Tips for sanitizing your car against Corona virus

In the midst of the global COVID-19 outbreak, it’s always a good idea to take precautions to safeguard yourself and your family. Cars are high-traffic areas that can easily become a reservoir for the Corona virus, so consider these tips to help keep your vehicle free from COVID-19. It is also important that you need to do it properly – killing viruses without damaging your car’s interior surfaces.

According to recent research, it appears the highest risk of transmission is through droplets from an infected person – they cough onto a surface and you touch it. It’s believed the virus can stay active on a surface from several hours to some days while you might not realize how often you touch it. Therefore, we need to focus and disinfect all the “high-touch” surfaces as follows:

CAR KEY

Car key is one of the most important item that needs to be sanitized because we often touch it after touching many other surfaces which might contain coronavirus. Thus, in addition to washing our hands frequently, make sure you clean this “high-touch” are as well.

DOOR HANDLES AND ALL BUTTONS, DIALS AND SWITCHS INSIDE THE CABIN

Don’t forget to clean the door handles (both inside and outside), the grab handle to close the door; all buttons, dials and switches, including for the climate control and stereo. All these areas are often touched by both drivers and passengers, then consider putting a little more effort into cleaning them as the droplets of spit and snot would fall when your passengers sneeze and cough.

STEERING WHEEL

Steering wheel is one of the most “high-touch” areas in the cabin, as a result, it may contain a large amount of bacteria or virus. It is vital that we clean and sanitize this item regularly to fight the coronavirus effectively.

CARPETS AND SEATS

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When cleaning your car, don’t overlook soft surfaces, such as the carpet, seats. The passenger may sneeze and cough with reckless abandon, spraying germs onto the backs of the first- or second-row seats. Therefore, it is suggested that we clean and sanitize this area using a cleaner that’s appropriate for the fabric.

TIPS FOR CLEANING AND SANITIZING YOUR CAR

USE A VACUUM

Vacuuming proves to be effective to clean the car’s interiors easily because it will remove the dust particles that have accumulated on the inside of the car. According to research, you should clean your car at least one a week to make sure the car in good, clean and fresh condition.

USE CLEANING PRODUCTS

For cleaning and killing virus effectively, cleaning products are the most suitable methods. However, a lot of products are strong and they can easily damage the surfaces like leather, metal or plastic. If you’re not sure about one chemical, try it first on a small, inconspicuous spot to see if it’s going to be a problem. If the result are fine, then you can use it for the rest of the surface.

CLEAN AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM

Ensuring a fresh and clean air inside your car is one of the most important tast to fight against coronavirus. After a period of time, there may be a multitude of germs and bacteria concealed in the air conditioner and that can cause bad odours and in some cases also a few health problems. The filters might contain all the dirt that built up over time in case the hot and humid weather like in Vietnam. On the other hand, cleaning the car air conditioner is a delicate operation that requires attention, care and, most importantly, the right products. It is, therefore, highly recommended that you bring your vehicle to Nissan authorized dealers for service to eliminate unexpected damage for your car’s air-con system.

If you want to schedule an appointment for your car’s service, please check the nearest Nissan authorized dealers or contact Nissan Vietnam hotline: 1800 6883 for further support.