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Car Sanitizing Tips to Fight COVID-19 Spread

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During this global COVID-19 pandemic, you have likely become a little hyper aware of all the things you have to touch, especially when you are out of your home. To help protect yourself against the potential spread of the virus, you can sanitize your car. Here are a few car sanitizing tips to get you started.

Cleaning Supplies

To clean hard surfaces in your car you can use either disinfectant wipes or normal soapy water and a washcloth. For carpets and upholstery, use whatever is appropriate for the materials in your car like leather cleaner, carpet cleaner, or upholstery shampoo. Make sure you don’t use any products with bleach, as you don’t want to unintentionally ruin your car’s interior.

Hard Surfaces

Wipe down all the hard surfaces in your car. Pay special attention to high-touch areas like the steering wheel, audio controls, climate control, and gear shifter. If you are using water and a washcloth, be sure to squeeze out as much excess water as you can so you don’t damage any electronics. You also want to avoid using any ammonia-based cleaners on the touch screen surfaces.

Soft Surfaces

For the upholstery, carpeting, and other soft surfaces, follow the cleaning directions on the products you are using. You can always test the product in an inconspicuous area to make sure it doesn’t damage your interior.

Contact El Dorado Chevrolet to schedule a maintenance check and keep your car running smoothly.

Zoos Across the Country Offering Online Visits

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While we are all stuck at home, there are times you and your family might be feeling a little bored. In normal times, this would mean a fun family outing to the zoo. Unfortunately, we can’t visit our favorite zoos in person, but many zoos across the country are offering online zoo visits. Here are a few highlights.

Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo is home to the famous Fiona the Hippo. Most days the zoo offers a Home Safari program at 3 p.m. EST on its Facebook Live Feed. You can also head to their YouTube channel and catch up on any animals you may have missed.

Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo offers a variety of live animal cams where you can watch the animals explore their habitats, enjoy mealtime, and play with each other. Some of the animals available include elephants, gorillas, giraffes, flamingos, and leafcutter ants.

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is one of the most famous zoos in the world. You and your kids can virtually visit some of their most popular animals including koalas, pandas, polar bears, and tigers.

Until you are able to visit a zoo with your family, enjoy these virtual tours. When it’s time to get back on the road, make sure your car is up to the task by scheduling a maintenance appointment at El Dorado Chevrolet in McKinney, Texas.