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Colorado CARSTAR locations offer free vehicle sanitization services for healthcare workers and first responders

Denver—As Colorado’s men and women battle on the frontlines of the coronavirus as healthcare workers and first responders, CARSTAR collision repair centers throughout the state are offering free services to help keep them on the road, safe from germs and viruses in their vehicles.

“We owe a debt of gratitude to those who are putting their lives on the line to help face the coronavirus challenge,” said Steve Rigsby, director of business development for the CARSTAR Colorado Business Group. “This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for their service. We always want to do everything we can to keep drivers safe on the road. Now, it’s even more important that these workers have safe, clean vehicles to get them to work and to take care of their families.”

CARSTAR is using a product called Vital Oxide which is an EPA approved disinfectant and viral sanitizer. The product is commonly used in hospitals, pharmacies, laboratories, ambulances and other virally sensitive environments. The CARSTAR technicians use a process called “fogging” on the vehicle interior with Vital Oxide to ensure total vehicle coverage. The product and process are safe for all vehicle interiors. The procedure also includes:

  • Fogging all handles, controls and “high touch” areas, both interior and exterior
  • Physical wipe down of all primary interior controls such as steering wheel, shifter handle, turn signal and wiper controls, window switches or handles, along with any seat adjusters ( both front and rear seats)
  • Final viral treatment wipe down on your vehicle exterior handles, lock cylinders, rear hatch handles and other frequently touched surfaces

All CARSTAR team members are using the EPA and OSHA guidelines for proper Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) including gloves, eyewear, mask and coveralls throughout the process.

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