Current events have given us plenty of reason to learn how to effectively disinfect and sanitize our home and work areas, but what about your car? Continue reading to learn how you can safely disinfect your car from most contaminants. 

Car Sanitation Tips

Vacuum Away Loose Particles

Vacuuming out your car can go a long way in improving the air quality in the cabin. Crumbs, dust, and other particles become embedded in the carpet or in the nooks and crannies of your seats. Over time, these particles will break down and become airborne. Do your lungs a favor and remove any particles that could become allergens in the future. 

First, remove the floor mats, shake them out, and lay them in the sun. Then, take a vacuum, preferably one with a hose attachment, and pay special attention between the seat cushions or under the car seats where these particles tend to collect. This step will not only go a long way in helping you breathe easier, it will also remove any musty smells. 

Find a Car-Safe Disinfectant

While it may be tempting to reach for the Lysol wipes or other familiar bleach products, using these harsh chemicals on or in your car will do irreparable damage, especially to organic surfaces such as leather. 

Instead, use what the professionals at car manufacturers and car assembly plants have been using for years. A concentration of at least 70% isopropyl alcohol is both gentle enough to use safely in your car but potent enough to kill any viruses or infectants you may be concerned about. Pay special attention to commonly touched areas such as the door handles, steering wheel, and seatbelts.

Replace the Air Filters

Chances are, it’s been a while since you’ve given much thought to your air filters. Your air filters are the first line of defense in keeping allergens, pollutants, and other irritating particles from entering your cabin through the air vents. 

If you are unsure of how to find or replace your air filters, consult your owners manual or drop by our Audi service center. We have these parts on hand and can replace them for you in no time. 

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