What is PermaSafe? How does it protect vehicles? We are happy to now offer a product that will take vehicle cleanliness to the next level by providing complete disinfection and long term antimicrobial protection.
Our Vehicles’ Dirty Secrets
Would you ever think of eating in a public restroom?
- 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.
- 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.
A Serious Problem
Regardless of where you stand personally, the world has changed due to the recent Pandemic. Customers are more “germ aware” than ever before. We have seen dealerships turn to online sales, service departments offering touchless services and so on. We need to adapt to these changes to ensure that we are servicing our customers in the best way possible. Offering them services that are timely. There are many products available that disinfect, but this usually employs the use of harsh chemicals with no lasting protection. That begs the question, “What are our options?”
Disinfectant & Antimicrobial – A Serious Solution
PermaSafe is a state-of-the-art, two part system that provides both disinfection as well as a long term microbial control system without the use of harmful chemicals.
A PermaSafe System installation starts with an initial disinfection of your vehicle’s passenger cabin, air ventilation system, trunk and other cargo areas. EPA approved, non-toxic and environmentally safe, this disinfectant eliminates over 99.999% of germs, bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, mildew and other harmful microbes that can be hazardous to passenger health, while also removing allergens and odors.
Once clean, disinfected and deodorized, the spaces and surfaces are then blanketed with PermaSafe SHIELD, a patented Antimicrobial Surface Protectant.
PermaSafe SHIELD – The Science
While effective antimicrobials are not new, PermaSafe SHIELD’s ability to continuously eliminate and control microbes, and do so through a purely physical or “mechanical” process without the use of any harmful chemicals, is revolutionary.
When applied, the patented antimicrobial agent in PermaSafe SHIELD creates a covalent bond to the surface to which it is applied. 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, and represent a deadly dual threat to microbes.
Once cured, the antimicrobial coating is invisible and completely harmless to humans, yet extraordinarily effective at eliminating harmful microorganisms. Because the cell walls of harmful microbes are negatively charged, they are drawn toward and pulled onto the positively charged antimicrobial spikes by electrostatic attraction. Destruction is instantaneous and complete as the antimicrobial spikes both rupture the microbes’ cell walls and “vaporizes” them by delivering a powerful electrostatic charge.
PermaSafe – The Facts
How do you know it works?
This product has been EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) approved and registered. In order to gain approval the product undergoes a series of scrutinizing tests to ensure that it performs as reported. The EPA regulates exactly how the product is to be used and what it can claim to perform.
How often does it need to be reapplied?
While the product forms an ongoing protective bond to the vehicle’s surface, any repairs or intensive cleaning with chemicals (i.e. salt stains) will need to be retreated. We would recommend a retreatment after winter weather passes.
Is there a warranty?
Yes, you can purchase an additional one year warranty.
What type of PPE is required? Training?
The only consideration is to apply it in a well ventilated area with standard gloves and protective eyewear. Minimal training is required and included.
Ready To Act
Want to learn more about what PermaSafe can do for you? Ready to add a profitable and needed service to your line up? Fill out the contact form below for more information.