How To Clean and Disinfect Your Car?


While you’re out, you’re exposed to germs and viruses that can follow you back into your car. General cleaning of your entire interior is recommended and we’ll focus the majority of our attention on the areas we come into contact with most, which we’re calling “touchpoints”

Most cars are made up of a number of different materials, it’s important to use the right products, and techniques, to disinfect your vehicle properly. Without hurting it.

What you need:



Bucket of dish soap and water to clean the interior.

Microfiber cloths

Disinfecting wipes or spray

Steps to a safe, cleaner, and disinfected car:
  1. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Put on plastic or latex gloves
  2. Clear out the trash.
  3. Take out the mats in your car. Use a brush or a vacuum with a brush to loosen the particles that could be trapped by the fibers of the carpeting
  4. Drench a cloth, preferably a microfiber one, into a solution of dish soap and water, or use an automotive cleaner and apply it to the cloth first to avoid over-spray. Clean the following:
    • Door handles inside and out
    •  Your steering wheel
    • Your car’s shifter
    • All window and control buttons
    • Wiper and turn signal stalks
    • Door armrests
    • Parking brake release
    • Seat belt and buckle
    • Dashboard

5. Sanitize and Disinfect all touchpoints using disinfecting wipes to really kill any viruses. For a deep clean those areas need to remain wet from 20 to 30 seconds.

Now that your car is cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected, keep it clean by washing your hands. Keep a few gloves and hand sanitizer in your car to keep yourself healthy and free from any viruses.


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