Ford reveals 10 contact points in a car that should be sanitized regularly to curb the spread of the contagious pathogen.
The world is currently gripped with the outbreak of a contagious pathogen that evolved from China. The outbreak is severe to an extent that it has been announced as a global pandemic. To curb the plague, the Indian government announced a nationwide lockdown. However, the government is now pulling off the restrictions as the situation appears to be improving in comparison to the past few days. But the chances of contamination are still high. While people can sanitize their hands before entering their houses, the same should be done with their medium of transport as well. We meant cars here. On a similar note, Ford has revealed 10 touchpoints in a car that should be sanitized quite often.
The 10 key touchpoints that Ford is focusing over to sanitize every time you exit your car are: keyfob, door handles, inside door handles, seat belts, engine start-stop button, IRVM, gear knob, parking brake lever, steering wheel, and all knobs, buttons and touchscreen on the centre console. In general, these are the places that a driver often comes in contact with bare hands.
These contact points can be sanitized with the use of alcohol-based sanitizers, which are readily available in the market. However, it is advised that the sanitizer should not be poured on the dashboard or any other place in the car's interior directly. It should rather be poured on a micro-fibre cloth first and then the surface should be wiped off with. Also, when sanitizing a leather-wrapped surface, a small surface should be wiped off first to examine if it is having any negative effect on the surface.
The pathogen that the world is currently dealing with is vicious in nature. Furthermore, it is contagious, which means it affects other people who come in your contact. Therefore it is advised to ensure that your car’s touchpoints are periodically sanitized. Also, Ford is offering pickup and drop service for scheduled services of their cars. To keep a check on the reduced human contact, the brand is also accepting online payments for the job.