In light of current events, now is the perfect time to learn how to clean and disinfect your car. Continue reading for some tips used by the professionals. 

Car Sanitation Tips From the Pros

Check the Air Filters

Air filters are the front line of defense in maintaining clean air quality in the cabin of your car. If these filters become clogged or if you don’t remember the last time you replaced them, then particles such as dust and pollen can circulate into your car and exacerbate the allergies of your passengers. 

Protect your lungs by taking just a few minutes out of your day to clean or replace the air filters. If you have difficulty finding or replacing your air filters, don’t worry. Our Volvo service center has these parts on hand and can take care of this for you in no time. 

Bring Out the Vacuum

Before you begin to wipe down or disinfect your car, the first step is to remove any dirt, dust, pollen, or food particles that are hidden in the nooks and crannies of your Volvo. Over time, these materials break down and become airborne when stirred by movement within the car. These particles create unpleasant odors and can irritate sensitive lungs. Drastically improve the breathing quality and smell of your car with a simple vacuum. Be sure to wear a dust mask or face covering to avoid inhaling any particles as you clean.

Time to Disinfect

While your first choice in disinfectant may be a bleach product such as Clorox wipes, these products will do irreparable damage to the soft and organic surfaces in your car. Instead of taking unnecessary risks and damaging your car, use what the professionals have been using for years. 

A cleaning solution with a concentration of at least 70% isopropyl alcohol is the secret disinfectant used by car manufacturers and car assembly plants alike. Spray the solution onto the surfaces of your car, then wipe with a soft, terry cloth which is gentle and effective. Pay special attention to areas that come in close contact with passengers including seats, seatbelts, the steering wheel, door handles, and infotainment systems. 

Invest in a Deep Clean in Wilmington, NC

Getting your car professionally detailed is by far the most effective way to sanitize your volvo. Our team at Parkway Volvo will ensure your Volvo leaves as clean as the day you first bought it. Be sure to check out any service specials we have available and schedule your appointment today.