How to Minimize the Risk of Coronavirus in your Vehicle

March 26, 2020NuVinAir® Blog
Hand cleaning console with green cloth.

While the world seems to be spinning out of control around us, it is time we take back ownership of those things that are within our power to control. Since so many of us are now working from home, we can make sure our environment is as healthy as we can make it, especially in our vehicles.

Experts have now determined the coronavirus can remain active on plastic and stainless steel for up to 72 hours and we certainly know that our vehicles are made up of plenty of those surfaces. The good news is that the virus can be effectively inactivated if the surfaces are properly cleaned.

Kelly Blue Book suggests that car owners, dealerships, rental car companies and ride share entities use hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes to wipe down the interior of a vehicle and any other area that could be considered a high-touch area such as steering wheels, door handles, control buttons, seat belts, mirrors and radios.

However, even if used correctly and frequently, these wipes are normally unable to reach far enough into porous surfaces such as upholstery and nooks and crannies to address the contaminants embedded in those materials and areas.

The contaminants embedded in hard-to-reach areas can contribute to the residual less-than-clean smell of the vehicle. And while clean is not a smell, foul-smelling is certainly not clean. Cleaning the air of the vehicle is where NuVinAir’s patented process and powerful treatments step up your cleaning regime. NuVinAir’s patented process and treatments, that are powered by chlorine dioxide, help mitigate this problem by generating a dry, hygienic gas which fills the vehicle’s interior and penetrates deeply into all surfaces. The gas rapidly dissipates after dispersion and, when use directions are followed, allows for the safe and rapid re-entry into a clean, contaminant-free vehicle.

About NuVinAir Global

NuVinAir Global is a privately held, Dallas-based company providing healthier commutes for drivers and passengers around the world by delivering a patented cleaning process and proprietary product line powered by chlorine dioxide to dealerships, rental car companies, and other automotive businesses. NuVinAir’s patented ReStore and ReFresh treatments are used to clean the air of the vehicle and remove contaminants, odor, and pollutants by dispelling a dry, hygienic vapor that reaches places that sprays and wipes simply cannot. Products and programs are sold through its Franchisees, who own protected rights to their defined territories. For more information, visit NuVinAir.com and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.