Now that we have finally started to move around and we are making use of our vehicles again, we still need to continue to practice good hygiene and protect ourselves from bacteria.

While you may be the sole driver of your car, flyers, grocery bags  or slips can have a build-up  of different types of microbes from their previous environments – do you recall the last time you gave your car a proper deep clean?

WHERE DO I START?

Let’s start with the basics – grab your vacuum, some soapy water and a cloth. This task can be done by you and you alone to keep everyone else’s germs away from the vehicle. Shake out your mats, vacuum in all the seat creases and get into those tough places like your cup holders and door panels. Be sure to wipe down your gear lever, all handles and your handbrake.

WATCH OUT FOR HARMFUL CHEMICALS

Now we know that most people resort to grabbing the bleach or anything with alcohol or ammonium because it seems like the best option, but not when it comes to your car. Your car surfaces consist of multiple textures and harsh chemical applications could ruin them.

HOW TO GET RID OF THE GERMS

Aerosol disinfectants work well. There are also a wide range of germ killing car cleaning products on the market including wet wipes that can be kept in the vehicle at all times should you need to wipe everything down after a trip to work or the shops.

We hope that you continue to practise good hygiene as best as possible whether you are inside or outside your vehicle – happy cleaning!

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