

Stick to these habits and you’ll help your family, your neighbors, and your whole community!


How to Sanitize Your Car of Coronavirus: Best Materials

Regular cleaning habits play a huge role in preventing the spread of coronavirus. Additionally, many Wake Forest drivers want to deep clean their car at home. Here’s what materials to use:

  • What to use: It’s easy to underestimate soap and water, but this simple solution does the job to sanitize your car of coronavirus. Clean thoroughly, but be gentle on vinyl and leather materials to prevent damage.
  • What NOT to use: Bleach and hydrogen peroxide will ruin your finish even if they are germ-killer in other contexts. Ammonia and other glass cleaners will leave a residue on your windshield and dashboard, causing glare and other problems.

By keeping cleaning products with you for daily wipe-downs and performing the occasional deep clean, you can decrease the risk that viruses and other germs are in your vehicle.

Learn More DIY Car Tips with Medlin Mazda

Like everyone in Wilson, the experts at Medlin Mazda are constantly thinking about the safety of our families and community. We’ve adjusted to help drivers out during these trying times, adding to our service tips and tricks page in addition to providing online shopping resources like tools to calculate your trade-in value and tips on how to keep an unused car healthy. We are happy to do our part even as we’re open for business, so contact us with any questions.

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