As coronavirus spreads across the country, people are wondering what they can do to stay safe during this pandemic. There’s plenty of information out there about how to keep safe at home, but what about in your car? Below are some technologies that keep both the interior of vehicles sanitized and ensure clean air. While none of these prevent infection, they can reduce the risk of becoming infected, and this news is something that should be shared with your customers!

High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA)

A HEPA filtration system is simply a filter that can remove over 99.9% of air particles. What does this mean? A cleaner interior! It can fit inside your console cup holder and runs off of a 12-volt outlet.

Ultrasonic Interior and HVAC Cleaning

Healthy auto air quality requires a clean cabin air filter. That’s where the Ultrasonic Interior and HVAC Cleaning come in handy. The evaporator of your vehicle’s AC system produces moisture from the ventilation system. This is the perfect environment for mold spores that create allergic reactions, fatigue, headaches, and sinus problems to occur. Getting a deep cleaning with sanitization will not only treat mold and tiny microorganisms throughout the cabin, but it will reduce odors.

Disinfecting Fogger or Spray

There are custom foggers that kill germs and disinfect the air in your car. These might be hard to come by currently, so if you can’t find any, a household disinfectant spray is an excellent alternative to use in your car.

Also, remember to wipe down everything in your car with disinfecting wipes that you touch regularly. Think about your typical day. From the steering wheel to the radio controls and door handles, it’s a good practice to get into. Be sure to refer to your owner’s manual to be sure these kinds of wipes won’t harm the finish in your car.

UV Lights

The use of ultraviolet light is a method used to help keep rooms clean where air quality is critical. You can purchase a hand-held UV wand to use across surfaces. At a reasonably inexpensive price point, you can consider using these if you’re planning to take public transportation or carpooling.

Again, while these products and habits do not prevent you from getting the virus, they do help improve the air quality and help reduce the risk. The products and technologies, when used together, can go a long way toward improving the air quality in your car and avoiding harmful viruses. Be sure that you, as the dealership, are using these same procedures so that you can reassure your customers you are using every precaution to keep any harmful germs at bay. Need some extra guidance on what you should be communicating to your clients? Contact us at 561-745-6207 or email us at