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How to Protect Your Car from Coronavirus: Number 5 Is Simple!

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How to Protect Your Car from Coronavirus: Number 5 Is Simple!

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It’s impossible to watch the news without hearing the latest about the coronavirus.

There is so much more being discovered every day that it can become difficult to determine the best ways to stay safe.

Whether you know this or not, your vehicle can become a hotbed for germs and other bacteria, which means your chances of being exposed are increased.

If you want to prevent yourself from becoming the next person in the COVID list, here are some ways to protect your vehicle from the virus.

1. Buy a Disinfectant Spray


While many are wearing gloves to prevent their hands from being exposed to coronaviruses, they do not realize that this is a great way to take all types of pathogens and leave them on the surfaces in the car.

One of the best ways to reduce the probability of coming in contact with the novel or human coronavirus would be to buy a disinfectant spray.

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Whenever you are leaving the vehicle, give it a good ole sanitized spray

Be careful when cleaning with this type of product since it can damage anything made of leather.

It may also cause problems with touchscreen devices inside the vehicle.

Lucky for you, there are special products that are made for leather and screens. Make sure to use a microfiber cloth to wipe the surfaces.

Here are more ways to keep coronavirus at bay without damaging your car’s interior

2. Use Gloves When Fueling Up


The pumps at the gas station are used so often that there is no telling how many people touch them on an average day (talk about gross!).

Exposing your hands to coronaviruses and getting back into your vehicle may become the worst mistake you have ever made.

The best way to minimize the germs that are carried back to your car would be to use gloves when using the pump.

Use a disposable glove after pumping gas. Use a sanitizer before getting back into your vehicle and driving off.

3. Clean The Air Conditioning System


There is still research being done to determine how prevalent coronaviruses are when they are exposed to the air.

But it is far better to be safe than to be sorry.

Imagine germs getting trapped in your air conditioner and they start to circulate every time you turn it on.

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If this sounds frightening, the best way to stop yourself from being surrounded by this deadly virus would be to clean your AC regularly.

Usually, you have an auto specialist take care of it for you. Despite the current situation, there are automotive shops that offer their services such as NOLA Automotive Repairs.

If you don’t have access to the shops, there are cleaning kits that you can use to sanitize your system.

It’s the best choice than nothing at all.

4. Keep Your Windows Up

It’s unknown how much of the corona disease is present in the air. 

While you may like the idea of opening your windows and letting the cool breeze flow through your car, there is a chance that you may be letting the virus in and allowing it to attack your system.

It may seem a bit excessive, but it would be a wise idea to keep your windows rolled up.

Having crisp, fresh air surrounding you is not worth it if there is a chance you may end up harming your health as a result.

5. Avoid Carpooling

Many people like the idea of carpooling since it means that you can save money, reduce your carbon footprint.

Not to mention the joys of driving to a traffic-free zone.

These are great benefits, but the tradeoff is taking a chance on allowing someone that has been exposed to the virus to enter your space.

There are some patients who are testing positive despite the fact that they do not have any symptoms.

This means that someone who appears to be perfectly healthy may pass this along to you and anyone else in your vehicle without even knowing it.

Ride around with those who live in your household, but only if you are certain they have not been exposed.

6. Wash Mats And Seat Covers

While adding mats and seat covers can make your car a bit more comfortable, these items are a hotbed for viral activity.

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The only way to be sure that you are not going to be exposed to hidden gems would be to wash these regularly.

If they are made of cloth, you can place them in a washer with the hottest water available.

In the event that they are made of a harder material that can not be placed in a machine, you should spray them with disinfectant and wipe them thoroughly.

Doing this once or twice weekly can reduce your chances of being infected.

7. Clean Car Seats

Children are not as careful when it comes to reducing exposure to coronaviruses.

As a result, it is your responsibility to keep them safe.

Before placing your child in a car seat, you need to spray it with disinfectant and wipe it thoroughly.

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Wipe their hands with sanitizing wipes when reentering the vehicle so there is a lower chance of contamination.

Make the routine more fun by turning handwashing into a game or sing a nursery rhyme while sanitizing their hands.

For older children, give them a fun lesson on how to stay safe from the virus with words they can understand and remember.

Be their role model as well. What they see in the household will greatly influence their behavior towards the situation.

Keep Everything in Your Home COVID-Free

Every day, more information is becoming available about COVID-19.

Until there is a vaccine or some other discovery that ensures your safety, it is your job to minimize the risk.

Use these tips if you want to make sure that your car does not become filled with germs that can become a threat to your health and safety as well as that of the people you come in contact with.

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