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What’s a Virus Killing Germ Bath, Anyway?

We started CarCare To Go because we wanted to save you time and hassle.  It turns out, however, that valet service also happens to be the safest way to take care of your car during a pandemic.  That’s why through the end of 2020, we’re offering our valet service absolutely free to help make contactless car repair and maintenance an easy choice for you.

When it comes to your vehicle, the number one way to stay safe is to stay at home and avoid sharing vehicles or physically bringing your car yourself to a service center and exchanging it for a loaner or sharing a shuttle home.

That’s why we knew when launching CarCare To Go that our service is needed now more than ever. Oftentimes car service cannot and should not be ignored/delayed, and that’s where we come in. 

How do we ensure that your car is sanitized and germ free when it’s returned to you? What does contactless mean? These are great and important questions that we wanted to answer on the blog today. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), COVID-19 is primarily spread “through exposure to respiratory droplets when a person is in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.” The CDC says that “people who are physically near (within 6 feet) a person with COVID-19 or have direct contact with that person are at greatest risk of infection.”

The CDC tells us that these respiratory droplets “can also land on surfaces and objects. It is possible that a person could get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes” — so, while a less common way to contract the virus, the risk is not zero.

There are many disinfectant chemicals that technically can kill the Coronavirus, but the one most effective according to the CDC is alcohol. Luckily, alcohol is one of the few chemical disinfectants listed on the EPA’s List N (list of approved chemicals to kill the virus) that is safe for use on car interiors and won’t generate noxious fumes unsafe for human inhalation, such as bleach.

The CarCare To Go sanitizing process accounts for both disinfection and ensuring that your car’s interior isn’t harmed. Our process:

  1. All team members and employees interacting with your car are temperature tested and screened before beginning work, and all employees are required to wear a mask at all times.
  2. All team members that will be interacting with your vehicle wash their hands using the CDC recommended guidelines. 
  3. All team members wear protective gloves while servicing and driving the vehicle.
  4. Upon receiving the vehicle, we place protective seat covers and floor covers in the vehicle to avoid touching those common services.
  5. Using an alcohol based sanitizer, we wipe down the door handles, steering wheel, gear shifter, turn signal, and keys.
  6. After performing the service work, we use an alcohol based “hand sanitizer for your car” spray solution to disinfect the entire interior of your vehicle. Valued at $399, this service is completely free to CarCare To Go customers.

While there are no guarantees when it comes to this virus, CarCare To Go has taken every precaution and extra step to ensure your safety when it comes time to get your car road-ready. Book today to feel the joy of effortless, contactless car repair for yourself.

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Andrea G.

CarCare To Go helped me out in a real jam! I had a flat tire that needed more than just a simple fix, and CarCare To Go was incredibly responsive, and Roxy maintained constant communication to make su... read more - 2 days ago

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Jen K.

CarCare To Go was great! They picked up the car on time. All issues with the car were clearly communicated with photos, recommendations and estimated costs. It was super easy to select the services... read more - 1 week ago

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Alan P.

Great service..kept you posted every step of the way..would highly recommend the service - 2 weeks ago

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Lorraine B.

Exemplary customer service! From my very first conversation with Erica, the valet who picks up and drops off your car, and the constant communication via text … the service was exemplary! You know w... read more - 2 weeks ago

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Owen

Great experience overall. CarCare To Go picked up the vehicle on time, quickly diagnosed the issues that needed to be addressed immediately (clogged sunroof drainline, brake fluid replacement), and re... read more - 2 weeks ago

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Elise C.

I cannot recommend CarCare To Go enough! At first it felt very strange that they were arranging complimentary valet etc - definitely seemed too good to be true and I was waiting for the catch to come ... read more - 2 weeks ago

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Chris M.

Everything went as smoothly as advertised. They pick up your car, take it to the service location, text you and email you throughout the entire process explaining what they found and need to work on. ... read more - 2 weeks ago

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Sam

The most helpful auto maintenance service provider I've ever been to - the valet service is super helpful, and they provided photos/videos and explanations during the inspection to explain any necessa... read more - 2 weeks ago

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elizabeth m.

This is magic. Driving in Chevy Chase saw their simple sign near a bus stop. Live in Arlington. Called. Picked up - oil change - annual deep cleaning and detail. Remember when we traveled and you re... read more - 3 weeks ago

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Mel

This is my second review but probably my 5th or 6th time Ive used them. I cannot stress how easy, reasonably price, painless, and transparent this company is. My vehicle is up to date on everything, l... read more - 3 weeks ago

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Emily B.

Gamechanger! I am 8 months pregnant with a toddler and waiting for my car at a mechanic's shop sounds absolutely terrible... CCTG's pick-up and drop-off was seamless and made my life so much easier. M... read more - 3 weeks ago

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Paul S.

CarCare to Go’s services were provided on time and as advertised. They picked up my car as scheduled and shared regular status updates throughout the day. I would highly recommend their service. - 3 weeks ago