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How to Keep Your Car Clean with Pets

Tips on How to Pet Proof your Car

Most of us have or have had a pet who loves to come with us on the road. This can mean fur, muddy paw prints, slobber, and everything in-between getting tracked inside your car. There are plenty of options out there that can minimize your clean up time. Below, we here at Irvine Auto Center have compiled a list of the top ways to pet-proof your car.

Tips for Driving with Pets

  1. Protect Your Seats- Regardless if you purchase a specialized seat hammock, dog proof seat cover, or an old blanket, covering your seats will make clean up much easier. The best options connect to the backs of the seats, creating a protective layer in the rear seat area against dirt, fur, and moisture.
  1. Protect Your Windows- Protecting your car windows may only be a priority if your pets leave slobber on the glass or they are prone to scratching them. Your options for protecting your glass are window cleaners that leave a moisture guard, protective peel-off sheeting that is see-through, or containing your pets so they cannot have direct access to the windows.
  1. Car Harnesses- One of the latest additions to the dog-loving automotive world are car harnesses. These are normal harnesses that sit comfortably on your dog or cat (yes there is a market for cat car harnesses), and that will connect to your seat belt. This way the dog is restrained in the case of an accident, but it also keeps them from wandering and spreading dirt, drool, or fur over a large area containing the mess.
  1. Potty Pads- If you are going on a longer trip or have a pet that is not properly house trained yet, keeping a potty pad accessible while on the road may help to reduce the chances of a messy accident while mobile. This will minimize clean up time and keep poor smells from sticking around.

Find a New or Used Car for Sale in Irvine, CA

Newer models often offer packages that are specifically designed to help make traveling with your pets a breeze. You can explore these options at Irvine Auto Center when you test drive new vehicles in Irvine, CA.  See what your local experts have to offer you and your furry friends. Call to schedule an appointment, or come in today to see the new and used cars in Irvine, CA.

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