How Dirty Can My Vehicle’s Steering Wheel Get?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, August 26th, 2019 at 2:56 pm
Steering wheel in a Honda vehicle

How Often Should I Clean My Vehicle’s Steering Wheel?

Over the course of the day, we touch a lot of the same things that other people do – door handles, fuel pumps, ATM buttons, money, and more. We might not give it much thought, but those surfaces are covered in germs. When we enter our vehicle and grab hold of the steering wheel, those germs transfer to that steering wheel and stay there for a long time. Depending on what kind of germs are present, they can make you good and sick if you are not careful.

Even if you just washed your hands before entering your vehicle, your hands still produce sweat and oil that can seep into the material of your steering wheel and leave stains (or worse, premature wear).

That is why we recommend giving your vehicle’s steering wheel a good cleaning occasionally.

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When Should I Clean My Vehicle’s Steering Wheel?

We recommend cleaning your steering wheel at least once each season, though you should do it more often if you are experiencing a cold or the flu. Drivers with lower immune systems or are nervous about germs usually clean their steering wheels about once or twice a month.

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How Do I Effectively Clean My Vehicle’s Steering Wheel?

Cleaning your vehicle’s steering wheel is extremely easy and it takes less than five minutes. All you need to do is take a washcloth or paper towel, spray some of your favorite disinfectant into it, and give your steering wheel a good wipe-down. Baby wipes also work and we recommend keeping a box handy during cold/flu season (along with hand sanitizer).

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