Spiffy partners with Turo to provide COVID-19 disinfectant services in car-sharing


With restrictions easing and markets opening back up in many states, some consumers may begin utilizing shared mobility services, including car-sharing during travel.

Still, it would be natural for users of such platforms to be concerned about vehicle cleanliness and safety against COVID-19.

That’s where a partnership between Spiffy and Turo announced Monday comes into play.

Spiffy has partnered with Turo to offer vehicle disinfection services to hosts and users of the peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Spiffy added vehicle disinfection services to its platform, utilizing hospital-grade disinfectants that are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control to be 99.999% effective against COVID-19, the company said in a news release announcing the partnership.

Among the services include decontaminating known infections and disinfecting hard surfaces and upholstery, among others.

“We are excited to partner with Turo to give their guests and hosts the confidence to get back on the road,” Spiffy chief executive officer Scot Wingo said in a news release.  “And the best way to do that is with vehicle cleaning and disinfection services that are EPA-approved and CDC-recommended to be 99.999% effective against COVID-19.

“When someone gets in a vehicle that has been through a Spiffy disinfection, they can have the peace of mind that the vehicle is virus-free and safe for their trip.”   

Turo CEO Andre Haddad added: “As shelter-in-place restrictions ease and people start to travel, Turo is committed to providing resources to keep guests and hosts safe.

“We are pleased to partner with Spiffy to offer Turo hosts services at special pricing to help ensure that cars have been properly cleaned and disinfected.”

Wingo discusses the disinfectant and decontamination services in more detail in the podcast below, which was recorded in late March.

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