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Keeping Your Car Clean: 4 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Coronavirus

Coronavirus can spread quickly inside our cars because they’re small, contained spaces. Washing your hands will help you avoid transmitting the virus before and after:

  • Driving your car
  • Eating
  • Using the restroom
  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Leaving your house

But coronavirus can exist on some surfaces for days after contagious saliva droplets landed there. That’s why keeping your car clean is essential to slow the spread and stay healthy.

Here are four tips to reduce your risk of contracting or spreading coronavirus.

1. Limit your trips to essential errands.

While stay-at-home measures are in place, we can still make necessary trips to the grocery store, doctor’s appointments, and so on. Limit driving to essential errands to prevent germs from spreading in your vehicle. You’ll also reduce the risk of carrying the virus inside your home or spreading it to others.

2. Use the right tools in (and on) your car.

a man vacuuming his seat while cleaning his car’s interior

After vacuuming for visible debris, it’s time to tackle the invisible germs on your car’s rubber, plastic, aluminum, and leather surfaces. For a full list of EPA-approved disinfectants you can use to kill the virus, see this PDF from the American Chemistry Council. Or, you can bring your car in for a professional disinfectant service.

3. Wipe down anything you touch.

The CDC recommends cleaning high-touch surfaces often — and that includes things in our cars we handle on a daily basis. Tackle these surfaces with household cleaners or a comprehensive disinfectant service:

  • Car keys
  • Steering wheel
  • Gear shift
  • Turn signal switch
  • Windshield wiper switch
  • Door handles
  • Radio knobs
  • Storage bins
  • Seat belts 
  • Dashboard

4. Do some extra cleaning if kids or seniors ride with you.

Seniors have a higher risk of contracting coronavirus, especially those with autoimmune and chronic respiratory diseases. And little ones aren’t as careful about hygiene or cleanliness, tracking in dirt and germs without even realizing it. So if you drive any children or elderly loved ones around, make sure you’re keeping your car clean with even more frequent wipe-downs.

By limiting your travel and cleaning your car often, you can reduce the spread of germs and keep your loved ones (and yourself) healthy.

Premier’s mission is to create happiness through professional detailing, and our purpose is to exhibit a philosophy of servanthood! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or visit our website. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well!

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That's why, at Premier, you’ll get more than just exceptional service for your car.

You’ll drive away happy knowing you’re also valued and a huge part of supporting and celebrating others.

If you’re ready to restore, protect, or style your car—book an auto detailing service in Lafayette, Indiana or Kokomo, Indiana. Our professionally trained staff (and satisfaction guarantee) promise that you’ll be impressed with our attention to detail and blown away with the final results.

* There will be an additional charge of $50 for Iron Decontamination. If your vehicle has tar, overspray, or road paint on it, we will provide a custom quote for removal.

* Removing stains is an intricate service, and while we always try to do everything possible to remove stains, we cannot guarantee full stain removal. In the event a stain cannot be fully removed, we will try to attenuate it as much as possible.

* Headliners are extremely delicate. Excessive cleaning and wetting of the headliner can cause it to fail, so excessive soiling may not be able to be removed.


Ceramic Wash, Clay, and Seal

* These prices are based on a vehicle in average condition. For a more accurate quote, pictures or a detailer’s estimate may be needed to see if your vehicle qualifies for this price.


Full Detail

* These prices are based on a vehicle in average condition. For a more accurate quote, pictures or a detailer’s estimate may be needed to see if your vehicle qualifies for this price.


Interior Detail

* These prices are based on a vehicle in average condition. For a more accurate quote, pictures or a detailer’s estimate may be needed to see if your vehicle qualifies for this price.

*The paint polish is not intended to remove any deep paint defects. It is only intended to enhance gloss and deep clean the paint in preparation for the coating application. Additional paint correction services can be quoted at an additional charge.

Because we value you and your vehicle as much as you do, we recommend following a maintenance protocol after the initial curing time of your ceramic coatings application.

This maintenance plan will keep your warranty intact and allow you to enjoy a smooth, glass-like finish for years to come.

A professional hand wash—with a specialized ceramic coatings approved cleaning agent—is recommended every week to every other week. As a ceramic coatings VIP, you'll receive a $20 discount on all hand washes.

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Why is ceramic coating the most elite paint protection product on the market?

Premier ceramic coating offers nano-ceramic compounds that provide the maximum level of slickness, protection, and durability.

A normal clear coat has hardness between 2H and 4H. However, ceramic coatings have a hardness above 9H. This shield is the hardest paint coating on the market today and prevents minor scratches to your clearcoat and acts as a sacrificial layer.

Think of ceramic coatings as an additional clear coat layer, only a lot harder. All of this allows for more peace of mind and a fuller enjoyment of your vehicle, even in harsh environments.

Surface Scratches

UV Protection


No-Bond Surface


Permanent Protection

* We protect all plastics, vinyl, leather, Alcantara, carpet, and upholstery to help repel dirt, dust, and stains. We do not coat interior glass as it will cause fogging issues.

* A new tint can be applied to driver and passenger windows to match other factory-tinted windows on SUVs and trucks.