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Tips for Disinfecting Your Pine City Vehicle During the COVID Outbreak

Posted at Mon, Mar 23, 2020 11:45 AM

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The COVID-19 outbreak throughout the world is something that no one has seen before. In Pine City, we are following health protocols set by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure that all Eide visitors and employees are protected from the spread of germs. 

You can read all of our current health and safety protocols here. At a glance, these include:

  • Providing hand sanitizing stations throughout the dealership
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting in high-volume areas, restrooms, and demo vehicles

See the Full List of Our Health and Safety Protocols

Best Products for Disinfecting Your Vehicle

Like our staff at Eide CDJR, you’ve likely been taking extra care to wash your hands and regularly disinfect your home, phone, and computer.

What about your vehicle? Considering the current events, it’s a good time for some early spring cleaning. 

In response to the coronavirus, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is compiling a list of products that meet the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. 

There are nearly 300 products on the list, and they are all good options for disinfecting your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM, or other vehicle during the coronavirus outbreak.

The EPA expects these products to be effective against COVID-19 based on:

  • Demonstrated efficacy against a harder-to-kill virus;
  • Qualified for the emerging viral pathogens claim; or
  • Demonstrated efficacy against another human coronavirus similar to SARS-CoV-2.

See the list of Disinfectants For Use Against SARS-CoV-2

How to Disinfect Your Car

Whether you have disposable disinfectant wipes, or a spray bottle with paper towels to throw away, it’s time to get to work on sanitizing your vehicle!

Make sure you don’t miss these spots on your vehicle when cleaning:

  • All door handles (inside and outside)
  • The steering wheel
  • Media console knobs, buttons, and touchscreen
  • Window buttons
  • Dash
  • All seats
  • Sunroof button
  • Storage consoles
  • Gas cap

It’s also a wise idea to keep disinfectant in your car during this time. You can use it to sanitize regularly, as well as wiping down gas pump handles before filling your tank.

We’re Here to Help

Life is a little weird right now, but consistent, simple tasks like disinfecting your vehicle can help decrease the spread of germs.

We know that life still has to go on, and that means you may need to bring your vehicle into Pine City’s service department or invest in a new vehicle to get around Minnesota. If that’s the case, keep in mind that you can schedule your test drive ahead of time in order to avoid groups of people at the dealership. (We’ll still welcome walk-ins, though!)

Our team will continue to do the best we can to create a healthy and safe environment here at Eide CDJR in Pine City. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

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