How to Get Dog Hair Out of Your Car
We all absolutely adore our pets and love nothing more than bringing them along on our journeys and adventures. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t get tired of finding dog (and other pets’) hair all over our car seats and carpeting. Anyone who has tried to remove dog hair out of stubborn spots in their car knows how difficult it can be, especially when you’re not doing it properly.
In our easy to follow guide, we’ll show you how to remove stubborn dog hair from your car, along with tips and tricks on how to prevent it from accumulating in the first place.
Before You Start Thoroughly Cleaning
Before we even get started on the variety of unique tools and methods to get rid of dog hair, you’re going to want to equip yourself with a vacuum. By vacuuming your vehicle’s interior, loose dust, dirt, and small particles are removed from your car that may impede the effectiveness of other pet hair removal techniques. This step saves you a lot of time in the long run and allows you to really concentrate on the hard, embedded hair.
Central vacuums are the best for getting hair out of carpets because of their powerful motor and large air flow. Portable vacuums are also a great alternative if you don’t have a power outlet nearby. When vacuuming car carpets and seats, use a lifting motion to get loose hair out of the fibres. It should also be noted that hard plastic vacuum heads should be avoided as they can damage the carpet.
Ways to Get Dog Hair Out of Your Car
Now that you’ve managed to declutter your car and get rid of the hair that’s easier to reach, we’ve laid out a range of methods and tools you can use to get rid of the more stubborn dog hair from your vehicle.
A lint roller is a perfect tool to have with you for pet hair removal. The lint roller’s sticky surface attracts and collects loose hairs, helping to make your car seats look clean and fresh.
When using the lint roller, make sure to roll it in several directions to catch hairs at different angles. Short and firm strokes are the best approach for optimal results and you should replace your lint roller sheets when necessary.
Another effective yet simple solution for removing pet hair is gently running a pair of damp rubber gloves over your car seats.The wet rubber gently lifts fur off the upholstery, causing it to adhere to the glove. Rinse off the glove when you’re done and repeat as needed. Another useful tool with the same rubber properties is a squeegee.
This is another technique that works a charm on your car’s carpet flooring. Pumice stones can be quite rough, so it’s best to test them in a confined area or on your car to ensure they don’t damage your interior. However, it is the fact that they’re naturally rough which makes them useful as they easily trap pet hair as you brush them along the carpet.
Last but not least, another reliable and simple tool to get rid of dog hair from your car – duct tape. When using duct tape, the strips should be wrapped around your hand with the sticky side facing out, and then gently pat the tape over the pet hair. The adhesive strength of the tape acts as a magnet, pulling the pet hair away from the hand.
How to Prevent Dog Hair from Accumulating in Your Car
So now you have a car almost completely free from dog hair, you’re going to want to prevent pet hair from accumulating to the same extent again. This can be achieved in a range of ways:
●Frequent cleaning – Probably the most obvious step which can be done at home or at a professional car wash and detailing provider like Star Car Wash.
●Cover your seats – This is another simple option which is often overlooked.
●No eating in the car – To keep your car interior clean, it’s recommended to avoid eating in the vehicle. This simple measure helps to minimise spills and crumbs.
●Regularly grooming your dog – To reduce shedding, groom your dog on a regular basis. Brushing your dog’s fur helps to get rid of unwanted hair before it can build up in your car.
●Using a car humidifier – Low humidity in the air can cause your dog’s skin to dry out, which causes it to scratch all the time, resulting in hair loss. A car humidifier can help soothe your dog’s dry skin and prevent them from shedding.
How Can Star Car Wash Help?
Now that you know how to get dog hair out of your car, you can take the next steps to restoring your car’s interior to an almost brand new condition. Even after taking the necessary actions to remove pet hair and prevent it from accumulating, you may still find this to be a hassle and a rather time-consuming task. This where a professional car wash service can help.
Star Car Wash is Australia’s leading hand car wash and detailing provider. By entrusting your car to our professionals, you’re not just getting a regular wash. You’re signing up for meticulous attention to detail catered to your needs. We have a variety of car wash and detailing packages for you to choose from.
Whether it’s a quick exterior wash or a full detail, our team at Star Car Wash is dedicated to restoring your vehicle to a like-new condition. Find a store near you and book an appointment with us today.