According to the World Health Organization, cleaning refers to removing germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. Cleaning does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
Disinfecting refers to using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.
Cleaning and/or disinfecting are both important ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Wear disposable gloves or other protective garments when cleaning or disinfecting cars.
Diluted household bleach, alcohol or household disinfectant solutions are effective for killing the coronavirus.
Disinfect all seats, steering wheels, door handles, keys, seat belts, gear shifts, air vents, mirrors, connectivity units, hand rails or bed door handles.
Clean any visible dirt from any part of the car that a person usually touches with hot soapy water.
Read the instructions of cleaners and disinfectants carefully. Mixing products such as bleach and vinegar, bleach and ammonia, bleach and alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide and vinegar can create deadly substances like mustard gas, chloroform or WIPE DOWN corrosive acid.
Keep hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol based available at consumer applications like golf courses.
For more information specific to your vehicle, please see your Owner's Manual.