4 Tips for Sanitizing Your Car

In light of recent global events, it’s now more important than ever to keep your Toyota clean. Here are some tips for sanitizing your car so you and passengers can stay healthy while enjoying the mobility that wheels provide.

Hard surfaces

Use disinfectant wipes or regular soapy water to cleanse the cabin’s hard surfaces. Focus more cleaning effort on the center console and front passenger windows. Remember to clean the exterior door handles while you’re at it.

Soft surfaces

Next, clean the seats, carpet, and headliner. Use a CDC-recommended cleaner that’s appropriate for the type of fabric in the cabin, whether that be upholstery shampoo or leather cleaner.

Children’s toys and commonly-used items

If you have children, wash any items you keep in the vehicle for them, such as car seats, toys, rear-seat entertainment systems, blankets, and climate controls. For stuffed animals, you can usually clean them in the washing machine’s gentle cycle (though, make sure to check the care instructions on the label). For hard plastic ones, douse them in a diluted bleach solution. The CDC recommends using four tablespoons of bleach and a quart of water.

Keep it clean

Though deep-cleaning is important, storing some cleaning products in your vehicle will help you maintain that cleanliness. Disinfecting wipes for hard surfaces and a hand sanitizer for your hands are great places to start. (Just makes sure that the hand sanitizer has at least 60 percent alcohol content.)

If you have any more questions about caring for your car this spring, or if you need to schedule a service appointment to address a major issue your vehicle is having, give us a call at Midwest Toyota in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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