Keeping customers and team members safe

Our Interior Disinfectant service is powered by PURTABSTM, an EPA-registered, hospital-grade contact disinfectant that meets the EPA’s criteria for use against COVID-19. The disinfectant is applied using a fogging technique after people and pets exit the vehicle. This is followed by a one-minute 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 on 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.

PURTABSTM by EvaClean

PURTABSTM are effervescent sanitizing tablets that are safe for humans and effective for use against a variety of bacteria and viruses including COVID-19. Additionally, our PURTABS™ partner is making an impact in other industries we rely on too, including airlines and school districts around the country.

Additional measures to keep customers & team members safe.

In addition to offering our Interior Disinfectant service, we are utilizing additional safety measures at all Autobell® locations. Learn more about our social distancing and enhanced cleanings

How did this all begin?

Since Fall 2019, Autobell® Car Wash has been researching and developing a new Interior Disinfectant service that can now assist during the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. We are offering this service to help preserve the health of first responders, government staff members, medical personnel, and essential workers during this important time when so many are relying on them.

What to expect:

STEP 1: A team member will ask you to turn on your AC to the highest setting and recirculate the air.  

STEP 2: Then all passengers and pets will exit your car while it receives the Interior Disinfectant service.

STEP 3: An Autobell® team member will fog the 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: 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: Are you spraying disinfectant in my trunk/cargo area? 

A: Yes. Cargo areas are part of the Interior Disinfectant Service. Upon request, we will spray disinfectant in your trunk. Please inform the team member disinfecting your vehicle of this request.