How to Get Dog Hair Out of Your Car

How to Get Dog Hair Out of Your Car

We all love our furry friends. They are our constant companions wherever we go. You might find your dog’s hair covering your car’s upholstery, floor, or in every corner of your car’s interior. Cleaning this is tiring, and it’s impossible to ban your pet from your car entirely. So, how do you ensure your car is free from dog hair?

Begin With A Vacuum

Good vacuuming is a must for removing dog hair from your car. Vacuuming will suck up loose hair and it is the first step towards a complete clean. Consider investing in a hand-held vacuum. These are convenient and easy to use. These vacuums will remove most of the stubborn and troublesome hairs from your car. Opting for a user-friendly appliance will not only clean your car thoroughly, but can also be used again and again.

Rubber Gloves

Rubber gloves are perfect tools to remove dog hair from car upholstery. Don’t be surprised that your household rubber glove makes a handy cleaning tool. Consider using the ones that have nubs on the palms. Latex gloves are can be used as well. If you have a sensitivity or allergy towards latex, use nitrile gloves instead.

Put on a dry glove and rub your hand over the seats and carpet. Make sure to run your hands from top to bottom in a single direction. Consider dipping your gloves in water if this doesn’t work with a dry glove. Moisture makes the hair heavy and causes it to clump.

A wet washcloth or sponge can be used as alternatives to a rubber glove. However, gloves are more easily available where you find specialized pet removal tools.

Velcro Curlers

Velcro curlers are very simple to use. All you need to do is roll the curler over the car’s surface. It is best to uses these curlers on carpets and flooring, because they are made of sturdy materials. You can use these rollers on the upholstery, but try it with a small test area to ensure that the more delicate fabric doesn’t scratch up. Curlers can bend, so they are ideal for reaching tight spaces and corners. You can keep a few curlers just to use for cleaning.


Don’t we all love a cheap multi-use tool? Squeegees can be used for many things, including pet hair removal. The strong rubber blades catch the hair as the squeegee moves against the seats and flooring. Move in only one direction from top to bottom. Clean the blade periodically and continue wiping until all the hair is gone.

Squeegees are very economical and can be found in varying sizes. Even though it’s a cheap tool, a squeegee can be extremely valuable for hair removal.

Whether you take your dog for a ride rarely or all the time, having dog hair in your car isn’t fun. By using these commonly available tools and simple procedures, you can have a car that is completely free from pet hair.