Mobile Detailing Techniques for Tackling Pet Hair in Your Car


Apr 06, 2024By Eagle Star Detail
Husky puppy looking out
Our best friends go everywhere with us so pet hair is a given.

The Ultimate Guide for a Hair-Free Car

From Fuzzy To Fresh

As pet owners, we all love our furry friends, but one downside is dealing with the never-ending battle against pet hair. If you're tired of constantly finding pet hair in your car, we've got you covered. In this ultimate guide, we'll provide you with practical tips and tricks to keep your car hair-free and looking fresh.

Invest in a Good Quality Pet Hair Remover

To effectively tackle pet hair in your car, start by investing in a high-quality pet hair remover. Look for one that is specifically designed for removing pet hair from upholstery and carpets. These handy tools usually have rubber bristles or a sticky surface that easily attracts and collects pet hair.

Vacuum Regularly

Vacuuming is an essential step in keeping your car free from pet hair. Use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to thoroughly clean the seats, floor mats, and any other areas where pet hair tends to accumulate. Regular vacuuming will help prevent the hair from embedding itself into the fabric, making it easier to remove. Undersand, in order to pick up the pet hair embedded into the carpets, a shop vac will need to be powerful with a HP rating of 5 at the minimum. There are also great attachments such as the Fur-Reel Vacumm Hose Attachment. The shop vacuum that we have found to do the job best is the Rigid 4 Gallon 6.0 Peak HP Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with Detachable Blower, Fine Dust Filter, Locking Hose and Accessories, This vacuum can be found at your local Home Depot Store and it retails for $109. Notice the horsepower is rated at a 6.0 which is plenty of power to get even the toughest jobs done.

Funny Siberian Husky dog is driving a car. Close up Husky breed portrait in automobile behind the wheel.
Your Uber has arrived.

Use a Lint Roller or Tape

If you're in a hurry and need a quick fix, a lint roller or tape can be your best friend. Keep a lint roller or a roll of duct tape in your car and use it to remove any visible pet hair from the seats and other surfaces. Simply roll it over the affected areas, and the sticky surface will pick up the hair.

Man holding a hair removal roller on a gray background.

Protect Your Seats

Prevention is key when it comes to pet hair in your car. Consider using seat covers or blankets to protect your seats from pet hair. These covers can be easily removed and washed, ensuring that your car stays hair-free. Additionally, using a pet car seat or a pet carrier can help confine the hair to a specific area.

Groom Your Pet Regularly

Regular grooming is not only essential for your pet's health and well-being but also for minimizing shedding. Brush your pet's fur regularly to remove loose hair before it ends up in your car. Consider using a de-shedding tool or a grooming glove to effectively remove excess hair and prevent it from spreading.

pet grooming

Use Fabric Softener Sheets

An easy and inexpensive way to get rid of pet hair is by using fabric softener sheets. Simply rub a fabric softener sheet over the surfaces where pet hair is present, and watch as the hair clings to the sheet. This method works particularly well on fabric seats and carpets.

Try a Pet Hair Removal Spray

If you're dealing with stubborn pet hair that won't budge, consider using a pet hair removal spray. These sprays are specially formulated to loosen and lift pet hair from surfaces, making it easier to remove with a brush or vacuum cleaner. Follow the instructions on the spray bottle for best results.

Regular Maintenance is Key

Lastly, remember that regular maintenance is key to keeping your car hair-free. Make it a habit to clean your car regularly, including removing any pet hair that may have accumulated. By staying on top of the cleaning, you'll prevent the hair from building up and becoming more difficult to remove.

The sure way to remove pet hair is by booking an appointment with your local mobile detailer. The detailers have the equipment and expertise to make even the most severe pet hair covered interior look new again. Here are photos of a before and after of a recent pet hair everywhere car.

car interior with pet hair
Before we started the process. Now that is a job!

Knowing when to call in the professionals to help is key. (BEFORE OUR DETAIL )

car interior with black seats and carpets
After the removal process. Not yet detailed but already looking 100% better.

With these tips and tricks, you can say goodbye to pet hair in your car and enjoy a clean and fresh ride every time. Remember, a little effort goes a long way in keeping your car hair-free and maintaining a happy and healthy environment for both you and your furry friend.

If you are in the Boise area, give us a call. Eagle Star Detail is your premier destination for professional automotive cleaning and detailing services. With a commitment to excellence and attention to detail, our team specializes in transforming vehicles to look and feel like new. From thorough interior cleaning and stain removal to exterior polishing and paint protection, we offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet your specific needs. Whether you're preparing to trade in your vehicle or simply want to restore its showroom shine, Eagle Star Detail has you covered. Experience the difference with our expert craftsmanship and top-of-the-line products, ensuring that your car receives the care and attention it deserves.

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Now this should put a smile on your face and a good feeling on your heart.