The Best Ways to Sanitize Your Vehicle

The Best Ways to Sanitize Your Vehicle | Toronto, ON

Now more than ever, it’s wise to keep your car as clean as possible. Instead of letting it serve as a hub for germs, sanitize your vehicle by following these tips.

Don’t forget gloves. To protect yourself from harsh chemicals — and from any unwanted germs —put on some disposable gloves before you start cleaning. Keep in mind, though, that you shouldn’t touch any surfaces beyond your car and your cleaning supplies. Touching your face, phone, or other surfaces can lead to the spread of germs, so take your gloves off first before doing so.

Deep clean the hard surfaces. Wipe down all of your car’s hard surfaces, paying special attention to any places that might be considered “hot spots,” such as your dashboard, steering wheel, and interior and exterior door handles. Use disinfectant wipes or warm, soapy water to wipe them down.

Give soft surfaces special attention. Germs can easily be absorbed by soft surfaces, making them the most important part of your car to sanitize. Use a proper cleaner for your car’s upholstery and give your floor mats a deep clean with carpet cleaner.

For more tips on the best ways to sanitize your vehicle, get in touch with our service department here at Downtown Toyota in Toronto.

Start Fresh with These Spring Car Maintenance Tips

spring car maintenance tips | Toronto, ON

As the temperatures rise and the flowers start blooming, it’s time to start thinking about giving your vehicle a fresh start. Follow these spring car maintenance tips to ensure you’re ready for warmer weather.

Switch out your winter tires

With spring comes warmer weather, which means you’re less likely to find heavy snow fall on your morning commute. Because of this, now is the time to bring your vehicle in to Downtown Toyota so we can switch out your winter tires for fresh all-season ones that can take on spring rainfall with ease.

Give your car a cleaning

From road salt to icy windshields, winter weather can really damage your car’s exterior. Give your car a thorough exterior scrubbing to get rid of any salt and winter grime that could potentially cause rust. Make sure you clean out the interior, too, to start spring off on the right foot.

Check the fluids

Ensure your car will continue running smoothly throughout the new season and check your car’s vital fluids. This includes oil levels, coolant, and windshield-wiper fluid.

Get your brakes looked at

Make sure you can stop whenever you want to stop, and get your brakes checked regularly. Potholes and slick road conditions can put more pressure on your brakes, so having a professional check them over in the spring is a good idea.


As you prepare for warm-weather travel, following these tips will help improve your peace of mind and preparedness out on the road.