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25 Ways To Protect Your Car From Viruses

Cameron Eittreim April 2, 2020

Baby in carseat
via: Consumer Reports

7: Think of Children

Kids are an important part of this pandemic as well, and even though school is out you want to make sure you are keeping the passenger areas of your car clean. Car seats can also carry germs in the fabric of the seats and plastic pieces. During this trying time, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re disinfecting your children’s car seats.

Car seat in rear of vehicle
via: Multivu

Booster seats apply as well. You want to make sure that you are doing a good job of disinfecting them. This will save your children from the pandemic in the long run and keep germs in the passenger area of your vehicle to a minimum. Our children bring most of the germs into our vehicles when traveling to and from school and friends’ houses, so it is only a natural progression to make sure this part of our vehicles is disinfected.

Latex gloves being put on
via: Mums The Word

6: Glove Up

Although it has become a relatively new trend, wearing a pair of disposable gloves in your car can be a great way to keep things sanitary. You’ll spread this virus by touching stuff, so naturally, if you’re wearing gloves, this will be greatly reduced. In the long run, reducing the risk of spreading the virus can be kept to a minimum by wearing a pair of latex gloves. You want to make sure that you are wearing these gloves before you get into the vehicle and during your time driving.

Rubber gloves being put on
via: Culinary Depot

Disposable gloves are something that can be found at most automotive retailers. Make sure that you are getting latex nitrile gloves, as these are the same ones you’d find in an emergency room.

Dodge Journey Interior Via Car And Driver
Dodge Journey Interior Via Car And Driver

5: Don’t Share Accessories

During this time you might not want to share your cell phone chargers and other accessories with friends or family. Transmitting the virus from vehicle to vehicle is very easy, and the surface of an accessory can carry the virus. Take the time to examine what accessories you actually need in your vehicle, as this will greatly reduce the number of surfaces you are coming into contact with. At the end of the day, letting someone use your cell phone charger probably isn’t worth the risk of getting sick.

Fiat 500L Via Car And Driver
Fiat 500L Via Car And Driver

A lot of newer cars have charging technology built-in, which means that you don’t even have to use an accessory. You’ll feel better in the long run and you’ll keep the car disinfected for the foreseeable future.

500X Via Car And Driver
500X Via Car And Driver

4: Use a Bleach Mixture

You’ve got the disinfecting wipes, the spray, and just about everything else. But there are some things that just can’t match the cleaning power of bleach. Bleach mixture is a great way to spray down the surfaces in your car and get it disinfected in a pinch. You don’t have to use a heavy mixture, but you do want to get enough in the water that it will make a difference. In the long run, you’ll have a cleaner and more sanitary car for it. You don’t want to use straight bleach because this can damage your car’s interior.

ATS Via Car And Driver
ATS Via Car And Driver

You also want to go over the bleached parts of the interior with saddle soap or similar protectant. This way, vinyl will stay preserved and in good shape, keeping your car looking great and sanitary for years to come.

Nissan 300ZX
via: AutoWeek

3: Avoid Oil Change Stations

Getting a quick oil change can be a blessing. But right now there is such a risk of spreading this virus that you really don’t want to be frequenting most establishments. Oil change stations have such a high volume of traffic going in and out of them that the risk of spreading illness is high. So take the time to make sure you are finding an alternative method to keep your vehicle lubed up. Do-it-yourself kits are inexpensive and a great way to get a closer look at your vehicle.

Suzuki Cappucino
via: AutoWeek

You might notice something wrong that the lube techs never told you about, such as a leak or a missing component. During this period, we need to do anything that we can to social distance. Doing your own oil change might be one of the best ways to accomplish this.

Dodge Viper
via: AutoWeek

2: Clean Up With Hydrogen Peroxide

If for some reason you don’t have access to disinfectant spray, wipes, or bleach, there is another product you can use to clean your car’s interior. Hydrogen Peroxide is a very effective cleaning agent. It’s also very affordable, which makes it a cost-effective way of keeping the germs in your car to a minimum. You can find Hydrogen Peroxide at most retailers, which makes it a cost-effective cleaner.

Mercury M150
via: Hot Rod

Cleaning supplies are becoming scarce, so right now you want to make sure you’re doing what you can. Hydrogen Peroxide might be the best way to get your car interior disinfected if you can’t access anything else.

Ferrari F355
via: MotorWeek

1: Use Microban 24 On Surfaces

Microban 24 cleaning solution claims to keep a surface germ free for 24 hours. If you’re tired of having to constantly clean a surface, this might be a better method to go. You’ll need to spray a liberal amount to get the job done, but the end result will be a dramatically cleaner surface that will keep your car illness free.

Ferrari 488 GTB
via: Ferrari

There are so many different ways to keep your car germ-free, but Microban 24 seems to be one of the most popular options. It is an easy-to-use spray that’s very similar to Lysol, which means you can get the interior a lot cleaner rapidly.


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