Tips for Properly Cleaning and Disinfecting a Car

These days, it is important to follow government guidelines on social distancing and handwashing, among other things. Our vehicle also needs special care in this time of pandemic.

Eric Auto, this used-vehicle specialist in Saint-Eustache, near Deux-Montagnes, Boisbriand and just minutes from Laval and Montreal, gives you a few tips on the best way to clean a vehicle.

Disinfecting Your Car: Nothing Could Be Easier!

Public health experts have put in place measures to protect us on a daily basis, such as washing our hands with soap and water for 20 seconds several times a day, maintaining a social distance of two metres and avoiding leaving the house unnecessarily.

When it comes to caring for and disinfecting your car, the potential for unwanted interactions can be daunting, especially when certain cleaning ingredients can cause lasting damage to the materials that make up your car interior. That's why it's important to choose the right cleaners.

First off, the good news is that keeping your car's interior free of harmful viruses and other undesirable elements is actually quite simple if you follow a few guidelines. Since we're car geeks, an industry expert in cleaning chemistry recommends a number of simple actions that will save you a lot of trouble!

Basically, a good old soap. Soapy water interacts chemically with the virus surface in a way that degrades it very quickly and basically destroys the virus. It would therefore be a good way to disinfect the cabin of your vehicle.

Conveniently, soap is a key ingredient that is easy to obtain—traditional liquid hand or dish soap, for example. The trick is to avoid cleaners labelled as detergent-free.

If you're already a fan of car cleaning products, you're probably on the right track. Basic armour, all disinfectant wipes, for example, contains a mild detergent. For those with leather interior jaws, makeup remover wipes are an excellent solution. Skin care products usually contain moisturizers, which are good for trim organic materials. Unlike our skin, which has the ability to moisturize itself, the interior of your vehicle cannot.

Alcohol-based cleaners (hand sanitizers) and detergents can dry out organic materials. In other words, if they leave your hands dry after use, they will likely also undermine the natural oils in your car's leather interior. If you don't have access to detergent-based cleaners that contain moisturizers, or if you plan to use an alcohol-based cleaner, you can mitigate the drying effects with leather conditioners. These will replenish the oils that your cleaning process has exhausted.

In short, it is recommended that you take the usual precautions with gentle products. Don't skimp on cleaning your seats, dashboard, steering wheel, screens, interior and exterior handles, shift lever, plastic and leather surfaces, etc. Also remember to wash your hands afterwards. The asepsis of your vehicle will save you a lot of worries, and it will only take a few moments.

Eric Auto: The Used Vehicles Specialist

In business for several years, Eric Auto in Saint-Eustache, near Deux-Montagnes, Boisbriand and just minutes from Laval and Montreal, has the used vehicle you need. With a small budget, we put at your disposal cars and SUVs in good condition which will ensure you to get from point A to point B. Eric Auto, the one you need for purchasing your next used vehicle.

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