Why You Need To Sanitize Your Vehicle Regularly 

With the flu season in full force, getting rid of bacteria and viruses is essential. These can collect on your vehicle’s exterior & interior surfaces and then spread to you or your passengers. Cleaning and sanitizing the surfaces will help prevent the spread. 



Sanitizing Helps Prevent The Spread Of Germs & Virus 

Although keeping the car sanitized should be a priority at any time of the year, it is especially important during cold and flu season, or in the event, there is a pandemic.Germs of all kinds, including viruses like COVID-19 and the flu, transmit easily from your hands and body. One way of keeping your vehicle free from microbes is to clean your hands regularly.


What To Use To Sanitize Your Vehicle

Most people are unsure as to what to use to keep their vehicles protected from germs. One thing to avoid is ammonia-based products. These can damage display screens, and they will wear down vinyl, weakening it to light and heat. Bleach is effective against killing viruses, but should be avoided, as it will damage the vinyl and plastic surfaces in your vehicle as well. 

Alcohol-based products work to clean the interior of a vehicle. In a pinch, water and soap work just fine. To get the job done, consider a vehicle disinfectant. You may choose to use soapy water to clean the surfaces before applying a disinfectant. Removing dirt and grease from the surfaces makes it easier for the disinfectant to adhere.  When you sanitize and clean your vehicle, use gloves. This prevents you from further spreading germs, while also protecting your hands.


Places To Make Sure You Sanitize

Just making a few swipes of the car’s upholstery, dash and instrument panel is not going to get rid of the germs in your vehicle. Certain areas of the car need special attention, as they collect more microbes than others. One of the dirtiest things in a vehicle is the steering wheel, as your hands are on it all the time, and it has numerous crevices and surfaces. Use a wipe to thoroughly disinfect all surfaces, including paddle-shift levers, radio controls, and cruise control.

Other places to pay attention to while sanitizing include 

  • Seat Belts 
  • Start Button and window switches
  • Radio and GPS dials and buttons
  • Car Seats
  • Cup Holders
  • Headrests and seat pockets
  • Air vents

Contact Ming Shine 

When disinfecting and cleaning your vehicle, look no further than Ming Shine. We can help you keep you and your passenger safe. Contact Us.