If you’re cleaning your car at home, ensure that you follow the water wise rules where they are applicable.
1. Empty out the interior
Take out any loose items, rubbish, debris and coins. Put them somewhere safe, where they can’t transfer contaminants to surfaces like your kitchen counters. Take a peek down the abyss between the front seats and the centre console, and you may find a small fortune there.
Take a vacuum and extract any dust and loose particles. Work from the top down in a methodical manner and make sure you hit all of the crevices in the seat cushions and stitched seams. Don’t forget to lift out your mats and shake them off before vacuuming, then you will be able to access the footwell carpeting where you can vacuum those areas too.
Take your cleaning solution of choice and begin wiping the car’s interior surfaces. Continue to clean the cloth, as you don’t want to spread the dirt. If your car manufacturer says it is safe to do so, leave the cleaning solution on the surfaces for twenty seconds to kill any germs, before wiping away.
If you are at a communal site, it’s important that you follow the social distancing requirements. Before getting into the car wipe down the door handle with a wipe and do the same to the interior door handles, steering wheel, gear lever, handbrake and seat belt once inside.