Available at Participating Automobile Dealers and Service Centers Nationwide.

Available at Participating Automobile Dealers and Service Centers Nationwide.

What’s the Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do Behind the Wheel of Your Car?

 

Touch It.

What’s the Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do Behind the Wheel of Your Car?

Touch It.

What’s the Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do Behind the Wheel of Your Car?

Touch It.

Complete Vehicle Disinfection and Long Term Antimicrobial Protection

Complete Vehicle Disinfection and Long Term Antimicrobial Protection

While Alarming, it’s True: The steering wheel of the average vehicle in America harbors NINE TIMES MORE harmful bacteria than the average public toilet seat!

Research reveals that the average public toilet seat hosts 80 germs per square inch, while the average steering wheel is home to over 700! That’s pretty frightening news considering that over 75% of infectious diseases are spread by hands touching every- day surfaces.

Scarier yet, the steering wheel is far from the most germ ridden vehicle surface. Gear shift handles and trunks come in between 1500 – 2000 germs per square inch each.

How Risky is Your Ride?

Modern Vehicles have become Breeding Grounds for Germs, Bacteria, Viruses and Fungi, all of which are also known as Microorganisms, or “Microbes.”

Vehicle Interior Overhead View PermaSafe
Steering Wheel

The average car’s steering wheel is home to 700+ harmful bacteria per square inch.

Vehicle Seats

Due to food & drink spills, and occupant created heat and moisture, seats can harbor 2000+ harmful bacteria per square inch.

Air Conditioning

Heating & Air Conditioning systems are notorious for breeding mold, mildew and bacteria.

Dashboard Buttons

Touched almost as often as the steering wheel, but seldom cleaned, they average 1400 harmful bacteria per square inch.

Is Your Car Making You or Your Passengers Sick?

While any confined space that is frequented by people is prone to microbial activity, increased vehicle use, the popularity of ready-to-eat food and our habit of consuming it in our vehicles, as well as other lifestyle changes, have put drivers and passengers at greater risk of infection. And for motorists whose passengers include those with four legs, or someone who may be ill, wearing dirty shoes or dirty clothes, or even if that extra passenger is nothing more than a bag of trash from your last snack, the risks skyrocket.

Worse yet, there’s been little opportunity to improve this situation. While there is a wide range of upholstery, carpet and other surface cleaners on the market expressly formulated for automotive interiors, very few offer any microbial protection. And, even if they did, it would be all but impossible to thoroughly treat a passenger cabin’s many different areas, components and materials with them, let alone under its seats and dashboard or throughout its heating, air conditioning and ventilation system’s duct work. Further, any antimicrobial protection provided would be very temporary, disappearing completely the instant the product dried.
Until now.

GERMS
FACTS

How our Cars Make us Sick

  • When someone coughs in your vehicle, 3000+ droplets of germ-laden saliva, traveling up to 50 mph, are broadcast throughout its interior.
  • Sneezes are worse, sending some 40,000 tiny droplets, which can remain afloat almost indefinitely, airborne at speeds over 200 mph.
  • A sick person’s cough or sneeze can contain 200,000,000 individual virus particles and can infect others up to 10 feet away.
  • Germs enter our bodies through our mouths, noses, eyes and breaks in our skin.
  • About 75% of most common illnesses are spread by hands.
  • Every 3 minutes, a child brings his or her hands to their nose or mouth.

A Safe Solution

PermaSafe is a state-of-the-art Vehicle Disinfection and Long-Term Antimicrobial Protection System engineered specifically for automotive use.

Effective on all interior surfaces, a PermaSafe System installation starts with an initial sanitization of your vehicle’s passenger cabin, air ventilation system and duct work, trunk and other cargo areas. Our proprietary, EPA registered, broad-spectrum, hospital grade disinfectant eliminates over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, mildew and other harmful microbes that can be hazardous to passenger health, while also removing allergens and odors.

Once clean, sanitized and deodorized, the spaces and surfaces are then blanketed with PermaSafe SHIELD our patented semi-permanent, Antimicrobial Surface Protectant.

While effective antimicrobials are not new, PermaSafe SHIELD’s ability to provide continuous antimicrobial control, and do so through a physical or “mechanical” process without the repeated use of harmful chemicals, is revolutionary.

The Science

Behind PermaSafe

Conventional disinfectants and antimicrobials kill microbes by poisoning them with toxic chemicals and are designed to both act and dissipate quickly to avoid also harming humans and animals. Unfortunately, as soon as they evaporate, so does their antimicrobial capabilities.

