Here is Steve's car interior cleaning guide to help reduce the risk of you spreading Corona Virus.
As cases of Corona Virus are on the increase it is as important as ever to make sure we keep our homes, workplaces and cars clean, especially if the vehicle is being used for work purposes or used by keyworkers to help support the most vulnerable in our society. As you'll see from the following pictures my car was particularly dusty as during the week I work on a farm which is a support and skills centre for adults with Learning Disabilities.
Before you begin you should put on PPE which includes:
- Disposable Gloves
- Disposable/Washable apron
- Disposable/washable Face Mask
- Antibacterial bleach free disinfectant such as spray or wipes
- a Bin bag
Once you have all the right PPE and cleaning products you can commence cleaning. This step by step guide was my preferred method but in theory you can do it in any order you like.
Before you touch the car, your first priority is to clean the key then you can move onto the car.
1. Start off cleaning the outside door handles, and don't forget the boot handle.
2. Secondly open each door and clean the interior door handles, electric window/mirror switches and storage bins/pockets.
3. The third stage is to clean the seatbelts and release clasp. This can be done in conjunction with the second stage if you wish
4. Moving into the cabin this next stage is the most risky! Cleaning the steering wheel and steering wheel controls including the indicator/wiper stalks. If the car is used by more than one person don't forget to clean the steering wheel rake/reach adjustment lever.
5. Next clean the dashboard controls which will include light controls, air vent controls, air vents, radio/infotainment controls, glovebox/glovebox handle, top of the dash and the bonnet release handle.
6. Continuing along the central tunnel, clean the cupholders, gearstick including the reverse gear lift ring (if applicable), handbrake, 12v socket and armrest.
7. Looking above you, clean the interior lights/switches, sunvisors and interior mirror both front and back.
8. Moving to the boot, clean the boot interior trim handle and parcel shelf. If your car has underfloor boot storage, don't forget to clean the lift handle for this.
9. The last job I did was to clean the seats including the base, back, bolsters, headrests and all seat adjusters.
Following this guide you should have a thoroughly cleaned interior, but to finish off you can always wash the interior mats and hoover the carpets. If your car has leather seats/steering wheel then you might want to finish cleaning the leather with a leather cleaner/moisturiser.
Thanks for reading.