Interior Disinfectant Service
Giving you and your family peace of mind
Our Interior Disinfectant service is an EPA-registered, hospital-grade contact disinfectant that meets the EPA’s criteria for use against COVID-19 and a variety of viruses and bacteria. The disinfectant is applied after people and pets exit the vehicle. This is followed by an activation period with car doors and windows closed and the AC set to recirculate the air.
After the interior cleaning is completed, we apply disinfectant to touch areas of your car, including the steering wheel, gear shifter, push-button start, door handles inside and out, and your keys before returning them to you.
Visit our services and pricing page for details about this service.
How did this all begin?
Since Fall 2019, Autobell® Car Wash has been researching and developing a new Interior Disinfectant service that has assisted during the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
What to expect:
STEP 1: A team member will ask you to turn on your AC to the highest setting to recirculate the air.
STEP 2: Then all passengers and pets will exit your car before it receives the Interior Disinfectant service.
STEP 3: An Autobell® team member will apply the disinfectant to front and rear passenger areas. The vehicle will sit unoccupied with all doors and windows closed while the solution activates and dissipates.
STEP 4: The Interior Disinfectant service and wash will be complete when the team member reapplies the disinfectant with a towel to touch areas such as the door handles, key fob, steering wheel, push-button start, and gear shift.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Why are you now charging for the Interior Disinfectant service?
A: From March 2020 through June 2021, we provided this service complimentary to more than 2.5 million cars. As guidelines and recommendations have changed, we have evaluated the best practices in offering our Interior Disinfectant service as an extra service for customers.
Q: Will the car smell after the disinfectant service?
A: A slight cleaning smell may remain in the vehicle for one to two days.
Q: To what areas are you applying disinfectant after your team member is in my car?
A: Our team member will use disinfectant on touched areas of your car when exiting, including the steering wheel, gear shifter, push-button start, door handles inside and out, and your keys.
Q: Do I need to take anything out of my vehicle before you start the disinfectant service (e.g. open containers, car seat, items on seats)?
A: Autobell® has an "Organize your vehicle here" area at all locations. This is where you would remove any large trash items, secure all belongings, and clear out your vehicle for cleaning. This includes all drink cups and food.
Q: Will you apply disinfectant in my trunk/cargo area?
A: Yes. Cargo areas are part of the Interior Disinfectant service. Upon request, we will disinfect your trunk. Please inform the team member disinfecting your vehicle of this request.