Unlike other antimicrobials, PermaSafe SHIELD is non-corrosive, non-hazardous, odor free, environmentally neutral, and can remain antimicrobially active for months.

Upon application, the patented antimicrobial agent in PermaSafe SHIELD chemically reacts with and molecularly bonds to the surface to which it is applied, effectively becoming an integral and virtually permanent part of that surface.

As the coating dries, millions of microscopic antimicrobial “spike-like” appliances form and extend from the surface. These “spikes” are actually long chains of positively charged atoms that represent a deadly dual threat to microbes.

Upon application, the patented antimicrobial agent in PermaSafe SHIELD chemically reacts with and molecularly bonds to the surface to which it is applied, effectively becoming an integral and virtually permanent part of that surface.

As the coating dries, millions of microscopic antimicrobial “spike-like” appliances form and extend from the surface. These “spikes” are actually long chains of positively charged atoms that represent a deadly dual threat to microbes.

Once cured, the antimicrobial coating forms an invisible shield that inhibits the growth of microorganisms and helps prevent the growth and spread of bacteria. Because the cell walls of harmful microorganisms are negatively charged, they are electrostatically drawn towards and pulled onto the positively charged spikes and destroyed, as the spikes both impale and electrostatically “shock” the microbes.

Once cured, the antimicrobial coating forms an invisible shield that inhibits the growth of microorganisms and helps prevent the growth and spread of bacteria. Because the cell walls of harmful microorganisms are negatively charged, they are electrostatically drawn towards and pulled onto the positively charged spikes and destroyed, as the spikes both impale and electrostatically “shock” the microbes.

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FACTS

The Uncommon Cost
of the Common Cold

  • Americans contract a total of about 1 billion colds annually. And there’s no better place to catch one than in the confines of a car or truck. Like the flu, most colds are spread through contact with the droplets that are discharged when someone with a cold coughs or sneezes. While the infected party can reduce the virus’s airborne attack by covering their mouth when needed, their hands, and every surface they touch, can be just as dangerous … and costly.
  • The average school-aged American child contracts 6 or more colds per year, resulting in more than 24 million lost school days nationwide every year.
  • The average American adult contracts 2 – 4 colds per year, resulting in approximately 50 million lost work days annually.
  • Over 60 million cases of the common cold require medical attention each year in the U.S.
  • Americans spend over $5 billion each year on their colds, with about $3 billion spent on doctors’ visits and another $2 billion paid for treatments.
Controls Microbes, Bacteria, Fungi, Molds & Algae
Controls Microbes, Bacteria, Fungi, Molds & Algae

Multi-Faceted Protection

More than just a unique antimicrobial, PermaSafe SHIELD is also a highly durable surface protectant that repels liquids, making treated areas resistant to stains and easy to clean, while protecting interior upholstery, fabric and carpet from fading, degradation and discoloration. The PermaSafe System also effectively eliminates odors, such as those caused by bacteria, tobacco smoke, pet urine and other problem sources.

Available only from authorized automotive sales and service facilities, PermaSafe’s EPA registered products are professionally applied with specialized “fogging” equipment that atomizes and propels them throughout a vehicle’s passenger cabin, heating and air conditioning ductwork and storage spaces, enabling complete 360° coverage for every surface.

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FACTS

Our Vehicles' Dirty Secrets

  • While virtually everyone regularly cleans their home, alarmingly few people give their vehicles the same attention, a concerning fact given automobiles provide such an attractive environment for germs to breed, especially if their occupants eat or leave litter in them.
  • Over 90% of drivers claim they have never even thought about the possibility of germs existing inside their vehicles, yet they consider household germ control to be a “top housekeeping concern.”
  • The average passenger vehicle interior is 17,000% filthier than the average family home.
  • The average public restroom is more sanitary than the average vehicle’s passenger cabin.
  • The average vehicle’s passenger cabin hosts 2,144% more harmful bacteria than the average smartphone.
  • 50% of drivers admit to being dissatisfied with the level of cleanliness in their vehicles and that they would never allow the same level of sanitation to exist in their homes. 
  • Over 90% of vehicles test positive for human or animal feces on their floor mats, carpet or in their trunks.
  • The average Vehicle’s trunk hosts 1500-2000 bacteria per square inch.
  • 46% of vehicle owners claim to clean their vehicles at least once each month. However, almost none have every disinfected their vehicle’s passenger cabin surfaces, the vital step required to kill both bacteria and viruses.