Keep your car clean during Covid-19 pandemic

Despite the Government’s call for everyone to stay indoors if possible during the global outbreak of Covid-19, families are likely to leave the house at some stage, and that could well involve using a car.

As a result it is important to keep the vehicle clean during this pandemic for everyone's safety.

A car’s interior has many different kinds of surfaces - leather, metal, rubber and plastic. The virus can spread while sharing airspace with an infected person, the surfaces the person touched, or even the airspace after an infected passenger has left.

For this reason all vehicle and workshops owners should consider the following points before getting in a vehicle.

1 ) Clean the touch points inside the vehicle with antibacterial spray or wipes. This includes the steering wheel, gear stick, indicators, visors, door handles, seatbelts, window switches, audio and A/C controls.

2 ) Filling the tank up to the top will reduce the number of trips to the pumps.

3 ) Wear disposable gloves when driving or working on a vehicle, and change them frequently.

4 ) Change the air conditioning so it is drawing fresh air from outside the car and run it for a few minutes. Do this before entering the vehicle.

5 ) Consider changing the cabin filter. A dirty filter gathers bacteria meaning occupants are not breathing clean air.


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