Ziebart Offers ‘Do’s and Don’t’s’ for Car Cleanliness
A vehicle could be a hotbed of germs and bacteria, if not properly cleaned. That’s why Ziebart, a provider of vehicle appearance and protection services, is offering helpful car sanitization tips, including identifying and disinfecting high-touch point areas inside and outside of their vehicles.
Currently, select Ziebart locations are offering a free wipe down of highly touched areas for all first responder vehicles. When performing the free first responder service, Ziebart technicians pay special attention to the following areas, and recommend others pay close attention to the same areas.
High-Touch Point Areas:
Steering wheels, door handles (interior and exterior), door latches, lock buttons, radio and climate control buttons, touchscreen radios/GPS systems, seat belts.
“While we encourage people to stay home and abide guidelines to help flatten the curve, we understand it may be necessary to use your vehicle for certain essential trips, and want to help provide guidance where we can,” said Edmund Russell, Director of Product Development & Technical Support for Ziebart.
In addition to following CDC guidelines, such as wearing a mask, gloves and maintaining social distance, below are some DO’s & DON’T’s, provided by Ziebart, that can be passed along to customers at your shop:
• Place your mask in a paper bag before putting it on your car seat.
• Similarly, remove your gloves and place them in a bag before entering the vehicle. Throw the bag with the gloves away when you get home.
• Placing your mask and gloves in a bag before entering your vehicle prevents any germs that are now on the gloves/mask from being transferred to the car.
• Use anti-bacterial wipes to disinfect the high-touch points of the vehicle noted above, including steering wheels, door handles (interior and exterior), door latches, lock buttons, radio and climate control buttons, touchscreen radios/GPS systems, seat belts.
• To reduce damage, use an alcohol swab to clean touch screen radios in the car.
• Don’t place used gloves and masks on the seats of the car.
• Never spray any liquid chemicals on electronic devices in the car.
• Don’t use bleach or hydrogen peroxide to clean – this can damage surfaces.
“While nothing you do on your own is comparable to receiving a professional, anti-bacterial detailing service, there are certain things you can do to help sanitize high-touch areas until you can get to a detailing professional,” said Russell.