Here are ways on how you can safely disinfect your car, according to Nissan

Updated Dec 02, 2020 | Same topic: COVID-19 Updates

Nissan Philippines shares a useful checklist on how to do it.

Needless to say, COVID-19 is an infectious disease that could cause severe illness. It can be transmitted through an infected person’s coughs, sneezes, or exhales.

This is why Nissan and the U.S.-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put up ways on how you can disinfect your car to ensure safety.

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The CDC recommends wearing disposable gloves to clean and disinfect surfaces, and wiping down surfaces with soap and water prior to disinfection. For vehicle interiors, a soft or microfiber cloth dampened with soap and water can be used on hard surfaces.

Do not use bleach, hydrogen peroxide, benzene, thinners, or abrasive cleaners as they can damage your car’s upholstery and interiors. What the CDC recommends is alcohol-based wipes or sprays with at least 70% alcohol. This can easily clean and disinfect your car without causing any unwanted damage.

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Lastly, when cleaning car screens, use screen wipes or a soft cloth dampened with soap and water to clean. Avoid ammonia-based cleaners as their fume can be extremely harmful to your health especially in an enclosed space like your car.

Here is a checklist that Nissan provided so you can start disinfecting your car:

  • Steering wheel
  • Key and remote fob
  • Exterior door handles (both sides)
  • Trunk lid or lift gate grab areas
  • Interior door pulls, both sides and interior door panels
  • Start button, if equipped
  • Rear view mirror, back, and edges
  • HVAC vents
  • Gear selector
  • Turn selector lever
  • Windshield wiper controls
  • Center stack knobs
  • Center console and arm rest
  • Seat belt and buckle. Avoid harsh cleaners on belt itself as they can degrade the fibers and the belt’s strength
  • Parking brake handle, parking brake or release lever

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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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