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How to Get Dog Hair Out of Your Car

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If you live in Oshkosh or Sheboygan and have a furry friend, then the chances of you having pet hair in your car are very high. If you’re a dog owner, in particular, then we can almost guarantee that there’s dog hair in some crevice, somewhere, in your vehicle right now. So, the question then becomes, how do you get it out? Getting dog hair out of a car is easier than you might think with some persistence and the right tools and techniques, or you could have your car professionally detailed.

DIY Tips for Removing Dog Hair from Cars

Lint rollers and vacuum cleaners are tried and tested ways of removing pet hair from carpeting and upholstery in your vehicle. But these items can also help in a pinch:

  • Inflated Balloon: Use static electricity by rubbing a balloon over an area to collect hair. You can also try the same method with just your bare hand, going in circles over carpeting and cloth with light to medium pressure.
  • Velcro Curlers: Just clean them again before human use!
  • Duct Tape/Packing Tape
  • Damp Rubber Kitchen Gloves
  • Fabric Softener Sheets

Special Tools for Removing Dog Hair.

These specialized tools make removing dog hair from car surfaces easy. In fact, some think of them as the best ways to get dog hair out of their car:

  • Fur Remover Broom: If you have dogs that shed A LOT in your car, bring out the big guns with this rubber bristle broom for an overall sweep of the seats, floor, or cargo area.
  • Pet Hair Brush with Rubber Bristles: This product normally comes with different size rubber bristles on each side of the brush, and can be used either on your pet to pre-emptively remove any loose hair, or on upholstery.
  • Grooming/Deshedding Glove: This glove is designed to wear while you are petting your dog or cat. It’s also a great tool for collecting hair from any nooks and crannies in your vehicle that other tools can’t reach.
  • Pet Hair Roller: With a long handle, this tool sort of looks like a swiffer but with an ultra-sticky lint roller at the end.
  • Fabric Sweeper: This hand-held tool can be found in most major Sheboygan grocery stores, and uses two rollers in conjunction to remove pet hair and trap it in a compartment on the device.
  • Pet Hair Removal Mitts: These mitts are made out of a soft fabric, and can gently remove dog hair from more delicate fabrics or leather upholstery without pulling at it or scratching it.

Tip for Dog Owners with Gardens

Do you garden? If so, and you’re removing dog hair from your garden, you may wish to save it. Rodents and deer in particular are repelled by the scent of dog and human hair, so if you put your dog’s hair in a breathable burlap bag next to a plant, or sprinkle it around the edges of your home garden, these animals will be much less likely to trespass on your precious plants! Using your fur babies to help protect your plant babies? Now that’s ingenious!

Get Your Car Detailed at Holiday Automotive

Schedule a detailing appointment via our body shop and detail center now for professional pet hair removal in your vehicle. Meanwhile, don’t hesitate to call us at 866-807-8084 or check out our other service tips and tricks.


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