“Do’s & Don’ts” | Tips for Car Cleanliness During the Pandemic

May 15, 2020

Looking for simple, at-home ways to keep your vehicle cleaned and sanitized until you can see a professional detailer? 

We recommend you pay special attention to the following areas, and that all consumers who must use their cars for essential trips during the pandemic do the same.

High-Touch Point Areas

The high-touch point areas in your vehicle include:

  • The steering wheel
  • Door handles (interior and exterior)
  • Door latches
  • Lock buttons
  • Radio and climate control buttons
  • Touchscreen radio/GPS system
  • Seat belts

Do’s and Don’ts 

In addition to following CDC guidelines, such as wearing a mask and gloves in public and maintaining social distance, here are some DO’s & DON’T’s from Ziebart for when you must use your car.


  • Place your mask in a paper bag before putting it on your car seat.
  • Remove your gloves and place them in a bag before entering your vehicle. Throw the bag with the gloves away when you get home.
  • Sanitize your hands after removing your gloves and mask.
  • Carry disinfectant wipes to clean the high-touch points of your vehicle listed above.
  • To reduce damage, use an alcohol swab to clean touch screen radios.


  • Don’t place your used gloves and masks on the seats in your car.
  • Don’t throw your used gloves on the ground outside.
  • Never spray any liquid chemicals on the electronic devices in your car – this can severely damage the system and lead to expensive repairs.
  • Don’t use bleach or hydrogen peroxide to clean – this can damage surfaces.

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