First and foremost, we want you to know that we value the health and safety of our customers and staff. As a business, Roy O'Brien Ford is taking the extra steps necessary to maintain a healthy and sanitary workplace while still meeting our customers' needs.

We continue to monitor information from state health authorities and the CDC for their guidance and recommendations on how we can help to prevent the spread of this virus.

When Roy O'Brien Ford re-opens we will be utilizing these cleaning tips upon arrival and upon departure of the dealership to keep both our employees and our customers safe to try to minimize the spread of COVID-19 virus.

Below are some useful vehicle cleaning tips.

Refer to your owner's manual, most will say 'do not use chemical solvents or strong detergents while cleaning the steering wheel or instrument panel to avoid contamination of the air bag system."

Ultimately, it's up to you but remember leather/vinyl can be wiped off [IE steering wheel/gear shifter].

Air your car out.

Remember to clean the 12 hot spots in your vehicle (keep in mind what type of surfaces they are; some are plastic and can have various types of wipes used).

  1. Key/remote fob
  2. Exterior door handles; both sides
  3. Truck lid or lift gate grab area
  4. Interior door pull; both sides
  5. Start button, if equipped
  6. Rear view mirror; back and edges
  7. Vents
  8. Gear selector
  9. Center stack knobs, buttons, screen
  10. Seat belt and buckle (avoid harsh cleaners on the belt itself, they degrade  the fibers and the integrity of the belt)
  11. Parking brake release
  12. Don't forget if you have been delaying changing your air filter.

If it ever gets sunny here in Michigan, when your car is outside roll windows down and let the sun in to help with being a virus killer. Remember tints restrict the UV rays to get in the vehicle which is the key component here. The sun is our free disinfection service.

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Roy O'Brien Ford

22201 E 9 Mile Rd
Directions St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

  • Sales: (586) 776-7600
  • Service: (586) 776-7600
  • Parts: (586) 776-7600


  • Monday 8:30AM - 7:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday 8:30AM - 7:00PM
  • Friday 8:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed