I know people have really started to pay more attention since the virus outbreak but I have always been a bit of a germophobe since going through nursing school. I am not really doing much differently. I keep both alcohol and peroxide in spray bottles in my car along with sanitizing car wipes and rags. After every ride, I wipe down the seats, handles, and so on. I also keep gloves and masks on hand, always have. If someone is sick, I just pop on some gloves and a mask.
How are you keeping your car more clean and sanitary?
Most of us are guilty of snacking or full-on dining in the driver’s seat from time to time. But some research indicates that food spilled on a dashboard has 10 times the bacteria than the seat belt or radio dial, so make sure you promptly clean up any soda spills, sandwich crumbs, or other food-related deposits.
Shampoo and vacuum the upholstery. It’s one of those tasks we often ignore, but vacuuming the upholstery in your vehicle can make a big difference in removing dust mites, food crumbs, and all sorts of icky substances that can get you sick.