SELECTING MATERIALS TO CLEAN AND DISINFECT YOUR VEHICLE’S INTERIOR:
Depending on whether our vehicles have cloth, imitation leather, or real leather upholstery, the cleaning agents and steps differ accordingly. We always follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure germs are killed. Each BAIHP’s driver understands the amount of time a disinfectant must remain visible wet on a surface to effectively kill a specific pathogen, so each disinfectant has enough time to kill the targeted pathogen before it gets wiped away. At BAIHP, we prefer to use Isopropyl alcohol as a safe option for most interior surfaces. Isopropyl alcohol with a strength of around 70% is easy and safe to use for wiping hard surfaces. These may include the dashboard, steering wheel, seat adjusters, console, doors, shifter, handles, knobs, gear shifter, seat belts, rearview mirror, cup-holders, etc. It is also suitable for cleaning imitation leather.
Isopropyl alcohol can remove various types of stains, residues, smudges, and kill viruses and bacteria. However, keep in mind that it is bad for leather. Leather has a thin coating that protects it from discoloration. Chemicals like Isopropyl alcohol can destroy the coating, fading the dye of the leather.
We prioritize the “high touch” surfaces of our vehicles when cleaning. All wiping is carried out using a microfiber cloth. This fabric has tiny loops that sweep and capture away dust and dirt particles before they scratch shiny plastic or delicate surfaces. So, not only will it effectively trap dirt, but it also ensures we leave no scratches while cleaning.
STEPS FOR DISINFECTING AND CLEANING VEHICLE INTERIORS
While automobile interiors are designed to be strong and durable, scrubbing them with something rough can cause discoloration and scratches. Wiping hard surfaces with alcohol and gently cleaning upholstery have been the most effective methods to clean and maintain our vehicles’ interior. We avoid using excess water when wiping seats to avoid getting absorbed through the cushion underneath, possible resulting in a musty smell and mold growth. Using a sponge or cloth soaked in soap water has been the best way for us to wipe down our vehicles’ seats.