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How To Remove Dog Hair Out of Your Car

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We love our dogs. They’re as much a part of the family as anyone else, and we seize every opportunity to include them in our adventures! However, with pets comes the inevitable: fur everywhere. Whether it’s on the seats, in the boot, or on the car floor mats, if there’s a spot for fur to stick, they’ll find it. And let’s be honest, pet hair can be deceptively tough to tackle. But don’t worry, we’ve put together a straightforward guide to help you get your car looking spotless and fresh again!

Preparing Your Car for a Clean Sweep

First Steps in Cleaning
Initial cleaning is more than just a once-over; it’s about setting up for success. Begin by thoroughly vacuuming to capture loose hair and dirt. This step not only preps your car but also ensures the deeper cleaning is more effective. A clean slate means a cleaner car and a happier you.

Proven Methods to Eliminate Dog Hair

From those working in the car cleaning industry for decades, here are some effective tools and techniques to help you clear out all that fur and keep your car looking neat and clean.

Using a Lint Roller
Keep a lint roller handy; it’s perfect for quick sweeps across the seats. It’s astonishing how effective a few rolls can be in lifting loose dog hair. Just ensure you’re rolling in multiple directions to catch all the fibres.

Rubber Gloves
Ever tried rubber gloves? These are no longer just for washing up the dishes! Dampen them slightly and glide over the upholstery. Hair clings to the rubber and rolls off easily—almost like a pet hair magnet.

Duct Tape
For those maddening hairs that cling despite your best efforts, we recommend turning to duct tape. Press it onto tricky spots and lift. It’s a simple yet powerful trick to pull out even the most stubborn strands.

Wire Brush
Using a wire brush can get deep into carpet fibres or between seat stitches. Light strokes can uncover more than just dirt; they’ll rake up all trapped hair. Remember, approach this gently to avoid damaging your car’s interior.

A squeegee isn’t just for windows. Use it on fabric seats and carpets. Drag with firm, even pressure, and watch as it collects hair into manageable piles that you can then scoop up.

A thorough vacuuming, especially with an attachment designed for pet hair, can drastically reduce the amount of dog hair in your car. Focus on seats, carpets, and even those hard-to-reach corners where hair loves to accumulate.

These tools and tips should give you a solid start on keeping your car fur-free.

Happy dog in car

Preventing Future Hair Buildup

Regular Car Maintenance Tips
Here are some savvy tips to help keep your car looking neat and pet-hair free, all in the conversational and helpful tone we’ve established:

Protective Seat Covers: Consider using protective seat covers that are easy to remove and clean. These nifty covers are real lifesavers, catching the bulk of your pet’s sheddings and significantly easing your routine vehicle clean-ups.

Portable Vacuum: Keep a portable vacuum handy for those quick cleanups after a day out with your furry friend. It’s perfect for picking up pet hair and other debris on the go.

Rubber Floor Mats: Swap out those standard floor mats for rubberized ones. They’re much easier to clean and don’t trap hair like fabric mats do, making your cleaning routine a breeze.

Incorporating these simple changes can make a world of difference in maintaining a clean and welcoming car interior, no matter how many paws come along for the ride!

Grooming Your Pet for Less Shedding
Managing your pet’s shedding can greatly reduce the amount of hair in your car. Regular grooming, including brushing your pet’s coat, not only minimises shedding but also keeps your pet looking and feeling great.

If at-home grooming seems daunting, think about establishing a relationship with a local pet grooming service. Professional groomers offer deep cleaning and shedding management treatments that can substantially decrease the fur your pets leave behind in your car. This proactive approach makes a big difference in maintaining both your pet’s health and your car’s cleanliness.


Wrap up your pet’s grooming with a trip to Grand Wash Auto, where every wash comes with a free car vacuum to get your vehicle looking spotless. Enjoy our Express Wash packages, no extra charge for 4WDs, a 100% safe wash guarantee, and our state-of-the-art facilities that use 100% recycled water—plus, don’t forget your free birthday wash!


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