MG Tips: 5 suggestions to disinfect your car

April 2020.- To avoid using public transportation and lower risk of contracting COVID-19, driving in your car may be the safest option. Nevertheless, even though there’s less contact with the environment, to keep the virus at bay there are still some disinfection practices to follow when it’s time to go out.


You must pay special attention when disinfecting those areas that are in more contact with your hands. According to several studies, materials such as metal, wood and plastics where were virus droplets remain longer being able to live up to three days. For instance, the car’s door and those areas touched to open and close it such as exterior handle, frame, door locks, and armrests in its interior.


Inside your vehicle, the main contact areas are the steering wheel, turning lights, safety belts, window raisers, and screen of radio. You should also consider the hand brake and shift gear. 


“In these moments, it is important to take care of each other and pay attention to the things we can do to diminish the risk of infection. In case of vehicles, if well most of them are private, we still must maintain constant cleaning schedules while trying not to damage the car’s materials and thus keep it in optimal conditions.” comments Christian Scheel, Product & Sales Manager of SAIC Motor, manufacturer of MG. 


From MG, we advise to follow these tips to disinfect your car:


  • Before you go out, consider a time of at least 20 minutes to disinfect your car and if possible, wash your hands right after performing this action.


  • Among the elements you can use to disinfect most surfaces, you have disinfectant in spray. It’s important to not leave any excess product on the surfaces. Therefore, it is a good idea to remove the extra product with a cloth for this use only. To clean it in more depth, start by sections at the car’s interior.


  • Disinfectant wipes are also an ally to protect yourself. In this case it is suggested to use a different wipe for each surface.


  • In case you don’t have any of these elements at hand, antibacterial gel or a cleansing surface liquid are also useful. In these cases, it is suggested to put the product in a piece of cotton or a cloth and then pass it through the surface. Paying attention to changing it between different elements, to not transfer germs from one side to the other.


  • Never use chlorine, soap, dish detergent liquid or floor cleaners directly on the car’s surface since it may damage the car’s fabrics and the finishing in some plastics.



“It’s important to integrate these routines in our day to day, so we can get out of this situation faster and don’t forget to wash your hands, keep social distance and use a face masks.” ends Scheel.