The world is very different now than it was just a few months ago. With a global pandemic in the midst, every outing needs to be carefully planned with proper precautions. We know we need mask and hand sanitizer and to wash our hands frequently, but cannot forget to make sure we sanitize our vehicle every we time we drive.
Experts warn that COVID 19 can be spread by touching something that has the virus on it then touching other objects. Washing our hands is the best defense against contact spread. The virus can live on different surfaces anywhere from a few hours to days and can linger in the air for hours after an infected person has been through the area. When you are in your car, you don't have the luxury of soap and water. You can't help but touch many surfaces inside and outside of your vehicle.
Think of all of the knobs, buttons, seat belt buckles, and the steering wheel that is touched after entering your vehicle. If you just returned from a trip to the store, you could have the virus on your hands from touching the buggy, groceries, and the keypad at checkout.
This is why it is essential to sanitize your vehicle after every use to prevent the chance of touching the virus the next time you get into your car. Fortunately, cleaning the inside of your car is very simple and takes a clean rag and at 70% isopropyl alcohol. It only takes a gentle touch to wipe down high touchpoints quickly. Make sure never to use abrasive products or any cleaning agents with ammonia that could strip away the surfaces on the dashboard, consoles, and sensitive electrical components. A quick spraying of the inside of your vehicle with Lysol is a good idea after wiping down key areas.
Contact our team at Accurso Auto Repair for any questions you may have and to schedule vehicle repair.