A pile of dog hair (German Shepherd) with a slicker brush.Chances are, if you?re a proud dog owner, you?ve at some point faced the seemingly impossible task of removing hair from your car?s seats and carpets. There are a variety of strategies for this; unfortunately, each one is equally time consuming and rather tedious. Vacuuming, while largely ineffective, is usually a good place to start. It will likely leave the smaller hairs behind, but will at least remove any large clumps, along with the longer hairs. Once you have made a quick run-through with the vacuum, it?s time to get down to business. As mentioned before, there are several methods for truly getting your car hair-free, all of which fall somewhat short of a miracle solution. That being said, there are certainly some very viable options, as listed here:

Option 1: One of the best tools for removing hair from your vehicle is a simple rubber kitchen glove. Wearing one of these, wet your fingers and begin to rub the target surfaces of your car or truck. Rub in a single direction and form the hair into larger and larger clumps (almost as if you are sweeping a floor). These clumps can then be removed or fed into a vacuum cleaner fairly easily. (Note: this same method can also be employed using a simple sponge or washcloth).

Option 2: Another popular strategy is the use of velcro curlers. This, of course, is a fairly basic and self-explanatory process. Simply run the curlers throughout the car to pick up the hair.

Option 3: One interesting but somewhat effective method some people prefer is the use of an inflated balloon. As you have probably noticed at some point in your life, a balloon?s static quality attracts hair of all sorts, so by simply rubbing it over the target surfaces of your car, you can remove a fair amount of hair. The second step of collecting the hair off of the balloon can be a little tricky, but once you have the balloon can be reused as needed.

Option 4: KEEP YOUR DOG OUT OF THE CAR. Naturally, this option doesn?t appeal to most dog-lovers, and for many people it may not be an option at all. In these cases, consider the other 3 options listed above. And if they sound like somewhat of a pain, you can simply have your car cleaned by the experienced team of professionals at Rick?s Auto Detailing.

Check out this pet hair removal job we recently completed!

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8 Responses to Get pet hair out of your car

  1. ashley reed says:

    I never thought about the balloon trick. Every time my puppy is in the car with us, we just put some towels down. It doesn’t keep all the fur off the seats, but it makes a huge difference. We keep a towel specifically for this, and have one side that is always on the seat, and one side that is for the dog to lay on. She still gets hair everywhere, but it’s not as bad as before.

  2. Skeeter Houz says:

    Best thought out site have ever looked at. I will try your suggestions for dog hair removal and report back. occasionally it is good to have dog in car. The emotional support – is real and therapeutic. But dog hair removal is really tough.

  3. Chase Wilson says:

    Oh my goodness, thank you so much! My dog is my favorite, but holy cow it is exhausting trying to keep up after him! I am tired of my car being dirty and furry all the time, how much do you think it would cost me to get it detailed professionally?

  4. Cheryl Smith says:

    I have never thought about using a balloon. I have three dogs and they definitely leave a lot of hair. Having a few different ways of cleaning my car will hopefully make my husband happy.

  5. Any suggestion about the vacuum cleaner to get ride of per hair in the car?

    • ricksauto says:

      Use one with a lot of lift possibly a shop vac.

      • Geraldine says:

        Just suction is not enough. I have a dog walking business so I have dogs in my car all of the time. I purchased a car vac with a motorized brush. It helps a lot. Then I use a de-shedding tool that I use on my dog to get the hair out of the carpets The. As a final step I use my husbands work glove the one with the rubber on the palm side to get the smalll little hairs up. Good luck

      • Howard says:

        Unfortunately, I find that all vacuum cleaners pick up very little – even a Dyson on full power.

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