Protect Your Passengers from Germs

March 05, 2020

Even the smallest unwelcome guests can have a huge impact on your vehicle’s interior. And no, we aren’t talking about your kids…

From the used tissues that litter your floor to the sneezes directed toward your windows, we’re willing to bet your car isn’t exactly lacking in the germ department. With all of the time you spend in your vehicle going to and from work, dropping your kids off at school and carpooling with friends or coworkers, is there anything you wouldn’t do to keep yourself, your family and your passengers as healthy as possible?

Here are a few ways to help yourself and your loved ones stay germ-free:


Disinfecting the surfaces of your car during cold and flu season is an easy way to help prevent illness. At Ziebart, we offer Germ Defender ®, which we developed as a way to offer year-round protection inside of your vehicle. Germ Defender attaches to your vehicle’s interior and begins working immediately. Powered by Bioshield 75®, Germ Defender ® acts like a microscopic bed of nails, puncturing the cell walls of microbes and stopping germs in their tracks.

Germ Defender ® has an EPA approval to last a minimum of 90 days, so you can rest assured that, no matter how often you and your family are getting in and out of your vehicle, it’s still working to keep germs and bacteria at bay.

Air It Out

When sickness is in the air, trapping it within your vehicle is the last thing you want to do. Germs get sent into the air from coughing or sneezing and are recycled by your car’s vents, which means that you and all of your other passengers are forced to breathe them in.

After you know you’ve been driving with a sick passenger, open up your vehicle’s doors and windows to air it out for a few hours.

Declutter Your Car Regularly

Whether it’s old coffee cups, fast food bags or tissues, making sure your car is as mess-free as possible is vital for keeping germs at bay. In between your Ziebart interior detailing appointments, keep a hand vacuum in your car to quickly clean up any spills or crumbs, and make sure to either organize or throw anything away that might cause clutter. Reusing plastic grocery bags, or even buying a collapsible trash can specifically made for cars is really helpful for keeping your car clean.

Getting your car detailed regularly, especially with a Germ Defender ® application, is a great way to immediately repel bacteria and germs, reducing the possibility of illness. Get in touch with your local Ziebart store today to see how they can help you stay healthy this winter and beyond.


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