How to Clean Your Car’s Interior

Washing your hands and cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces are two important ways to stop the spread of bacteria and viruses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Inside your car, you should clean frequently touched surfaces, including the steering wheel, door handles, shift levers, any buttons or touchscreens, wipers and turn signal stalks, passenger and driver door armrests, grab handles, and seat adjusters. 

Vigorously washing with soap and water is also safe and effective for cleaning your car’s interiors—just be careful not to scrub too hard.

Avoid bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and ammonia-based cleaners, which can damage your car’s upholstery and anti-glare and anti-fingerprint coatings.