How do you sanitize your vehicle against coronavirus?

Consumer Reports makes an important point

Consumer Reports makes an important point:
“A car's interior is less durable than, say, a kitchen counter or bathroom sink. So how do you protect those surfaces without damaging them?”

Many of the same cleaners the CDC and EPA recommend for sanitizing your home are perfect for protecting your car against coronavirus. Remember: the CDC recommends cleaning products with alcohol solutions of at least 70 percent.
And also be sure to cleanse those often touched, but often overlooked parts of your vehicle featured in the graphic below.

Heed this important warning about your vehicle from Consumer Reports:
“Whatever you do, don't use bleach or hydrogen peroxide on the inside of your car…they will likely damage your car's upholstery. And do not use ammonia-based cleaners on car touch screens, as they can damage their anti-glare and anti-fingerprint coatings.”
In the video below, Dr. Richard Tubb, a retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general who served as White House physician for three U.S. presidents, explains the best disinfection techniques you can use in both your vehicle and home to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

And though your vehicle is unlikely to be affected by the coronavirus in any serious way, it's always a good idea to know what your auto insurance policy covers.
If you need help understanding your policy or your rights as an insurance consumer, check out our list of department of insurance contact information for each state in the United States.

With COVID-19 spreading across the country, Americans are doing everything they can to protect themselves against the virus, and one way to do that is by properly sanitizing their vehicles. 
Our team of experts put together a guide to help Americans understand how to sanitize surfaces in their cars they may come in contact with. They also offered clarification on easily confused buzzwords during the pandemic. 

This blog is an excerpt from the guide Keeping Your Car & Home Coronavirus Free, published March 30, 2020.


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