It is manageable to remember to wash your hands and wash your car, but it can be easy to forget to sanitize your vehicle. Now that it's fall, it also means flu season is right around the corner. To avoid getting sick, the team at Foreign Auto Services Inc. has put together an unbeatable cleaning process to combat those germs in your car.
- Wash and vacuum the inside. This one is a given. Please start by vacuuming all the nooks and crannies of your vehicle, making sure to get rid of all those pesky crumbs and sediments of dirt. Once you have sucked up all the dirt, it is time to wash your interior. We recommend using a softer brush and mild soap. Please do not skimp on the soap, as it will help remove the grime sitting inside your car. If you want to get fancy, you can get specialized cleaning products on top of the soap and water.
- Sanitize. Disinfectant wipes can do the job, but you can use 70 percent isopropyl alcohol as a substitute if you don't have any on hand. When wiping down your interior, please pay close attention to sections of your car you and your passengers frequently touch. These critical areas include the steering wheel, door handles, temperature and volume control buttons, gear shift, and so forth. After wiping down all these surfaces, please dry them down with a microfiber cloth.
If your vehicle has sensitive areas, such as a touch screen display, you will want to be cautious of the cleaners you use. Alcohol-based cleaners can harm touch screens. Instead, you can try a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and distilled water with a microfiber cloth. Another thing you should be aware of is the leather seats. You will need a specialized leather cleaner instead of mild soap and water.
We hope these helpful tips help you achieve a clean and comfortable ride this season. For all your auto maintenance and repairs, please do not hesitate to call or visit Foreign Auto Services Inc. in Chantilly, VA, today.