The winter months mean taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of germs that cause the flu virus. The Center for Disease and Control (CDC) reports, over 200,000 people are hospitalized due to the flu virus annually. Interior auto detailing can help keep you bug free this winter. Consider spending a bit more this season and invest in a sanitized car. If you have never interior detailed, the projected flu numbers for this year may help you to reconsider.
Sure, you take care of the exterior by running your car through the convenient automated car wash. You may even have it professionally hand washed occasionally. After all, no one likes to ride around with grime and dirt remnants. However, this does little to stop the spread of germs. With a quickie car wash your interior may receive a quick once over with a cloth, but flu germs don’t care about that. If you transport small children, teens or pets on a regular basis you may not even be aware of what is hiding in your back seat amidst the myriad of toys, magazines, chew toys and discarded candy wrappers. The football your son carries everywhere can harvest a variety of germs. The same thing goes for your pooch that enjoys exploring and rolling in the grass, right before getting into your car to accompany you on a ride.
Do You Know What is Living in Your Car?
There are many germ traps on the surface and hidden areas in your vehicle. In fact, many people rarely think about how sick the interior of a car can make them. Seat belts, door handles, lock controls, radio knobs, stick shifts, and the glove compartment are touched on a regular basis. Often, by hands that have been in contact with someone with a cold or flu. When germs enter your car you become susceptible to the flu virus.
Interior Detailing is Like a Flu Shot for Your Car
Interior auto detailing is well worth the cost. On average, detailing can take up to two hours. Trained technicians will go through your car with heavy duty cleaning solutions, sanitizing the visible areas, but also getting into the nooks and crannies. A commercial hot water extractor or an industrial steamer is used to remove embedded stains from floor boards and floor mats. Steam is often used to kill and eliminate mold, bacteria and 99.9% of all germs and viruses. You can also request to have your child’s car seat cleaned thoroughly, as they are breading grounds for germs. Interior detailing is very affordable and the money you will save on doctor bills will make up for the cost. Call your local auto detailer and get the protection you need to keep you and your loved ones Flu Free!