Are you using the right products to clean your vehicle’s touchscreen?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Tips & Tricks on Monday, August 10th, 2020 at 3:08 pm
A stock photo of a person cleaning the inside of a car.

How can I disinfect a Porsche touchscreen? 

Everyone has been learning how to live in a world with COVID-19. Better days are certainly ahead, but we still need to be careful about taking care of ourselves and our families. Simple things like wearing a mask, avoiding close contact in crowded places and keeping things clean are the tools we have at our disposal right now. As Americans, we spend more time in our cars than almost any other drivers in the world. With all of the other things we need to be concerned with, it can be easy to overlook cleaning them. If you’re wondering, ‘How can I disinfect a Porsche touchscreen,’ the team at McDaniels Porsche did some research to find these answers. Let’s take a closer look at what they found. 

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What product should I be using?

Adding another chore to our cleaning schedule isn’t going to most people’s idea of a good time. However, this is incredibly important to staying healthy. The good part of needing to pay more attention to the touchscreens in our vehicles is that most of the products you should be using are things you probably already have in your home. Some of the supplies you’ll need will include: 

• Clorox wipes 
• Microfiber Cloth 
• Rubbing Alcohol and Water 

If you have Clorox wipes on hand, you’re good to go. Just take a few out of the bottle and wipe all of the fingerprints and germs off of the screen. Don’t forget to give your phone some attention as well. In the event you don’t have the wipes, mixing a solution of at least 70 percent rubbing alcohol and water and spraying it on a microfiber cloth will work just fine. You don’t want to soak the cloth; a little bit goes a long way. If you overshoot the mark, be sure to wring as much excess fluid out as possible. It’s also worth noting that the Clorox wipes are preferable in the long term. 

Be sure to hit other high-touch surfaces like the steering wheel, door handles and the dashboard. 

Is there anything I shouldn’t use? 

Not all cleaners are the same and not all of them can be used for touchscreens. Most modern touchscreens have a special coating on them that will protect against scratches, glare and fingerprints. However, using harsh chemicals can strip this coating off. Here are few things you should never use: 

• Hand sanitizer 
• Window Cleaner 
• Kitchen Cleaner 
• Paper Towel 
• Makeup Remover 
• Vinegar 

If you have any questions about how to best take care of the investment you’ve made in your Porsche, make an appointment with a McDaniels Porsche product expert today. 

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