How to Sanitize Your Vehicle

At Oak Lawn Toyota, we want Evergreen Park drivers of new or used Toyota cars to feel comfortable and connected to the world around them. However, we also understand your need to feel safe and healthy during the outbreak of the Coronavirus. The most efficient way to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and any infectious disease is to regularly sanitize your Toyota vehicle when you drive it. Every surface that you touch — handles, seats, steering wheel, mirrors, and others — should be disinfected after your commute or after you run your errands. Learn more about sanitizing your Toyota from Coronavirus from Oak Lawn Toyota.

Keep You And Your Passengers Safe

Traveling in Oak Lawn can be safe and worry-free when you plan safety precautions and prepare the necessary tools before leaving the house. Follow these tips to stay safe when you’re running errands in Orland Park:

  • Have the necessary items to protect yourself and your family, including protective gloves and a mask to cover your nose and mouth. These will form a barrier to ensure your safety and that of others with whom you come in contact.
  • Keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer with you for quick disinfecting. (Protip: Do not leave a large bottle of hand sanitizer in your car as it could overheat and rupture.)
  • Wash your hands as soon as you return home, and if you wore your mask and gloves, dispose of the gloves. Discard your mask if disposable, or launder it if appropriate.

Proper Car Sanitizing Materials

You will want to prepare yourself with the right materials to effectively eradicate germs and viruses, including Coronavirus, from your Toyota vehicle. Disinfectant wipes are your best defense against germs. Frequently wipe all surfaces you commonly touch, including the steering wheel, door handles, rearview mirror, seat adjustment levers, gear shift, and any buttons. Once you’re back home in Countryside, you can use soap and warm (not hot) water to gently clean leather seats, vinyl, plastic surfaces, and other interior surfaces in your car. It’s recommended that you avoid using cleaners containing hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, and bleach as they can damage these materials.  


Giving Your Vehicle a Deep Clean

Using warm water and soap, you will want to clean all the places in your vehicle that drivers and passengers normally touch, where viruses and bacteria can attach and grow. Areas that need attention include:

  • Interior seats
  • Steering wheel
  • Control buttons for seats, navigation, air conditioning, heating, radio, etc.
  • Paddle shift levers
  • Gear selector lever
  • Turn indicators and lights
  • Armrests, headrests
  • Touch display screens
  • Cupholders
  • Heating/ air conditioning vents
  • Door handles
  • Rearview mirror and visors
  • Seat belt buckles

Get More Cleaning Info from Oak Lawn Toyota

Driving on Oak Lawn roads can be safe and worry-free when you plan ahead and take precautions to keep yourself and your passengers safe from Coronavirus and other infectious diseases. Keeping protective gloves and masks in your vehicle, discarding disposable items when you return home, and thoroughly cleaning the interior of your car can greatly reduce your risk of infection. There are many helpful service tips on our website, or you can contact us today at our dealership near Evergreen Park for expert help and advice.


Our Service Specials

Service Coupon- Synthetic Oil Change
$77.95 plus tax

Toyotas and Scions only, not Lexus vehicles. One coupon per customer. May not be combined with other offers. Not applicable to prior purchases. Must provide coupon at time of purchase. See dealer for full details. Over the counter only.

EXPIRES: 08/05/2022
Service Coupon- Conventional Oil Change
$67.95 plus tax

Toyotas and Scions only, not Lexus vehicles. One coupon per customer. May not be combined with other offers. Not applicable to prior purchases. Must provide coupon at time of purchase. See dealer for full details. Over the counter only.

EXPIRES: 08/05/2022
Service- Brake Special

$25 off brake service.Per axle.

Toyotas and Scions only, not Lexus vehicles. One coupon per customer. May not be combined with other offers. Not applicable to prior purchases. Must provide coupon at time of purchase. See dealer for full details. Over the counter only.

EXPIRES: 08/05/2022
Service Special- Fluid Exchange

$10 OFF

Toyotas and Scions only, not Lexus vehicles. One coupon per customer. May not be combined with other offers. Not applicable to prior purchases. Excludes oil changes. Must provide coupon at time of purchase. See dealer for full details. Over the counter only.

EXPIRES: 08/05/2022
Battery Inspection

Complimentary Battery Inspection

Toyotas and Scions only, not Lexus vehicles. One coupon per customer. May not be combined with other offers. Not applicable to prior purchases. Must provide coupon at time of purchase. See dealer for full details. Over the counter only.

EXPIRES: 08/05/2022

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