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Make sure all your electronics are free from coronavirus

How do I sanitize the electronics in my car? 

Everything in our lives is controlled by one kind of electronic device or another. In the time of COVID-19, we need to make sure that anything we use or even touch a lot gets properly cleaned. If you’re wondering, ‘How do I sanitize the electronics in my car,’ the team at Toyota of Decatur spoke with some of the service technicians that are a part of the dealership’s new vehicle sanitation service. Customers can bring their vehicles to the Toyota of Decatur Service Department and we’ll thoroughly disinfect the inside of your car, truck or SUV to make sure you and your family remains healthy. If you want to take care of this at home, let’s check out the information out team shared with one another. 

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Tips for Cleaning Touchscreen Devices 

Since most modern digital devices use touchscreens and most touchscreens are the same, that seemed like a natural place to start when it comes to discussing the disinfection of electronics. The good news is that you likely already have many of the necessary products in your home. Many electronics manufacturers have recommended using either Lysol Wipes or Clorox Kitchen Disinfecting Wipes. These will do a good job of killing any contaminants that might be living on the glass.  

Our team says the key to using these wipes is to make sure that they are not too wet. Be sure to wring them out before wiping things off. 

What other products can I use? 

It is entirely likely that these cleaning products can be difficult to come by at times. A solution of 70 percent isopropyl alcohol and water on a lint-free microfiber cloth will do the job just fine. Like the wipes we mentioned earlier, you will want to make sure that you don’t use an overly saturated cloth. One product you should never use is anything with bleach. This will remove the anti-fingerprint coating on the outside of the screen. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Toyota of Decatur if there is something we can do to help you during these turbulent times.