At this point, we're sure you're all aware of just how drastically the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the world. Organizations have been forced to halt things temporarily while people have been forced into quarantine. While people have been advised to limit their trips outside, it also becomes essential for people to step out every once in a while to get the basic necessities. And that's why it becomes even more important for people to keep their cars clean because the virus can multiply rapidly in a closed environment like that of a car.
When it comes to your cars, you need to clean and disinfect the areas that you touch because the virus can thrive on them for days. Here are some expert-backed tips that you can keep in mind while cleaning your car.
1. Clean your hands regularly: While you might focus on cleaning your car you must also ensure that your hands are germ-free so that you don't end up transferring germs to your car. They also suggest that an easier way to do this is to opt for disposable gloves while you sanitise your car. And of course, if you can limit your trips even further it will prevent you from transferring germs into the outside world or back into your house.
2. Use the right type of tools: Not everything can help you disinfect the coronavirus. You have to opt for the ingredients that have been set by the WHO as disinfectants that will help stop the spread of the virus. If you don't have the right kind of disinfectants, you could also just use mild soap and water since that will at least help slow down the spread of the virus. Also, make sure that the tools you're using don't damage the interior of your car as leather is particularly susceptible to damage more easily than other materials.
3. Clean the touchpoints thoroughly: We're talking about the steering wheel, the gear shifter, the tools behind your steering wheel, your handbrake, rearview mirror and also your dashboard. These are all the things you end up touching on the inside so clean them up well. And on the outside make sure to disinfect door handles and your windshield wipes.
4. Be extra careful with children and the elderly: With children, the issue is that they're not hygienic enough so you're going to have to explain to the very carefully why they need to stay clean at all times. And with the elderly, the issue is that they're a lot more susceptible to catching the virus. This can make things a lot worse for them. So ideally, keep these two groups of people away from your cars as often as possible.
Follow these tips and stay safe. Stay tuned for more updates.