Things You Need for Your Car if You’re a Pet Owner

November 21st, 2014 by

At McCluskey Chevrolet, we take great pride in selling used cars that look and smell like new. So when you buy a Chevrolet in Ohio from a certified dealer, you won’t be greeted by the lingering smell of someone’s dog, Fido.

Even if you are a pet lover yourself, that doesn’t mean you like to have the smell of dog go everywhere you do, nor would you like to have your clothes covered in fur. Instead of banning your pooch from your car, you can protect yourself and your interior by stocking your car with the right accessories. You can continue to enjoy those long car rides on the weekend together, and you can keep your pet safe at the same time.

Here are a few top accessories you need for your car if you’re a pet owner:

Seat Cover

Pet hair gets everywhere in your car. Even if you throw a towel over the back seat, the hair will get on the back of your seat, the back of the passenger seat, the rugs, and more.

A specialty seat cover designed for pets doesn’t cover just the bottom of the seat. It spreads over the back and bottom of the back seat and clips to the back of the front seats. It creates a pocket that keeps the pet hair off your interior. Just pull it out and shake it off when the car ride is over.

Cargo Mat

Maybe you have an SUV and prefer to let your dog ride in the back to minimize the spread of hair. You’ll still have to deal with hair all over the cargo area. A cargo cover is designed to fit that larger space. Just like the seat cover, it protects your carpets and upholstery from the hair. Remove it and remove all the hair with it.

Pet Harness

As a safe driver, you buckle up every time you get behind the wheel. But what would happen if you were in an accident with your pet? It is just as dangerous for your pet to ride unrestrained as it is for you.

Make sure you keep your pet safe by installing a pet harness. This attaches to your seat belt system to keep your pet in one place. It will also prevent your pet from getting in your way while you are driving and actually causing an accident.

If you love driving and you love your pet, make sure you stock up on these accessories to keep your car clean and your pet safe. If you want to get the best deals on used cars in Cincinnati, Ohio, come in to McCluskey Chevrolet and explore our inventory. We have a wide selection of quality models at great prices. We’ll help you find something that both you and your pet will love.