Grateful for Our Vehicles for Escape and Sanctuary During the Pandemic

Many of us have increased gratitude for our cars since the beginning of the pandemic.

We have always used them as “escape pods” and that is one of the many reasons we romanticize them. They allow us to literally flee our normal lives. Who hasn’t burned rubber leaving work, after all?

Besides the obvious romantic connotations associated with the automobile, they are also a place of solitary refuge. Seventy-three percent of respondents to a TrueCar survey admitted to using their cars to get some alone time away from those they live with during the pandemic. And you don’t have to be a traveling salesperson or road warrior to have used your car for business, as 37% used theirs for business or personal calls and 32% as an “office”.

Confined during various degree of “lock down”, even with those we love, can sometimes be, well, confining. Seventy-two percent of respondents admitted to using their cars for “me time” as a way of dealing with this issue.

Increased use calls for increased care and cleaning, of course. And that is what we have been providing to the Portland-area BMW community since 1996 and the MINI community since 2004.

Know that part of the pampering your car will receive during a BMW service at Pacific Motorsports includes an exterior hand wash and disinfecting of high touch interior surfaces, like door handles, steering wheel, shift knob, etc. Unlike others we have increased these services, not eliminated them, during this time. We use Oxivir TB*, which is a hospital grade institutional-use disinfectant that kills SARS-CoV-2 (the COVID-19 virus) in 1 minute.

We care for our clients and their health and safety, so we obtained the best product for the job and put it into daily use a year ago. Here at Pacific Motorsports we’re on your side, and the car’s side, and this is just another way in which we provide A Higher Standard of Service.

*Oxivir TB is a sustainable low VOC hospital-grade disinfectant effective against enveloped and non-enveloped viruses including Norovirus, Human Coronavirus 229E, Influenza, Rhinovirus, Rotavirus, HIV and Hepatitis B virus. It kills SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 virus) in 1 minute. It breaks down in minutes into oxygen and water, so it meets our environmental standards here at Pacific Motorsports.

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