Healthier spaces. Healthier people.
It comes as no surprise that every industry has been impacted since the start of COVID-19. Some industries have had to make more changes than others, one of those industries is the automotive industry. People no longer feel comfortable going to dealerships, and definitely don’t feel comfortable sitting inside a car to test drive.
Keeping Employees and Customers Safe
The auto industry has made several adjustments in order to keep employees and customers safe. First, they are disinfecting high traffic areas like showrooms, break rooms, waiting areas, elevators, stairways and the cars themselves. When it comes to the cars, they are disinfecting high touch surfaces like, steering wheels, cupholders and gear shifts. Another precaution that the industry is taking is selling cars online. Customers are encouraged to do all their research online so they can have a better idea on the car they want before going into the dealership, this is limiting the time spent at the dealership around people. Test driving cars is allowed, and the dealership is responsible for disinfecting the car before and after the test drive. As an extra precaution salesman are not allowed to be in the car during the test drive in order to maintain proper social distancing.
The average person spends 17,600 minutes behind the wheel of a car each year, that’s 17,600 minutes sitting in a space that hosts over 700 different bacterium. The bacteria that live in cars can lead to illnesses like Staphylococcus and Propionibacterium that cause food poisoning, MRSA and other infections.
Steering wheels, cup holders and gear shifts are three of the most common places to find germs in a car. The steering wheel has more germs on it than a gas pump handle and a public toilet seat. The inside of a car is 2,144 times dirtier than the average phone screen. Rideshares are becoming more popular and are also 33% more infected than rental cars, making them a hotspot for spreading illnesses. These statistics alone prove why it is so important for car dealerships to disinfect cars before and after they are touched by anyone.
Preventing the spread of germs
With so many germs and the increased risk of infection, it’s easy to see why it is recommended that the inside of cars be cleaned every two weeks. The EMist™ Electrostatic Disinfectant System makes it easier to prevent the spread of infection inside cars. It allows you to quickly and effectively disinfect the inside of your car without using toxic chemicals.
TruElectrostatic for TruDisinfection™.
Our EMist® system applies disinfectant solutions with its patented technology to surfaces using electrostatic induction charging. The liquid droplets are positively charged by the spray system which is then driven to the surface target area in a consistent manner allowing for comprehensive uniform coverage. Simply put, our technology applies more evenly, sticks to surfaces like a magnet, and reduces waste drastically.