Why should I have my car professionally detailed? Or my windows tinted? It’s a question we get all the time at Orlando’s Rite Now Mobile Detailing, and the fact is, there are quite a few reasons. 

The #1 Reason We Should Clean Our Vehicle On A Regular Basis…..Sanitation!

We are at the height of cold and flu season and while we disinfect just about everything, our car is often overlooked. The latest survey shows about a third of people clean their car only once a year!  

The CarRentals website has some very interesting facts about the dangerous bacteria lurking in your vehicle. 

If you’re part of the one third of Americans who rarely clean their vehicles, you’ve likely never considered just how many germs are crawling over the surfaces of your car — or where those germs are coming from. There are roughly 700 different strains of bacteria living in the average vehicle, exposing the food you eat in your car and your immune system to some serious dangers.

Food is often a catalyst for a germ infested car. Because we spend so much time in our vehicles, many of us find ourselves eating on the go, especially while on a road trip. But based on the data you might want to reconsider this.

That french fry you dropped in between the seat and center console or your child’s spilled milk on the backseat creates a breeding ground for bacteria. Keep the windows up and park in the hot sun, and these food spills begin to multiply and spread throughout the vehicle. The thought of eating off a toilet seat is horrifying, but few people realize that eating in the car is likely to make you more sick.

The average steering wheel, which was was found to have 629 CFU per square centimeter, was far dirtier than some of the most frequently touched spaces, including:

  • Six times dirtier than an average cell phone screen at 100 CFU
  • Four times dirtier than a public toilet seat at 172 CFU
  • Two times dirtier than public elevator buttons at 313 CFU

Sanitation isn’t the only reason why you should have your vehicle professionally detailed on a regular basis. Check back with us next week for more reasons. Until then, contact Rite Now Mobile Detailing about getting rid of those dangers germs and bacteria infesting your car

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