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How To Sanitize Your Honda

A man sanitizing the inside of a car

Tempe Honda has been asked a lot lately by Tempe drivers how to sanitize a new or used vehicle. If you want to know more about how to sanitize your Honda, read on. Vacuuming up the dirt and wiping away the dust from hard surfaces will make your car look clean, but it takes more effort to remove bacteria, germs, and viruses that you can’t see. These are some helpful tips on how to sanitize your car.

What Not to Use

Be careful not to use any harsh chemicals on your car’s services, as they can cause damage or create a strong odor that can make those drives around Gilbert unpleasant. Use only cleaners and disinfectants explicitly designed for use inside of vehicles, which will clean your car’s cabin without harming delicate materials.

Use Disinfectant Wipes

When considering how to sanitize your car, one of the most effective methods is to use household disinfectant wipes that will both kill germs and clean your surfaces. You can use them on most hard surfaces but focus on the areas you touch the most often. Soon your car will look sparkling clean for those drives to Chandler.

The Best Car Interior Disinfect Steps

Here’s a step-by-step guide for how to sanitize your Honda:

  1. Start with the steering wheel: There’s no way to drive your Toyota without touching the steering wheel and it can be covered in germs, so make sure it’s completely clean. Pay close attention to areas where dirt and bacteria can hide, like in the stitching, seams, and the buttons you use for everything from cruise control to speaker volume. Wipe these areas down carefully.
  2. Disinfect door handles and buttons: Another area that Mesa drivers touch often is their door handles and dash buttons or knobs. Be careful to not use a disinfectant wipe on exterior handles because it could damage the paint. While you’re working on the door, take a moment to wipe down all of the buttons for the windows and side mirrors as well. You should also wipe down the rearview mirror.
  3. Wipe down the infotainment center: The infotainment center is a spot frequently touched by you and your passengers. Carefully wipe down the buttons and knobs to remove all of the dirt and germs. Use a microfiber cloth to remove fingerprints and dust from the touchscreen and then use an ammonia (but alcohol-free) cleaner. Remember, harsh chemicals, paper towels, and tissues might scratch the screen.
  4. Clean the cup holders: Cup holders often gather dirt, crumbs, and spills. Clean up the noticeable dirt first and then break out the disincentive wipes to clean the area thoroughly.
  5. Soap fabric seats: It’s essential that before cleaning any leather or fabric surface, do a spot test in an inconspicuous spot and let it dry to be sure it doesn’t leave a stain or mark. Old-fashioned soap and water is a good way to clean fabric, but don’t completely soak the seats. Wipe down the fabric surfaces with antibacterial soap, then rinse it and dry it as much as possible with a clean dry cloth.
  6. Be extra careful with leather: If you have leather seats, use a product specifically made to clean and disinfectant leather surfaces. The parts department at Tempe Honda can recommend a good leather cleaner for your car.
  7. Don’t forget to clean the floor: Remove your floor mats and thoroughly wash them with antibacterial soap and water. Use the same solution on your carpets, but be careful not to soak the carpet as it can cause mold. Allow the carpet and floor mats to dry thoroughly.

Tempe Honda is Your Auto Care Headquarters

Now that you know more about how to sanitize your car if you have questions about auto service, parts for your car, the Honda CR-V maintenance schedule, the Honda Civic maintenance schedule, or car detailing, contact the parts or service departments at Tempe Honda. From oil changes to new tires and just about anything else you can dream up, even to browse our used Honda SUV inventory, we’re here for you. Contact us today!

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