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Tips To Disinfect Your Car Without Damaging Interiors

Due to the recent worldwide outbreak of global pandemic coronavirus, we all are spending most of our time at home as a part of nation-wide lockdown. We all are maintaining social distancing, washing hands frequently, and wearing a face mask. Along with this, we are spending a significant amount of our time cleaning every corner and nook of our house. From doorknobs to furniture to electronic items, everything is getting cleaned, wither with disinfectant or wipes. But have you cleaned your car that is parked outside? 

Sooner or later you will take your car for a swing, but what if there is a virus on the doorknob of your car? You will get infected, and that’s why it is advisable to clean every trace of dirt and germ on your car to reduce the risk of COVID-19. No worries, we have prepared tips that will help you to disinfect your car without damaging its interior: 

Before we get started, it is important for you to secure your car with a Motor Insurance​ Policy.

Keep The Things, Mentioned-Below Handy

  • Spray bottle
  • Gloves
  • Hair conditioner with lanolin
  • Baking soda
  • Soap/detergent
  • Microfibers or wiping cloth
  • Leather cleaner
  • Vacuum cleane
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste (non-gel)
  • Paintbrush
  • Bucket of water
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Petroleum jelly

  • Make Disinfectant Spray And Leather Cleaner At Home

    Disinfectant Spray:

    Mix a few drops of hand washing liquid with water and you will get your homemade disinfectant spray. Instead of directly spraying it on the surfaces inside your car, spray it on a cloth/microfiber.

    Leather Cleaner:

    Add dishwashing liquid to warm water. The ratio of water and dishwashing liquid should be 5 is to 1. This solution will clean the leather inside your car. 

    Tips To Clean Car Interior

  • Start with the touchpoints such as door handles both outside and inside, the steering wheel and buttons around it, gear shifter, car key, window on the inside and outside, door lock controllers, rear-view mirror, and side mirrors, hand brake, seat control buttons, and seatbelt. Clean/ wipe everything inside of your car with a disinfectant spray or a soap solution using a cloth/microfiber.
  • Then use a vacuum cleaner or a paintbrush to clean the dust-off air vents, cup holders glove box, carpet, crevices, and floor mats. After vacuuming, you should wipe them with a soap solution or a disinfectant spray.
  • Spray baking soda while cleaning the seats and leave it for some time. Vacuum it and then wipe them with the leather solution. Don’t scrub too hard. 
  • Clean the boot of your car as it is where you toss your groceries during the coronavirus lockdown.

  • Things To Keep In Mind

  • Avoid using hydrogen peroxide, hand sanitizers, and bleach as it damages the leather of your car.
  • Get all the things that you need to disinfect your car to kill coronavirus. 
  • Don’t use water around wires and electrical parts.

  • The guide mentioned above will surely help you disinfect your car interiors without damaging it. Along with the thing mentioned above, you should also buy car insurance online from reputable insurers as it provides you with financial coverage. According to the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019, it is mandatory own car insurance​. So, buy it today and save yourself from paying the find.