Do you regularly sanitize the bathroom? If so, why wouldn’t you do the same to maintain a clean car interior? Car cabins become dirty really fast; yet many car owners don’t bother to thoroughly clean the interior. We’ll explain how to keep a car cabin clean and why this is important for driver and passenger health.
Here is a rather disturbing health fact: an average car seat contains 100 strains of bacteria per square centimeter, according to a University of Birmingham study. That is roughly twice as much as a toilet set.
Why is this? Many drivers eat while behind the wheel and also allow their passengers to do the same. A survey by the European-based Dorel brand revealed that 36% of car owners have at one point found food lodged in the upholstery.
Here is a food-for-thought question: Would you eat while using the restroom? If not, then why would you do so in the car?
- Refrain from eating in the car. If you must eat while on the go, then vacuum afterwards to remove crumbs
- Use disinfectant wipes to clean the steering wheel and dashboard
- Tie a trash bag in the back of the car
- Regularly shampoo the upholstery and areas with leather stitching
- All consumables that go in the car also leave the car with you, even if unopened
Don’t let your car become a nesting ground for illness-inducing germs. Bring your car to Bellingham Detail and Auto Glass for a professional cleaning. Our car care package includes various services for maintaining a clean car interior.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Expert auto detail, auto glass and car wash in Bellingham, Ferndale, Blaine, Fairview, Deming, Lynden, Lummi Island, Sudden Valley, Laurel & Everson.