Tips to Keep Your Car Sanitized

May 22nd, 2020 by


Recent times have raised our awareness of proper sanitation. And considering how much we (and others) come into direct physical contact with our vehicles, it’s understandable that many people are concerned with properly sanitizing their car. 


Below are some easy car sanitation tips that you can practice in order to not take any germs along for the ride. 

What to Know About Sanitizing Your Car

Keep Some Wipes in Your Glove Compartment 

Stash a pack of disinfectant wipes in your glove compartment and make it a habit to give your car a wipedown every time you fill up for gas. This will ensure you’re sanitizing your car about once every couple of weeks. Some surfaces you should pay special attention to include:

  • Door handles
  • Steering wheel
  • Shifting knob
  • Turn signal and wiper blade knobs
  • Seatbelts and seatbelt fasteners
  • Radio, navigation, and other dashboard controls
  • Armrests
  • Cupholders and consoles 


Do not use any ammonia-based products or bleach. Isopropyl alcohol is safe to use in most cases, and if you are using a spray instead of wipes, use a terry cloth towel and not a paper towel to wipe it dry. 

Regularly Check and Change Air Filters

Germs and bacteria are not only present on the surfaces you touch. The air that circulates through your car can be just as harmful. In fact, your biggest daily exposure to air pollutants comes from inside your car.   


Most vehicles have two air filters. One is located under the hood and filters air into the engine, and the other rests inside the cabin and filters the air you breathe. Periodically check the filter located inside the cabin. If it appears dirty, have it replaced by the experienced professionals at the Douglas INFINITI service center in Summit, NJ.  

Make a Habit of Vacuuming

Food crumbs, trash and debris and dirt tracked inside the cabin can foster germs and bacteria and even turn moldy over time. Make a habit of throwing out trash after eating and vacuum the seats and floors weekly. 

Have Your Car Serviced in Summit, NJ

One way of keeping your car running clean is to have it regularly serviced with fresh oil, clean filters, and parts that are free of corrosion. Check out our ongoing service specials and schedule a service appointment today to keep you and your passengers clean, safe, and sanitized on the road.