9th Feb 2014

Five Techniques to Remove Pet Hair From Your Car

While pets bring boundless joy to our lives, their hair can drive any car enthusiast absolutely crazy. This is especially true if you have fabric seats as the hairs can weave themselves into the fabric making it near impossible to remove. There are a few ways you can go about removing pet hair from your car which we'll outline below.

Lint Roller
If there is only a light coating of pet hair on your car's interior, you may be able to get away with a lint roller. Take a look at the hair. Is it embedded in the fabric itself or just sitting on top? If it's simply sitting on top of the car seats a quick roll will take care of the issue. If it's deeper than that, proceed to vacuuming. 

A good quality vacuum is a must-have tool for anyone serious about maintaining their car's interior. In fact, many vacuums today come with various attachmentuse a pumice stone to remove dog hairs specifically intended for hair removal. Try a few different attachments and see which one works best. 

Rubber Gloves
That's right, put on a pair of rubber gloves and start wiping on the surface. You'll be amazed at how easily the pet hair sticks to the gloves and begins to peel off the surface. Try using the gloves to free up the hair and the vacuum to remove the loose hair. 

Pumice Stone
Head down to your local beauty supply store and ask for a pumice stone. These look similar to rocks and are used for removing dead skin during pedicures. The abrasive action in the stones helps pull hair away from the carpet. You can also use this method with the vacuum to suck up the loosened hair. 

Duct Tape
If you want to keep things simple, take a roll of duct tape and apply to each section of the seats. It will be slow going and may not get 100% of the hair removed, but will do the job if you don't want to invest in any other materials.