One thing that came out of the pandemic is that we’re more aware that germs aren’t only in “dirty” places like bathrooms. A new study out of the U.K. says that the average person’s car has significantly more bacterial contamination than the average toilet seat. The study swabbed the vehicles all over and they found the highest concentrations of bacteria are typically in the trunk. The next nastiest spot was the driver’s seat, followed by the gearstick, the back seat, and the dashboard.

Surprisingly, the steering wheels had the lowest amounts of bacteria of all the areas they swabbed.  That’s probably because during the pandemic people are using more hand sanitizer and washing their hands than they did before. The main thing to take from this is that your trunk can get really gross if you don’t clean it regularly.  Be sure to consider that next time you load it up with groceries.