SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM N CONLAN & SONS COVID-19
HEALTH & SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AT CONLANS SHOWROOMS.
When you visit our service area or sales:
• Please note that when you are visiting our showroom – all surfaces are being cleaned regularly – waiting areas, leather chairs, tables.
• We have replaced porcelain cups with disposable cups in the coffee making area.
• All buttons on the coffee machine are disinfected regularly
All key areas in the showrooms have hand sanitisers and at reception.
• Our Sales Advisors can no longer shake hands
• All handles of our showroom cars are being sanitised on a daily basis
• All our staff are washing their hands regularly and disinfecting their work spaces, pens, desks, and service customer waiting area .
• I-pads which we use for customer consent are being disinfected with wipes after each
• Door handles to customer toilets are being wiped down with antibacterial throughout the day.
YOUR CAR - DISINFECT AGAINST COVID-19.
It is important we do not forget car interiors, child car seats and door handles as a potential carrier of the COVID 19 virus.
This information may also be useful for car fleet managers who will need to plan and ensure staff members driving company cars are kept disinfected and virus free.
A good idea is to sanitise the steering wheel, handles and knobs in your car on a daily basis: include gear stick, controls, dashboard, keys, hand break, start button, seats, menu and infotainment, sun visor, touchscreen, phone and cup holders. Child car seats will also need to be cleaned down. The most touched area is the steering wheel and rear-view mirror, so it would make sense to concentrate on these areas. Don’t forget the diesel or petrol cap aswell!
When it comes to disinfecting an interior of a car, some cleaning ingredients can damage the materials inside your car. The good news is that keeping it free from viruses is actually easy by using some home ingredients such as dish washing up liquid like Fairy Washing up or similar. Soap chemically interacts with the surface of the virus in a way that degrades it very quickly and destroys the virus. Hand sanitizers and alcohol based product are not ideal for car interiors and could damage leather surfaces. You can use disinfectant wipes on most surfaces, excluding leather and touchscreens. You might want to do a patch test to ensure you don’t mark your surface as all surfaces react differently.
If your car has a touchscreen, you’ll want to use a microfiber cloth to wipe it down (unless your manual says otherwise).
CLEANING LEATHER: STEERING WHEEL, DASHBOARD AND SEATS.
Dampen a clean cloth with water and pour a teaspoon of Fairy washing liquid or
similar on the cloth.
Rub the cloth over the surface of the leather. Move in a circular motion over the entire surface and scrub out any visible dirt or grease.
Rinse off the remaining soap with a damp rag.
2. Wipe the area dry with a clean rag. It is important to take off residue.
3. Put a small dab of vinegar onto a clean rag and scrub the leather thoroughly.
Do not overuse or saturate as you could damage your leather or take out some of its colour.
4. Finally, apply a thin coat of leather conditioner to the surface of the leather in a circular manner. Apply a second coat in the same manner, if necessary to further condition the leather.
Finally, we all use our smart phone every day, so it’s also important to sanitise the surface – wipe with Antibacterial wipe and then dry the surface with a non scratch micro fibre, cloth or tissue. We recommend wiping down your phone daily. Avoid getting moisture in a charging port or volume controls – And if you have a rubber phone protector or case, you will need to wipe this down as well as the screen
KEY TAKE OUTS.
• It really is important to wipe every surface down with a clean rag following the cleaning, as residue could cause damage. Wipe off what you wipe on!
• Avoid bleach and alcohol-based products as these can dry out interior surfaces.
• All solvents (alcohols, acetone, kerosene, etc) should be avoided, not just because they can damage expensive interior bits, but also because they don’t affect viruses.