During the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever for rideshare drivers to keep their car clean, especially if you are still working. In this guide, you’ll find some top tips to help you keep the interior of your car clean and safe.
The RAC recommends following this checklist when cleaning your car to make sure you cover all areas:
— Steering wheel, including horn and infotainment controls
— Control stalks
— Ignition and power button
— Air vents: passenger and central
— Heating controls
— Seatbelts and clips
— Seat adjust controls
— Head rests
— Seat pockets
Roof and doors
— Door handles and releases
— Door pocket
— Window switches
— Interior lights
— Grab handles
— Parcel shelf
— Boot floor tab
— Glove box and log-book
— Central storage
— Bonnet release lever
You should also keep other items that you use frequently while on the road clean, like your phone, phone holder, charger and wallet.
While cleaning the car, to protect yourself you should wear disposable gloves and an apron, along with eye goggles and a protective mask.
You should use bleach-free household disinfectant and a cloth, and have bin liners to hand to safely dispose of used materials.
Once you’ve finished, dispose of your gloves and apron in a double-bagged bin-liner. You should store this securely for 72 hours before throwing it away in the rubbish.
Wash your hands by following the recommended process for at least 20 seconds after you have removed your gloves, aprons and other protective clothing.
You should clean your vehicle regularly and wait around 3 days after using your vehicle before cleaning. If your car can be kept locked and secured for 72 hours, this could reduce the amount of particles living on surfaces.