In light of the Coronavirus, many Central Florida residents are seeking out ways to disinfect their vehicles. While often overlooked, your car has more germs than you think. 

 You would be surprised how much dirt, grime, and germs are left behind on a seat belt, sweat and moisture from our hands, and just about anything sticky finds its way onto our hands and transferred to the seat belt. It makes you wonder when was the last time you washed your seatbelt?

“Don’t let that squeaky clean look deceive you. Hitching on for a ride can be all sorts of bacteria, mold, viruses and dust mites. This can really make a difference during the flu and allergy seasons,” USA Today

“The average vehicle has approximately 283 different types of bacteria in every square centimeter, according to a study from the Aston University in Birmingham. The study was led by Anthony Hilton, the university’s director of Biology and Biomedical Science,” according to an article in Health 24 Live a Great Life. “The gear stick was said to be home to approximately 356 different germs, while your boot, where you normally place all your groceries, contains about 850 bacteria.”

According to a recent study by GAP Enviromicrobial Services, a vehicle had consistently 17000 times more bacteria than a home and the average cup holder has 228% more bacteria than a toilet seat!!!

That is why so many people are bringing their vehicles to Rite Now Mobile Detailing in Ocoee and Windermere.

What is auto detailing? The processes of having your car professionally cleaned, both the interior and exterior, disinfecting and significantly improving the appearance and adding value.

This includes eliminating any marks, stains, lingering odors, germs, and bacteria.  If you think about it, germs and bacteria multiply very fast in the hot car, it’s practically a breeding ground. Having it professionally cleaned can reduce the chances of you and your family get sick.

How often should you have your vehicle professionally detailed?

‘Most experts recommend a new detail every four to six months, which equates to 2-3 times a year. However that’s just a rule of thumb, and your detailing frequency should depend on both your car and the type of person you are,” according to New Roads. “Obviously, the more often you have one done, the better condition your car will be in. However, someone who washes, waxes and cleans their vehicle on a consistent basis will need a detail less often than an individual who doesn’t.  If you’re a generally tidy individual, detailing your car twice year should be sufficient.”

“Finally, it’s never a bad idea to have you car detailed prior to selling it. Details are relatively inexpensive, and a clean car can make a big difference on how much someone is willing to pay for it.”

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