Tips for Dog-Proofing Used Cars in Fort Lauderdale

August 13th, 2014 by

Fort Lauderdale used car owners that like to bring their furry companions along with them everywhere they go would benefit from learning how dog-proof their automobile. It will keep your car clean and in good shape for as long as possible. Read on for tips on how to keep your beloved vehicle protected.

There are many reasons why a dog can make your car dirty, and there isn’t much you can do to prevent it. They shed, slobber, release fluids, have that well-known au-natural dog smell, don’t wipe their feet before jumping into the car and certainly don’t bother to dry off after coming in from the rain.

No More Pet Problems

Since we can’t stop this, we can take solace in the fact that there are ways to make it more manageable. The first thing you should do is start with a fresh slate: you should do a complete and thorough detailing of the interior by using a wet/dry vacuum, and then use an odor and bacterial removal system to get rid of strong pet odors. After all, you want to make sure your car is in top shape when you trade in.

Once everything has been cleaned and sprayed, you can start protecting your seats with removable plastic or cloth seat covers. Whichever fabric you choose depends on your preference, but keep in mind that plastic seat covers are easier remove and clean but don’t always look nice, and cloth seat covers may look nice but are hard to clean.

For your mats and carpeting, your best bet would be to use hard plastic floor mats or heavy-duty WeatherTech floor mats and floor liners for used cars in Fort Lauderdale. You want to make sure you get something that is made of durable, non-slip rubber with grooves to catch spills and accidents. You can take them out when you’re not travelling with your pet.

When it comes to your windows, it might help to use the racecar driver’s method of using tear-off plastic window guard sheets or stretching clear plastic wrap across the area where your dog likes to look out the windows. If you don’t mind spending a little more money, consider purchasing a glass coating.

If you would like more information on protecting used cars in Fort Lauderdale, feel free to browse our Driver’s Auto Mart website or give us a call at 954-400-4222.