Do You Know How To Disinfect Your Car Properly?

Find out how to properly disinfect your car during the Coronavirus outbreak through expert advice, recommended methods and the right equipment.

Do You Know How To Disinfect Your Car Properly?

Hand opening car door

And now you\'re wondering what to use to disinfect all of these parts, right? Whilst we may be tempted to give a quick wipe over with a simple cloth from under cupboard underneath the sink, as mentioned earlier, this guide is for a deeper clean and the recommended products for such a cleanse may contain stronger elements so it\'s important to dress for the occasion and slip into the shoes of a professional Car Detailer - here\'s how:

Protect your hands from chemical as well as reducing the spread of Coronavirus - we recommend latex, nitrile or vinyl gloves rather than polyethylene (which are normally found at the petrol station).

Rather than reach for a sheet of kitchen towel paper, you\'ll want to use a microfibre cloth which will provide a great finish to your car as well as maximise dust trapping. You may even want to invest in specific vehicle interior wipes with antibacterial treatments.

You\'ll want to use the correct products for a deep antibacterial clean. Below we have listed the things you\'ll want to consider when shopping for your products to ensure you are buying equipment that allows you to perform thorough disinfection without causing any damage to the materials inside your vehicle.

For any parts of your car that are made from plastic or metal, the most recommended products have at least 70% alcohol (preferably isopropyl). This is the type of cleaner used commonly in dealerships and workshops.

For seats and interior upholstery, you\'ll want to use a cleaning foam designed to remove stains and marks. Remember to use this on your carpets and doors too if applicable.

For leather upholstery, be sure to invest in a product that contains natural soaps for gentle yet effective cleaning. The last thing you want is dryness and cracking - products that contain lanolin are great for leather cleaning and hydration preservation.

A great spot for the virus to hide and be pushed into the air. Now imagine cleaning the entirety of your car and forgetting to disinfect your ventilators and air vents - one push of a button and all your hard work is void. Use a manufacturer advised air vents cleaning spray.

Rear seat air vents

2. Remove dust before using the cleaning products for a more effective clean.

3. Ensure all surfaces are dry after using your products to avoid any form of humidity. Don\'t forget, if you have a leather interior, you\'ll want to use a product that is moisturising to avoid dryness and cracking.

6. Don\'t forget to wash the outside of your car as normal and disinfect your keys.

7. Once done, bin your personal protective equipment and throw your clothes in the washing machine. and thoroughly wash your hands and face with soap.

Cleaning car using special sponge and gloves

With winter fast approaching, it may be worth preparing your car in other ways too! Check out how you can prepare your car for the colder days with our short and easy guide!

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