4 Tips to Help You Sanitize Your Car

4 Tips to Help You Sanitize Your Car | Toronto, ON

A clean car can help give you peace of mind in an uncertain time. If you’re wondering how you can make sure your car is clear of any pesky germs — and make it look and smell like new — then you should consider these tips on how to sanitize your car.

Put on gloves. Gloves will not only help protect your hands from any harsh cleaning chemicals you may use, but they will also help prevent the spread of germs. Make sure you wear gloves before you begin cleaning, but remember not to touch anything but your car and cleaning supplies while you’re wearing them — and dispose of them as soon as you’re finished.

Scrub hard surfaces. Scrub down the hard surfaces of your car’s interior with either disinfectant wipes or warm, soapy water. Also, don’t forget to clean germy hotspots like your interior and exterior door handles, steering wheel, and parking brake — basically anywhere you’ve touched or that may have been sneezed or coughed on.

Clean soft surfaces. Your car’s carpets, seats, and other soft surfaces can absorb dirt and germs easily. Depending on the type of upholstery your car has, use a leather cleaner, vehicle carpet cleaner, or upholstery shampoo to give everything a deep clean.

Practice prevention. When your car is cleaned, make sure you take necessary precaution from bringing unwanted germs into the cabin. Use hand sanitizer that has at least 60 percent alcohol content and regularly wipe everything down with disinfectant wipes.

For further sanitizing advice or assistance for your specific vehicle, get in touch with one of our service departments at Downtown Autogroup in Toronto.

Spring Car Cleaning Tips for a Fresh Start

Spring Car Cleaning Tips | Toronto, ON

Have you thought about how to give your vehicle a fresh start in the warmer months? Start with these spring car cleaning tips and help your ride sparkle like new.

Give your vehicle a thorough wash. With winter’s ice-crusted windshields and stubborn road salt, your car’s exterior can really take a beating. If you leave it dirty for too long, it might even start to rust. To prevent lasting damage, make sure you include a thorough exterior washing as part of your car’s spring cleaning. Clean the tires with tire-cleaning spray and don’t forget to clean the undercarriage, too.

Tidy the interior. Over the course of the cold months, it’s likely that you’ve amassed a collection of litter and a coat of dust or dirt inside your car. Tidy up your car’s interior by getting rid of the trash and wiping down your dashboard.

Clean your floor mats. Your vehicle’s floor mats are probably dirty with dried mud or leftover road salt. Remove them from your car and give them a good vacuum and scrub. If they’re carpeted mats, use carpet cleaner; if they’re rubber mats, wipe them down with warm water and soap to help them look like new.

Follow these tips for a fresher-looking car this spring — and be sure to catch up on under-the-hood maintenance with a visit to a service department at a Downtown Autogroup dealership.