Now is the perfect time to learn how to disinfect and sanitize your car. Continue reading for a step-by-step tutorial used by the professionals to keep you and your passengers safe.
3 Steps to Sanitize Your Genesis
Step 1: Clean
Before you apply any disinfectant, take a few minutes to thoroughly clean out your car. Pull any items out of the car that could cause clutter or create more work to disinfect. Once the car is completely empty, take a vacuum and remove any traces of dirt, sand, food or grime. Over time, these particles will break down and become airborne which can be inhaled by you or your passengers.
Be sure to wear a dust mask or face covering to protect yourself from inhaling any of these particles as you clean. This simple step will greatly improve the air quality in your car and will remove any stale or unpleasant odors.
Step 2: Disinfect
While bleach products such as Clorox wipes may be tempting, you should never use these harsh products or chemicals on your car. They will instantly begin eating away at soft and organic surfaces, causing irreparable damage to your Genesis.
The disinfectant that is used by car assembly plants and car manufacturers alike is a concentration of at least 70% isopropyl alcohol. This solution is potent enough to remove any contaminants you may be concerned with but is still gentle enough to use on most surfaces. Spray the solution on liberally, especially on areas such as door handles, seats, seatbelts, and infotainment systems. Then wipe the areas dry using a soft, clean terry cloth.
Step 3: Prevent
Now that the car has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, take the extra precaution of cleaning or replacing your air filters to prevent more airborne particles from entering your car. When dirty or clogged, these filters can become ineffective allowing dust, pollen, and pollution to enter through the air vents and circulate through the cabin.
If you do not know where to find these filters or if you would like some assistance, drop by our Genesis service center. We have filters on hand and can take care of this for you.
Schedule a Deep Clean in Concord, NC
If you want to go the extra mile, schedule an appointment with Modern Genesis to let the professionals detail your car. Your Genesis deserves the best and that’s what our team can provide. Call us or reach out online if you have any questions.