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Self-Cleaning and Sanitization of Your Vehicle in Dudley MA 

With the spread of the COVID-19 virus and its many concerns, cleaning the interior of your vehicle has become increasingly important! You want to make sure you keep your chances of catching COVID-19, or any other disease, low, and your vehicle’s interior is a surprising hotspot for germs and illnesses. Thankfully, we’re here to help keep you healthy! Continue reading to see what we recommend when cleaning your model’s interior! 

Hand cleaning wheel of a vehicle

What Cleaners Should You Use? 

When you’re cleaning your vehicle, you should keep the interior make of your model in mind. Several cleaners that will successfully kill viruses and diseases will also damage your vehicle’s interior and so they need to be avoided. Cleaners that should be avoided include bleach-based products, hydrogen peroxide, and ammonia-based cleaners. Recommended cleaning products for a vehicle are those that include alcohol content of at least 70 percent, as per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. 

Additionally, soap and hot water can and will kill most viruses when combined with vigorous scrubbing and cleaning motions. 

Steering wheel and dash of 2019 Toyota RAV4

Where Should You Clean? 

Finally, you need to know where to target on your vehicle. You should clean common-touch surfaces like the door handles, touchscreens, buttons, seat adjusters, and more! Additionally, the steering wheel should be cleaned often and thoroughly as it is the most frequently touched surface in a vehicle. The average steering wheel has four times as many germs as a toilet seat, according to some estimates! 

2019 Toyota RAV4 interior seat view

Cleaners and Seating Materials 

Most leather and imitation leathers can be cleaned with alcohol, but over time it can slowly lose the protective urethane coating. This leaves it susceptible to damage and discoloration. Overall, most automakers and experts recommend that you use simple ivory soaps and waters to clean leather-trimmed interiors. 

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These are just a few of the tips we recommend you employ when cleaning your vehicle’s interior! You should make sure you target key areas and use the recommend products, or have it professionally cleaned! To have your model taken care of, whether that be cleaning or servicing, contact our dealership today! 

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