Keeping Your Car Squeaky-Clean

When you’re driving, you probably don’t think about all those germs crawling all over your steering wheel. I mean, you should, don’t know how you don’t, but I guess not everyone is thinking about the important stuff. 

At least, you don’t think about it until you get sick or something. Then I hear all kinds of people saying, “Oh, I don’t know what I’ve come down with! I must have picked it up while I was out?” 

Maybe. Or, maybe you forgot to sanitize your car! 

Sure, I know not everyone keeps anti-bacterial wipes in their car, but there are a few things to keep in mind here. . . 

You Don’t Know What’s on Your Steering Wheel

After a little accident with a commercial truck a few years ago, I got help from a Richmond truck accident lawyer, who was surprised by the number of cleaning products in my car. I didn’t realize that it wasn’t common to keep your car so clean, but I was horrified. 

I mean, do you even know what’s on your steering wheel? You touched the handle, some door knobs, and your phone on the way, all of which are probably disgusting. Then, you rub your hands all over it, maybe get a little food on it, or you even let someone else drive it. 

See where I’m going here? The things are horribly dirty, germs are all over the place, and the filth collects fast. To stay on top of it, you need to get to cleaning now! 

Regular Cleaning Is Key

I get it—not everyone wants to take the time to do the real work of keeping their spaces germ-free. Fine, I’m the odd one out. But, if you’re not going to keep it clean daily, at least do the rest of us a favor and clean up at least once a week, or even a month. 

First, take some wipes to that steering wheel. You’ve probably sneezed on it, and who knows what else. Then, of course, you’ll need to clean the handles, the radio knobs and buttons, and of course the lights and gearshift. Just doing this every week or month will reduce the amount of germs you’re exposed to. You’ll be feeling healthier and happier in no time. 

Keeping Yourself Clean on the Road

I know, for a lot of people, it’s a hassle to avoid germs, especially if you have kids, who are little germ factories. Still, here’s a good rule of thumb—if you just vacuumed your car, take a minute to wipe down the insides, too. It could save you from a cold or flu. 

Trying to avoid an illness or just being more mindful of your health? Check out my other tips. I’ll be adding more as I think of more ways to keep my readers safe from germs.

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