How to Clean and Maintain Your Car in the Coronavirus Era

First things first: Let’s disinfect that small, enclosed space.

(Image credit: Bill Oxford)

You know what preceded the huge-selling Toyota Camry in the U.S. market? The Toyota Corona, last sold here in 1982. But we digress. The reach of COVID-19 extends to our beloved motor vehicles as well, since they are places that humans (some of whom may be infected) visit. So the first order of business is doing what you can to reduce the possibility of your car being contaminated. But the giant social disruption of coronavirus may have other automotive impacts as well.

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David Muhlbaum
Former Senior Online Editor

In his former role as Senior Online Editor, David edited and wrote a wide range of content for With more than 20 years of experience with Kiplinger, David worked on numerous Kiplinger publications, including The Kiplinger Letter and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. He co-hosted  Your Money's Worth, Kiplinger's podcast and helped develop the Economic Forecasts feature.