How to Sanitize Your BMW

A person wearing a glove sanitizing the inside of a BMW.

At Perillo BMW, the satisfaction of our customers is key, but we are also focused on helping drivers and their passengers stay healthy and safe. One of the best ways to stop the spread of infectious diseases like Coronavirus is to sanitize your BMW sedan or SUV. It is actually quite simple to disinfect high-touch surfaces. Perillo BMW is happy to provide tips on how to sanitize your BMW vehicle. Let’s get started!



Help Prevent the Spread of Viruses

When you are traveling through Chicago and beyond, there are several ways to minimize the spread of viruses or other infectious diseases.

  • First, you’ll want to make sure you’re using safe practices when you leave home. Wearing a face mask or heavy cloth to cover your mouth and face is just one way to slow the transmission of viruses.
  • Washing your hands frequently is also recommended.
  • If you are running errands around Park Ridge, it is a good idea to have hand sanitizer on hand.

Car Sanitizing Products

Before you begin to sanitize your vehicle, you need to know what products to use. You want to effectively disinfect the vehicle without damaging any of its surfaces. Use disinfectant wipes to wipe the surfaces of your vehicle you regularly come into contact with — from seats to handles to the control buttons.

Soap and water can also be used, but be sure to clean any surfaces gently. Cleaning the surfaces too aggressively can cause damage to vinyl, plastic, and leather materials in your vehicle. While hydrogen peroxide or bleach make great disinfectants, these can be too harsh for your vehicle. Ammonia-based cleaners should also be avoided.

Deep Clean Your BMW

After you have compiled the products that you need, your primary focus should be on cleaning high-touch areas where bacteria, viruses, and other germs can multiply. In addition to cleaning your seats, you do not want to miss these areas as well:

  • Steering wheel
  • Control buttons for navigation, air conditioning, etc.
  • Paddle shift levers
  • Gear selector lever
  • Turn indicator stalks
  • Console armrests
  • Display screens
  • Cupholders
  • Cubbyholes
  • Air conditioner vents
  • Door handles

Get More BMW Cleaning Info from Perillo BMW

If you have any additional questions about sanitizing your vehicle, do not hesitate to reach out to the automotive experts at Perillo BMW. We want to ensure our neighbors in the Oak Park area stay safe and healthy. Explore our additional service tips on how to clean leather car seats and how to wash a car to learn more.

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