Car washing and Coronavirus

Lockdown 3.0 is here; the nation is back to staying indoors, shouting ‘you’re on mute’ over Zoom and working out with Joe Wicks in the living room. Garages have been given the go ahead to remain open and MOTs are in place. It’s important to maintain your car whether you are using it in lockdown or not, has a wide range of car parts and accessories to keep your vehicle in tip top condition.

Along with looking after the technical parts of your vehicle, you should also give it a wash every 2 weeks and sanitise key touch points. If the weather is particularly bad you may want to clean it once a week to remove salt, dirt or slush from ice and snow. At the same time, you can check the condition of the wiper blades and the windscreen for any chips.

Public Health England advises using antibacterial wipes for cleaning vehicle touch points – gear lever, steering wheel, indicators, interior and exterior door handles and the other bits that are touched regularly. You should wear gloves while cleaning your car and wash your hands when you take them off.

Here are our top 15 touch points to consider when cleaning your car;

1.     Exterior & interiors handles

2.     Window switches

3.     Door pocket

4.     Seatbelts, clips & adjust buttons

5.     Steering wheel

6.     Control stalks

7.     Dashboard & glovebox

8.     Power button                                                                               

9.     Gear shift

10.  Multimedia screen & buttons

11.  Air vents & heating controls

12.  Cupholders

13.  Key

14.  Head rests & seats

15.  Fuel cap & boot

Keep your car clean inside and out with our range of car cleaning accessories. We stock a whole variety of cleaning accessories for your vehicle, from sponges to air fresheners to keep your car looking and smelling fresh.

For advice on how to keep your car in top condition in lockdown, read our blog on tips for looking after your car in winter.

MOT centre and tester guidance has also been released for vehicle technicians to offer reassurance and to help keep staff and customers safe when entering a workshop.

If you’re in need of any parts or products to keep your vehicle in good health, continues to offer fast delivery on leading automotive parts brands, including OSRAM, Bosch, Status and Varta.

Simply enter your vehicle registration at or speak to one of our product experts to find the correct parts for your vehicle.