Today, COVID-19 commonly referred to as Corovirus, has become officially a global pandemic. Thousands of people are already infected and only a few have recovered. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you can avoid COVID-19 by having proper hygiene and a healthy immune system.
How Can Coronavirus (COVID-19) transmit
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth. When a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. The droplets can land on objects and surfaces around the person. If someone nearby touches these objects or surfaces then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth, the person will get infected.
Furthermore, public and crowded places such as high-traffic areas can easily become a reservoir for the coronavirus. Thus, it is always a good idea to take precautions to safeguard not just yourself and your family but also your property such as your car. So how can you disinfect your vehicle? Read the full article below for the step-by-step tips on how to keep your vehicle and your loved ones safe against COVID-19.
Wash Your Hands and Glove up
Before you clean your car, make sure that your hands are well sanitized. Wash your hands with antibacterial soap and apply at least 70% alcohol before and after cleaning. Use disposable gloves to protect your hands against strong chemicals. These strong chemicals can help prevent the spread of the virus.
Get Ready to Scrub
After protecting your hand, You can now clean your car’s exterior before heading to the interior part of your vehicle. Make sure to use disinfectant wipes and detergent with water to clean the hard surface of the car. This can wipe out every droplet of bacteria or viruses that your car might have. Don’t forget to clean the door handles, driver-side window and center console to avoid any direct contact from the virus.
Clean The High Touch Surfaces
Of all parts of your car, the high touch surfaces are the most crucial part. Since we constantly touch and have direct contact with it. These high touch surfaces are knobs, switches, buttons, screens, more. Don’t forget to use strong hydroxyl disinfectant and clean wipes to kill and wipe out every dirt or virus. It’s usually best to apply the solution on a cloth and then clean the interior to minimize any damage.
Don’t Forget The Fabrics
Your fabric seats, carpets and floor mats tend to soak in the bacteria, which can be a breeding ground for infections diseases. Thus, it is important to use a disinfectant solution, make sure to do it on a regular basis to minimize infections and wipe out every harmful droplet. But if you don’t have time to do it and you have a much greater budget, then you may have it steam cleaned from a professional so that it will be hassle-free on your end.
Clean Car Stuff Like Toys, Gadgets and any accessories
A virus can fall anywhere, it might be in your seat or in your hand and even in your car’s stuff. Especially if you have children, if you don’t want them to get infected, Then make sure to clean stuff like toys, gadgets, and accessories with hydroxyl disinfectant to have a clean and sanitized ride with your family.
Store Sanitizers, Wet Wipes, Masks
For any emergency purposes, storing sanitizers, wet wipes and masks are one of the amazing hacks on this list. This can immediately prevent you from any direct contact from any harmful viruses. Also, It’s a good idea to make a small kit comprising a hand sanitizer, wet wipes and a mask in the glovebox. The idea is to keep the car clean as much as how you safeguard your loved ones to minimize infections.
Today, we are currently facing an outbreak, the safety and health of everyone are very important. Thus, we have to actively read and get updated about this pandemic. Apply the necessary precautions to avoid it. Always prevention is better than cure. Thus, regularly wash your hands, avoid touching your face, follow social distancing and avoid mass gatherings. If you do show signs of the virus, please do get yourself tested and isolate yourself to avoid spreading the infection.