It’s worth giving the whole car a good clean inside and out, but you should prioritise areas that are frequently touched. These will include door handles, the gear stick, infotainment and dashboard controls, seats and armrests, seat belts and the handbrake.
Perhaps most important is the steering wheel. One study^
found that the average steering wheel carried up to four times the number of germs as the average toilet seat. So, even outside of coronavirus concerns, cleaning your steering wheel is a good habit to get into.
As COVID-19 is a new illness, it is not fully clear how it spreads between people. However, similar viruses are known to spread through cough droplets (see NHS advice
for more). With that in mind, we’d recommend you also take time to clean the carpets, mats and other surfaces if you’re concerned. You should definitely be doing this if you’re carrying vulnerable people in your vehicle, or coming into contact with them.