With the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country, there is a need to take extra precautions, especially when dealing with our vehicles. Whether you are working on a towing service, an Uber driver, or a normal citizen with a vehicle, we know how we often use our cars to go to the malls, do groceries, and go to places where we purchase things and put them in our cars. Sometimes we fail to be bothered about cleaning and disinfecting our cars and they start to smell bad, or worse, they start accumulating viruses.  

You probably think that having a messy interior is a small thing, but you need to take note that once bacteria and viruses spread all over the car and all over you, you will probably have a hard time responding to it. 

The following are the things you can do to your vehicle in order to avoid the transmission of infectious bacteria and viruses: 

1.Wash your hands before driving 

Whenever you have access to water, soap, and sink, use the chance to clean your hands and remove the potential bacteria and viruses on the, before you decide to take the steering wheel and drive. However, we understand that not all the time you have access to soap and water especially when you are outside purchasing food or materials. In this case, a disinfectant or rubbing alcohol is enough. Make sure you clean your nails, fingers, and all parts of the hands.  

2.Use rubbing alcohol for upholstery 

When you frequently scrub your upholstery, this may cause some damages. So, one of the most effective ways to clean and disinfect your car is to use rubbing alcohol that is able t kill bacteria and viruses. Use rubbing alcohol with at least 70% solution. In this way, you are doing a soft disinfecting inside your vehicle. Focus on the high touch areas like armrests. 

3.Disinfect all surfaces inside the cabin 

If you have some disinfectant wipes, use them to clean all your hard surfaces inside the car. In this way, you will be able to clean and kill the viruses and bacteria on surfaces that are very exposed to humans’ touch including yours.  

Do not forget your steering wheel. Have a thorough cleaning procedure on your steering wheel s it is the most exposed apt of the car.  

4.Clean your leather surface with soapy water 

Using rubbing alcohol to clean and disinfect certain surfaces might not be good all the time especially for real leather surfaces as the alcohol has chemicals that can ruin the quality of the leather. In this case, you can use soapy water to clean your leathered surface. You can try poring them in small volumes while gently rubbing your leathered surface in order to remove bacteria and viruses. 

Final Thoughts  

While some people do not care about disinfecting their cars, we are here to tell you that in times like these where there is a constant threat of COVID-19 virus, there is no reason so skip cleaning your vehicle and disinfecting it. Always be safe and clean.