How to Protect Your Car and Yourself from Corona-virus?
The Corona-virus pandemic has wreaked havoc all over the world, we are once again facing lockdowns or restriction in most parts of India. Staying indoors, wearing a mask, social distancing and regular sanitizing are need the hour. These preventive measures will come in handy in stopping the spread of the virus. One of the surest ways to combat the spread of COVID-19 is to ensure proper hygiene. Disinfecting car exterior and high-touch surfaces is one of the best ways to defend against spreading the coronavirus, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cleaning Car Door Handle using Alcohol Cleanser. Sanitizing work stations, laptops, desks, public transport, and even cell phones is highly recommended and several articles have been published on how to effectively do so. Personal vehicles are also one of the most frequented modes of transport and can potentially be the vehicles of the spread of viruses.
According to THE SCIENTISTS AND DOCTORS frequently touched surfaces, including the steering wheel, door handles, shift lever, any buttons or touch screens, wiper and turn signal stalks, passenger and driver door armrests, grab handles, and seat adjusters must be cleaned thoroughly and disinfected to minimize the risk of spreading infection.
For cab and taxi drivers, it is even more necessary to ascribe this advice. Hordes of people hail taxis every day and maintaining a check is not feasible every time. Renting a car can also be dangerous and thus taking precautionary measures is crucial. To combat this, regularly cleaning these surfaces is a must.
The question arises on how to properly sanitize a car surface. Since it is more prone to damage than regular surfaces, figuring out an effective way to clean is important.
Alcohol solutions that contain at least 70 percent alcohol are effective against coronavirus, according to the CDC. Bleach and hydrogen peroxide are also effective against corona-virus but will damage your vehicle permanently. The upholstery will not fight off the damaging properties of these stronger cleaners and will disintegrate. It is advised to stick to eco-friendly cleaners for the insides of your car. Using ammonia-based cleaners on car touch screens is also a cause for concern as they can damage their anti-glare and anti-fingerprint coatings.