It’s amazing how often people take for granted the cleanliness of their automobiles. Did you know that your car could be a health hazard? Germs and bacteria lurk there, just like in your home; but it is just simply too often taken for granted. And the problem is compounded by the fact that though both kids and pets can be affected by the germs and bacteria, they can also be responsible for spreading them. Interior auto detailing is important because of the bits and pieces of food, food wrappers and empty drink containers left behind. A report done last year at Queen Mary University in London found that 42 percent of people dine while driving. The research also reported that nine times more germs could be found on the steering wheel of your car than on a public toilet seat. How does that grab you? And what about some 700 bugs that can be harmful and which inhabit the interior of your automobile. This is a wakeup call.
Keeping the interior of your car vacuumed and the panels and door seals wiped down is important to maintaining its cleanliness as well as its value. It will also contribute to keeping you healthy. Keep your dash and console clean and check your air vents. Check your windows and your mirrors for good vision and wipe down your visors, which can accumulate a lot of dust; doing these things on a regular basis can greatly contribute to better health and safety practices. In San Diego, interior detail is often neglected because of the attention to the maintenance of the exterior of the automobile. But the two should go hand-in-hand. Dr Ron Cutler is the director of biomedical science at Queen Mary University and he says 'A car is the perfect place for germs to breed, especially if you eat in it and leave litter or uneaten food around. To avoid potential health risks it would be wise to regularly clean your car inside and out.'
Keeping the interior of your car clean makes a lot of sense and is especially important if you have children or pets. Check on conditioners and fabric protectants. Talk to a good auto detailer that will come to your home. It’s not just about health; it is also about maintaining the value of your automobile. When you think about it, you realize that this is something that might call for a bit more attention. People spend a lot of time in their cars. That’s why it’s wise to keep them clean, comfortable and fresh. Interior detailing, as needed, will contribute to that.
Article courtesy of Joe Seals, owner of So-Cal Mobile Auto Detail, SoCal Oil Star and So-Cal Auto Spa. For more information, visit their website at www.thesocalway.com.