Corona Car Cleaning

Tips for Coronavirus Car Cleaning

Our cars are probably the most overseen item we have during this pandemic. We all know our cars and trucks collect dust like nobody’s business but it also holds a lot of germs with that. Everywhere we go outside, everything we touch, we bring these little gross molecules into our vehicles. (ew!) Luckily, with these few steps for cleaning below you’ll be one step further in protecting yourself and loved ones from the COVOID-19 pandemic.

The most deadly weapon against the COVID-19 pandemic is soap. Nothing fancy or specific, pretty much any household anti-bacterial soap will do the job. Soap on viruses is like what water is to fire, it breaks it down and cuts it off before it gets worse. This is exactly what we want to do with our vehicles …or any and every surface in our reach. No pressure! We’re all in this together.

1. Wear Gloves

Disposable gloves have become quite the trend lately and for good reason. Simply put, they reduce the risk of exposing your body to germs.

2. Cover the Bases

Be sure to hit anywhere you most commonly touch:

steering wheel

The Steering Wheel


Gear Shifter

Seat belt buckle

Seatbelt Buckle

rear mirror


windshield wiper

All Controls (Windshield Wipers, Heating/Cooling, Etc.)

door handle

Door Handles

gas cap

Gas Cap (Watch the handles at the gas pumps too!)


& anywhere else you touch the most.

3. Wash Your Hands

We have been hearing this tip non-stop for weeks but that is because it truly is a major preventative step to the Coronavirus and in keeping a germ-free vehicle. Keeping your hands clean will avoid more surfaces needing cleaning and germs from spreading.

For further cleaning supplies, check out this in-depth list from the Environmental Protection Agency.

We’re here for your family during this time. If you’re worried about getting to and from the store in your vehicle that needs service, rest assured that M&L is operating and following specific procedures to protect our customers during this outbreak. Contact us today if you have concerns with your vehicle.

Your safety and well-being is our number one priority here at M&L. If you are showing any symptoms of the Coronavirus, be sure to seek necessary treatment; see CDC’s website for the latest information and contact your doctor as soon as possible.