No matter how much you love your pet, it can be frustrating to constantly clean up after them — especially in small spaces like your car. Whether you’re dealing with pet hair, odours, or accidents, keeping your car clean after a ride with your pet can be tricky.


In this article, we’ll offer some practical tips for maintaining a clean car with pets. We’ll also explain what to do if your pet has left a mess in your vehicle.


Use blankets or covers to prevent hair from collecting

If your dog is a big shedder, you’ll definitely want to keep your car seats and floors covered to prevent hair from collecting. For an easy option, grab some old blankets, sheets, or towels and lay them across the area where your pet will be. Alternatively, you can purchase a special seat protector for pets that is designed specifically for this purpose.


Keep your pet in a single area of the car

While it may seem convenient, allowing your pet to freely roam around your car isn’t a good idea. Not only can it create a safety issue, but it can also cause your furry friend to make messes in multiple areas of your car, rather than just one. For dogs, you can use a seatbelt harness or a crate to limit them to one spot. Cats can be transported in carriers.


Have cleaning materials on-hand

When you’re travelling with pets, you’ll inevitably have some mishaps. Some animals are prone to motion sickness in the car, while others get anxious if they don’t know where they’re going. In either case, you’ll want to have cleaning supplies on hand to deal with any accidents. Before you head out, stock up on essentials like paper towels, plastic bags, cleaning spray, and old rags.


Hand it over to the professionals

Sometimes, despite your best efforts and preparation, your pet will still make a mess in your car. In that case, you’ll want to have it cleaned by a professional detailing service that understands how to remove everything from pet hair to stains to odours.


At Car Care, we provide mobile car detailing packages to help your car stay clean and fresh. Our skilled detailers will arrive at your home or office to perform a full detail, removing pet messes and making sure your car shines — all while you go about your normal day. We’ll bring everything we need to get the job done, including power, water, and equipment, so you can continue your day without interruption.


As the largest mobile detailing company in Australia, we have decades of experience in the industry and operate across all states and territories. Our detailing services can be customised based on what you need, whether it’s a basic clean-up after a long road trip, paint correction, or headlight restoration.


To learn more about Car Care or find your local detailer, visit our website. You can also call us on 1300 227 227 to book your appointment today.


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