The Ins and Outs of Car Sanitation

June 10th, 2020 by


With many of us going back to work, chances are you’ve wondered how you can keep your car sanitized so that you and your family members can remain safe and healthy. Continue reading for some helpful tips.

How to Sanitize Your Car

Step 1: Vacuum

The first step to a sanitized car is to thoroughly vacuum out the floors and seats of your Hyundai. Mud, dirt, and food can become embedded in all the nooks and crannies of your car. Over time, these particles will break down and will even become airborne. Do your lungs a favor, and remove these particles now so that your car will smell fresh and your passengers can breathe easy.

Step 2: Disinfect

Now that any mess has been removed and vacuumed from your car, it’s time to wipe the commonly touched surfaces down with a disinfectant. While bleach and Clorox wipes are an excellent disinfectant for many surfaces, they will instantly begin eating away at the soft and organic surfaces of your car. 


Rather than risking damage, use what car manufacturers and car assembly plants have been using for decades. Isopropyl alcohol is an excellent disinfectant, dries easily, and is safe to use on most surfaces. Simply spray a solution of at least 70% on seats, door handles, the steering wheel, and the infotainment system, then wipe them down with a soft, clean terry cloth.

Step 3: Prevent

Once you’ve disinfected your car, it’s important to take one extra step to prevent any new particles, irritants, or allergens from entering your cabin through the HVAC system. Clean air filters will effectively filter out most airborne particles and irritants before cycling clean air into the cabin. As these become dirty or clogged, they will become increasingly ineffective. 


If you are unsure of how to find, clean, or replace your air filters, our technicians at the Hyundai Service Center will be happy to complete this final step for you.

Schedule Hyundai Service in Dearborn, MI

At LaFontaine Hyundai, every car we service leaves our dealership with a thorough cleaning. We use the highest quality products to ensure your Hyundai is treated with the utmost care. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment, and don’t forget to check out our available service specials.