Spiffy Debuts Vehicle Disinfection Verification App

Sept. 22, 2020

The new SpiffySafe app establishes safety standards and provides transparency for consumers.

Sept. 22, 2020—Spiffy, an on-demand car care, technology, and services company, has released its SpiffySafe vehicle disinfection verification app, according to a press release.

According to the release, a May 2020 McKinsey & Company study revealed that less than 10 percent of respondents believe carsharing, ridesharing, or shared micro-mobility is safe. In early September, Spiffy conducted a survey of its own to create a snapshot of consumer confidence in transportation and travel, which revealed that 83 percent of respondents have traveled since the pandemic began, and only 3 out of 10 felt confident doing it.

“Confidence in transportation and travel has understandably been shaken by COVID-19. As disruptors in the auto care industry, we are always thinking about ways to solve problems with technology. The SpiffySafe app is designed to help keep people healthy and build confidence in travel through vehicle disinfection certification,” Grayson Leverenz, Spiffy’s VP of Marketing, said in the press release.

The app, compatible with iPhone and Android devices, provides owners like rental car companies, ride-hailing drivers, and car-sharing hosts with a 40-point checklist on properly disinfecting vehicles. Once a checklist is completed, it is encrypted and safely stored in the cloud for future verification searches. Passengers and renters can then look up vehicles by their license plate or VIN number to see when it was last disinfected.

The 40-point checklist was developed based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and World Health Organization (WHO).