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Everybody loves a good doggo! Nobody loves dealing with dog hair

What is the best way to get dog hair out of my car?

Owning a dog is great. In fact, several studies have suggested that people who own dogs are healthier and live longer than people who don’t have dogs. However, dogs can really be tough on a vehicle’s upholstery if you have to try to pick up any hair that’s fallen off along the way. Finding the best way to get dog hair out of a car is something that all pet parents will need to learn at some point. AutoBlog has a series of videos to help people keep their cars and trucks as clean as possible. Their tips on removing dog hair could prove valuable for some Heritage Toyota customers.

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Materials/Tools you will need

Compressed Air (if you have it)
Rubber/Latex Gloves

Rubber Broom
Fur-Zoff Stone
Bucket of water

Pro tips for removing dog hair

According to the expert in the AutoBlog video, how hard you’ll have to work to get your dog’s hair out of your car will directly depend on what kind of dog you have and what kind of upholstery is in your vehicle. Hopefully, these tips will be able to mitigate the challenges you might be facing.

1. If you can, use an air compressor to blow as much of the dog hair out of the fabric as possible. This will also serve to loosen the carpet fibers to release their grip on the hair for later.

2. Use a rubber broom or rubber glove to rub the carpet to pull up the hair that is stuck. At the same time use a crevice tool on a vacuum cleaner to suck up the hair you get loose. Use the bucket of water to rinse off the glove and repeat as necessary – same with the rubber broom. In this case, static electricity will be your friend.

3. A Fur-Zoff stone works a bit like a pumice stone in how it traps and collects pet hair as it is rubbed across your car’s carpet. As the Fur-Zoff stone accumulates hair, wipe it off and repeat the process.

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How can I prevent dog hair from getting in my car?

Like most things dealing with caring for a vehicle, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Pet experts recommend regularly brushing your dog’s coat to remove dead hair. This is especially important before car rides. Additionally, you can help your own cause by containing your pooch in a car crate or putting down a blanket.

Is there something else you’re wondering about? When was the last time you had an oil change? Contact Heritage Toyota today to get help with any vehicle-related problem you might have.