THE IMPORTANCE OF CAR SAFETY AND HYGIENE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID

Dubai based, CAFU, has updated its COVID-19 car safety tips to coincide with a call to car owners to remain vigilant to the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 virus by taking the proper safety precautions to stop the spread of the virus to reduce the increased cases of infection, and to remain safe whilst driving in the UAE.

The revised CAFU COVID-19 car safety tips can be found on ‘CAFU Cares, a dedicated section on the CAFU website for car owners, drivers, and passengers which was launched at the start of the outbreak of COVID-19 and is designed to provide practical tips and steps to follow for maintaining a COVID free car environment.

In support of the ongoing measures implemented by the UAE Government to safeguard the citizens and residents of the country, CAFU is actively supporting the efforts to keep the community safe and doubling up to fight back against the virus spreading any further.

Outside of the home and workplace, the car remains a space most commonly used and active efforts need to be maintained to keep it virus free at all times. CAFU which already provides contactless refuelling amongst its services to car owners ensures that drivers can remain safe and, on the road, to go about their everyday lives.

To support this effort, CAFU recommends the following tips to be followed:

  • Keeping your car keys COVID free in your pocket

It’s easy to overlook, but your car keys are among the most often touched personal items. Before and after every trip out in the car, give your car keys a good wipe down with a sanitising wipe.  

  • Maintaining a virus free car interior

Keeping a virus free interior is achieved by a thorough and regular cleaning of the places touched most in the interior by using antibiotic sterilizing wipes. Drivers are advised to sanitize the steering wheel, gear shift knob, instrument stalks, seatbelt, stereo controls, cup holders, door pockets, dashboard, air conditioning outlets and any other surface that the driver may encounter.

  • Ensuring a safe, clean, and gleaming car exterior

Having a clean car exterior not only makes sense for good car maintenance and the fact it keeps the car looking good, but during times of COVID it has the added benefit of keeping the virus at bay. Extra cleaning and care should be given to the most common touched areas such as door handles and the doors.

  • Limit passengers onboard

If possible, solo travel is the safest route to follow. If a driver is required to carry additional passengers, government regulations must be followed. If it is necessary to ride with others for essential trips, be mindful in ensuring that appropriate safety measures are being followed by sanitizing hands, wearing a mask, and avoiding unnecessary touching of interior surfaces.

  • Ventilate between trips

Keep the air circulating throughout the vehicle for a healthier journey. It is believed that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can linger in the air for up to three hours. Leaving your car’s windows open a crack between journeys, to allow fresh air to circulate through the cabin, may help towards reducing the risk of contamination.

  • Don’t forget about the car boot

Be mindful of what you’re transporting in your car boot.  By putting objects into the boot such as groceries or laundry, there is a chance of introducing COVID into the vehicle. Therefore, regular cleaning inside and out will ensure it continues to remain virus free.

  • Let CAFU keep you safe for fuel fill-ups

Studies have shown that fuel pumps may carry up to 11,835 times the germs of the average public toilet seat. Let a CAFU Pilot provide contactless refuelling with the highest standard of health and safety measures in place. CAFU vehicles are cleaned and decontaminated internally daily, while Pilots are temperature checked each morning. Pilots are provided with gloves and masks to ensure they are minimizing contact with all surfaces. Follow these tips and visit CAFU’s website to learn more on keeping your car safe.

  • For added peace of mind, CAFU can provide anti-bacterial cleaning on-demand

For added peace of mind and the assurance of a deep and thorough clean, the recently launched CAFU SuperShineTM car wash which is available across Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Abu Dhabi, doesn’t just leave your car with a visibly superior shine – it also uses the Anti-Bacterial Biocote® to provide an interior cleaning that kills viruses and 99.9% bacteria.

“CAFU takes pride in serving the community by always striving to do our part in making life better for our customers across everything we do. We care deeply about keeping our community safe during COVID-19 and stopping the virus in its tracks. Our CAFU Cares COVID tips are designed to help car owners take practical steps to protect themselves, their families, and other passengers to travel safely everyday” said Antonio Al Asmar, General Manager of CAFU.

“The safety of our customers and the wider community is our number one priority at CAFU with all of our professionally trained Pilots on the frontline working everyday tirelessly to provide safe contactless on-demand fuel delivery anytime, anywhere. Our customers are also taking up the benefits of our new car wash service that provides a deep clean inside and out and for added peace of mind, our Anti-Bacterial Biocote® provides an interior cleaning that kills viruses and 99.9% bacteria” added Ryan Rogers, Head of Operations at CAFU.    

To learn more about car safety tips, and CAFU and Its services, download the App for iOS and Android or visit http://www.CAFU.com   

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