COVID-19: Guide to Keeping Your Car Germ Free From the Virus

As we work through Covid-19, the team at Carlsbad Collision Center wants to ensure that you are keeping your vehicle as germ-free as possible. Our collision center team in Carlsbad, CA, highlighted some of the do’s and don’ts to ensure you and your vehicle remain healthy during these trying times. You can be sure that when you allow us to repair your auto body collision damage we take every cleaning and disinfecting duty seriously. For an estimate about your damage, please don’t hesitate to contact us online or give us a call at (760) 476-1027.

What to Use

When cleaning the interior of your vehicle, be sure to use a microfiber towel to ensure a nice finish after your disinfecting job. For a complete and thorough cleaning job, use isopropyl alcohol. This allows you to completely disinfect your interior cabin without causing damage to any of the amenities.

Cleaning Leather

Start out with simple soap and water and scrub softly. Don’t scrub too hard or you will start to wear out the seating. Avoid leaving behind any excess suds and water behind or you may cause damage to the material. Do not use alcohol on the seating because it will damage the exterior of your seating.

Where to Clean

The interior of your car has a multitude of places you should remember to keep clean. The steering wheel is one of the most important places to clean. The dashboard and gear shift are also just as important. Don’t forget to disinfect your key fob or your push button ignition as well to ensure you have peace of mind when you slide behind the wheel again.

Cleaning Child Safety Seats

Before cleaning your child safety seat, be sure to browse through the owner’s manual for proper cleaning techniques. Be sure to wipe off any available surface that you can on your seat with a wet cloth. We don’t recommend using alcohol on this seat, but soap and water is a good choice when cleaning your child safety seat. Remove the cover and padding, which may or may not be able to be washed in a machine. Clean the harness and buckles, as well as the frame. Let the seat air dry before you reassemble it.

What to Keep in Your Car

It’s important to make sure you’re safe while driving to any destination. Keep hand sanitizer, sanitary wiper, disposable gloves, and extra masks available in your car. This ensures you and your passengers are safe when you need to be.

What Not to Use

Just like you and your family, your vehicle needs to be taken care of. When ensuring the sanitation of your vehicle, don’t use cleaning substances like bleach or hydrogen peroxide. You will do damage to the amenities on your car over time, leaving you with an appearance that won’t satisfy.