What is the best way to sterilize the inside of a car?
We are definitely living through interesting times. Keeping things clean and tidy around the dealership has always been important to the Meridian Honda staff, but our current situation has required us to take that to a whole new level. In fact, our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way we’re serving our customers. You are probably already well-versed in what it takes to rid your home of the virus, but what about the rolling petri dish in your driveway. So, what is the best way to sterilize the inside of a car? The team of product experts working at the Meridian Honda showroom put together this handy guide to help you make sure your vehicle is as clean as your kitchen.
Get what you need — Cleaning supplies can be tough to come by lately. Luckily, many of the same products you’ve been using to sterilize your home will work just fine in your car, truck or SUV. Your best weapon against COVID-19 is going to be soap and hot water. This humble mixture will kill the virus just fine on hard surfaces like the dashboard, armrests and center consoles.
Most electronics don’t react well to water. Sensitive electronics like touchscreens and steering wheels with integrated controls should be cleaned using a microfiber cloth and a solution containing at least 60 to 70 percent isopropyl alcohol. Be sure to wring the rag to get as much excess moisture out of it as possible. Do not use ammonia-based cleaning products on touchscreens of any type as it will damage the protective coating.
Hit the hot spots — Given the highly contagious nature of COVID-19, you will want to make sure you focus on high-touch areas. This will include door handles (interior and exterior), steering wheel, gear-shifter, touchscreen and seatbelts. Don’t forget to wipe down all upholstery while you’re sterilizing your car. It is probably worth it to invest in some kind of upholstery cleaning agent that is appropriate for the material used in your vehicle.
Protect yourself — You are probably exposing your hands to harsh cleaning products more than usual. Wearing disposable gloves will not only help you avoid skin irritation, but it can also help you avoid picking up the virus while you’re going through the trouble of trying to kill it. Also, be sure to thoroughly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after you’re done disinfecting your car or any other location.
If you have any questions about properly caring for your vehicle during these difficult times, make an appointment with a Meridian Honda product expert today.
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Big thanks to Kelly Watson, Kelly Pollard and Douglas Davis! We had a wonderful experience buying our van! Great service!
Stephanie Allen Reid
I had the best ever car buying experience! Kelly Watson was friendly, funny, never pushy, and so very patient with me.
Clancy Lee Willis
Brought in my husbands truck to the body shop and WOW! What great service! Quick, friendly, and reasonably priced! Even though our vehicle isn't a Honda, they for the parts and work done faster than any other place I have been! Thanks for great service!
Leslie Horn Vollor
The absolute best place to have a car serviced! I love Meridian Honda!
Katie Elizabeth Davis
Awesome people and so easy to deal with. No need to go to Brandon or Jackson to buy a Honda!!
Beth Boatman Nabors
I've really enjoyed dealing with Adam on my last 3 Hondas The thing I like best about my new 2016 CRV is the back-up screen!!!
I think it is an all around good business to buy a car from! The service department is absolutely wonderful, the staff is kind and caring, and they can fix your car faster than u ever thought
Just wanted to say "Thank you!" for verifying an issue with a tire on my daughter's 2007 Honda Civic as I was driving her from the greater Houston area to Charlotte (and her on to Virginia). The Service team was friendly, accommodating, communicative at every step and if we lived anywhere close, I'd bring vehicles in there for service. Thanks again for taking care of ... us today on our travels!
Caring and professional work. The people were friendly. Would recommend to everyone. I have always had a very good experience.
Came in for an oil change and tire rotation and Josh let me know a couple more things that needed to be done.
Noone was pushy, they listened to what I wanted. They were very fair to deal with. My time in and out was fast.
Fast and Friendly to the most satisfactory degree. Always ready to do what is needed and always referenced me as to the work done or needed.
Friendly staff, great service. Purchased 3 Hondas here and use them for all my service and tire needs. Sales and service are the best.
I just liked when I pulled up everybody was so friendly I love the clean building the service was excellent the service was long they were very prompt I just enjoyed my service
Salesman did a great job helping us. Had the car we wanted. Will do buisness with again when car shopping again Thanks!!!
They worked very hard to get me the car I wanted with in my payment range in a very timely manner. This dealership has a friendly atmosphere. It was an enjoyable experience. Can't say enough about Myrna, she is the best!!! Thanks for all you do!!
Can get in and out very quickly. Enjoy the coffee and friendly staff while I am waiting. Don't mind having my car serviced.
I was treated with respect, kelp up to date on repair. My salesman, Kelly Watson, was most helpful. I am always treated like I am a very special person!
Welcome to Meridian Honda in Meridian, MS
Honda has become the most-trusted brand in America. Meridian Honda seeks to follow this example and become the most-trusted dealership in the Meridian area. From our sales team, to our service department and body shop, we want our customers from the past, present and future to be confident knowing they will receive the highest level of care and respect when they visit Meridian Honda.
Our team at Meridian Honda is excited to get to know each of our customers on a personal level. At Meridian Honda, you will be able to browse an extensive selection of Honda cars, trucks, SUV's, vans and crossovers. This includes all of the headliners from the Honda model lineup, such as the Accord, Civic, CR-V and Pilot. In addition to our inventory of new vehicles, Meridian Honda is home to many top-quality pre-owned models from Honda and other brands. Take a look around our website to learn more about everything we have to offer at Meridian Honda. We look forward to your visit!