India is slowly stepping towards Unlock 1.0, which will be carried out in multiple phases. With corporate offices and other private organisations starting its operations, the safety of the employees is its top-most priority.
Instead of opting to travel in public transportations, people would prefer driving their vehicle to the office. But when doing so, let’s ensure that your car is kept safe from the coronavirus disease as well. Since you will be driving the vehicle to work, ensuring that it is clean and sanitised every day before driving is vital in these times.
In this article, we will be discussing a few tips that will help you keep your car clean during the pandemic.
Vacuum your vehicle daily
Dust particles tend to accumulate in your car on a regular basis. To ensure that it does not cause any infection to you and other passengers, you must vacuum your car daily. Ensure that you scrub the carpets, pedal, lever, and floor mats while you vacuum the car interiors. Apart from this, sanitise the car seats with soap water daily or have it disinfected from a professional every week.
Keep the high-touch surfaces clean
There are several areas in the car that you touch often. These include the steering wheel, knobs, switches, mirrors, buttons, and more. To ensure that constant touching does not infect you with the virus, you should sanitise these surfaces daily.
You can make use of a top-quality car interior cleaner solution as it is ammonia-based. Also, make sure the solution is diluted as it can cause damage to display glass or plastic on the screens due to its acidic properties. The best way to use the solution is to apply it on a cotton cloth and then use the cloth to clean the surfaces.
Do not forget to clean the grey areas
There are certain grey areas in your car, such as the headliner, headrest, window glass, etc. that could have the virus resting upon them. Coming in contact with these areas can get you infected. So, you must ensure that they are kept clean on a daily basis as well.
Remember to wipe the door handles from the inside and outside as contact to these areas are often unavoidable. You can keep a hand sanitiser bottle with you in the car along with a mask, wet wipes, and gloves. The reason to be so cautious is to ensure that you are safe from the virus infection.
Disinfect the HVAC unit
The HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning) unit helps circulate the air in the car when driving. The chances are that this unit may carry the virus. Hence, it is advisable to deep-clean the system, including the air-filters. This will ensure that you are breathing healthy and virus-free air and do not have to worry about the infection.
While you are ensuring that your car is corona-free, also make sure that it is in top-notch condition. The vehicle must have been stagnant during the lockdown, and to get it serviced and cleaned from a professional before the drive is a must.
Also, ensure that your car insurance plan is active. If it is due for a renewal, get the policy renewed as soon as possible. Other documents that you need to ensure are valid include driving licence, registration certificate, and PUC.
Since the safety rules are stringent, police officers may ask for the driving licence details or any other details. Failing to provide any documents can attract hefty fines, and you certainly don’t want that during such dreadful times.
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