COVID19 has proven to be one of the most severe viruses of our lifetime. Naturally, it has become essential to take all necessary steps to reduce its spread by keeping your surroundings COVID19 free. However, you need to quarantine by reducing travel, practice social distancing for the next few weeks, and avoid going out as much as possible. Well, these are the basic, but the most important steps you should exercise to minimise the risk of getting the virus. Many people are taking it with ease and think that going out by car would not cause any infection. 

But, do you know your cars are the carriers of dust, bacteria, and grime, and all these things act as farmocystes for Coronavirus and the virus gets attached to them. For this reason, it is of utmost importance to quarantine your car and clean it more often, especially before you sit into it to keep it COVID19 free.

Thus, before you go anywhere in your car, make sure that you are sanitising it during this coronavirus or COVID19 outbreak to safeguard not just you but your loved ones as well. In this blog, we at Pitstop have covered a few remarkable and necessary steps that you need to do to disinfect your car. 

Vacuum Your Car Regularly

Dust particles get attracted to your car and get collected in it. This is why it is best if you vacuum your car regularly as it will minimise the infections. Make sure that you scrub the carpets, pedals, lever, and the floor mats as well. Besides this, deep clean your car’s seats using the soapy water and have it disinfectant cleaned from the professionals. If the seats are made up of fabric, the bacterias get soaked in it and might cause infections. For this reason, make sure that you vacuum your car more often. 

Clean the High-Touch Surfaces

There are several surfaces in your car you usually touch more frequently such as the steering wheel, knobs, switches, screens, buttons, and more. Thus, to prevent yourself from infections, make sure that you clean these surfaces by using an interior cleaner. If you do not have the cleaner, you can make your ammonia-based solution to clean your car. If you are preparing the solution, make sure that the cleaner is diluted. This is because if it is acidic, it may cause damage to the display glass or plastic of the screen. For this reason, it is best if you apply the solution on the cleaning pad or a cotton cloth first and then cleans the surfaces. 

Do Not Forget to Notice the Grey Areas

Although there are fewer instances that you touch certain areas like the headliner, headrest, and the window glass in your car and come in contact with. But, make sure that you need to clean such areas as well. Besides, do remember to wipe the door handles from inside as well as outside because you do come in contact with these areas every time and are unavoidable. Besides, we recommend you to keep a hand sanitiser, a mask, and wet wipes in your car and use them before you touch any such areas. The idea of keeping these things is to keep you safe from viruses and infections.

Disinfect the HVAC unit

The HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) unit circulates air in the car’s cabin, thus carries several viruses and infections. And in this time of Coronavirus outbreak, it is necessary to deep-clean the complete system including the air filter. Since summers are around the corner, thus it is the peak time to get the disinfectant cleaning done. Not just the AC, you need to make sure that you remove and clean the cabin filter. It is located behind the glove compartment, using the disinfectant. 

In conclusion…

After disinfecting your home and workplace, it is probably your car that you need to clean and disinfect. If anyone else showing symptoms of Coronavirus has travelled in your car; then you must disinfect your car to ensure your well-being. Thus, follow these ways to reduce the risk of spread and keep your car COVID19 free.