Keep your vehicle clean and protect your health
Mitsubishi Motors Ireland Guide to Cleaning your Vehicle
Regular hand washing is a vital part of staying healthy as well as disinfecting surfaces including those inside your vehicle. It is advised that you wear disposable gloves for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. If a surface appears dirty, it should be wiped down with soap and water prior to disinfection. For the interior of your vehicle, a microfiber or soft cloth dampened with soap and water can be used to wipe down hard surfaces.
It is important to be aware that while most common household disinfectants are effective, some are unsuitable for use on a vehicle such as bleach, hydrogen peroxide, benzene, thinners or other abrasive and harsh cleaners. These types of products include chemicals that can cause damage to your vehicle’s upholstery and surfaces.
Sprays which contain at least 70% alcohol and alcohol-based wipes should be used in your vehicle instead and will not cause damage. Your Smartphone Link Display Audio system should be cleaned carefully with screen wipes or a soft cloth dampened with soap and water and then wiped dry with a clean, soft cloth. Ammonia-based cleaners should not be used on the Smartphone Link Display Audio System as this can cause damage to the anti-glare and anti-fingerprint coatings.
Below are our top 20 recommended vehicle surfaces to regularly clean and disinfect:
- Steering wheel
- Vehicle key/keyrings
- Exterior door handles, both sides (front and back)
- Boot lid or tailgate grab areas
- Interior door handles, both sides (front and back) and interior door panels
- Stop/Start button, if equipped
- Rear view mirror, back and edges
- Air Conditioning vents
- Gear selector/gearbox
- Indicator lever
- Window wiper controls
- Centre console knobs
- Centre console and armrest
- Vehicle dashboard
- Seat belt and buckle. It is important to avoid harsh cleaners on the seat belt, as these can degrade the fibres and the strength of the seat belt.
- Seat belt release button
- Parking brake handle, parking brake or release lever
- Foot pedals (clutch, brake and accelerator pedals)
- Smartphone Link Display
- Sun visors
If your vehicle requires additional attention or you would prefer to get your vehicle professionally sanitised, contact your local authorised Mitsubishi who willbe more than happy to help with this. Our Mitsubishi dealerships are open for business and are available for vehicle service and repairs and many of our dealerships are offering a no-contact drop off or at home vehicle collection/delivery service. Find your local authorised Mitsubishi dealership here: https://www.mitsubishi-motors.ie/dealer-locator
About MITSUBISHI MOTORS
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Since the Mitsubishi group produced its first car more than a century ago, we have demonstrated an ambitious and often disruptive approach, developing new vehicle genres and pioneering cutting-edge technologies. Deeply rooted in Mitsubishi Motors’ DNA, our brand strategy will appeal to ambitious drivers, willing to challenge conventional wisdom and ready to embrace change. Consistent with this mindset, Mitsubishi Motors introduced its new brand strategy in 2017, expressed in its “Drive your Ambition” tagline – a combination of personal drive and forward attitude, and a reflection of the constant dialogue between the brand and its customers. Today Mitsubishi Motors is committed to continuous investment in innovative new technologies, attractive design and product development, bringing exciting and authentic new vehicles to customers around the world.