Top 5 Reasons Why you Need Car Seat Protection
8th September 2020
Your pup can’t help making a mess in the car, but you can help your wallet save a bundle on cleanup with just one simple purchase. Kurgo offers a whole line of dog hammocks, bench seat covers, and more to help you prepare for every adventure—even the muddy ones. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the different styles and variations of seat protection, don’t worry! We have you covered. Check out our Car Seat Protection Guide. It explains the different categories of seat protection, and highlights some key features of each to keep in mind.
1. Accidents happen.
Even house-trained dogs can have a bathroom accident in the car if they’re anxious, carsick, or otherwise not feeling well. The last thing you want to do when you have a sick pup on your hands is spend hours scrubbing an expensive upholstery cleaner into every nook and cranny in your backseat because of course your dog decided to throw up between the cushions. Yuck!
Kurgo covers are stain resistant and waterproof, so the clean up from a bathroom mishap is as easy as a quick rinse with the hose outside followed by a gentle-cycle wash and air dry.
If you’re struggling with a pup who experiences stress or agitation every time she hops into the car, take a look at our article on tackling your dog’s car anxiety. In it, we lay out some helpful methods you can use when beginning to desensitize your pup to the car ride experience.
2. Dogs shed. A lot.
Yes, all that fur flying off Fido’s double coat will find a home in every seam and stitch of your car seats. Those tiny hair follicles tend to shimmy their way onto every surface; even your cupholders aren’t safe! Keep the furballs contained to the backseat with a Dog Hammock that attaches to all four head rests. This creates a natural barrier that separates you from your dog.
As for the fur that does collect on your hammock, simply brush it into a pile (you can even save time by using the Shed Sweeper), and vacuum it away in just a couple of seconds!
3. One dog + One muddy spring hike = a whole lot of mess.
Four paws mean four times the mud. After the hike, Fido just wants to lay down and rest, even if he’s stinky and dirty from the trail. (In his defense, the muddy puddles were fun to splash in!) Since you don’t want him dirtying up your leather or cloth seats, any Kurgo Seat Cover will protect your backseat area from whatever your pup tracks in.
If you have a very large dog, or just need some extra protection, the Coast to Coast Hammock will be your new best friend. It covers the entire backseat, including the floor, as well as the backs of the front seats in durable material. This hammock is also, you guessed it, stain resistant and waterproof! Due to its unique design, you can comfortably sit a human passenger right next to Fido as well. Talk about a win-win
4. Trade in value.
Let’s face it. Getting your car professionally detailed is expensive, and can be a hassle if you need to get it done often. If you consistently use a seat cover to protect your car, however, you won’t need to spend exorbitant amounts on a professional cleaning.
Your car is an investment. When the time comes to sell or trade-in, you want to get the most value for your old car as possible. Protect it with durable Kurgo hammocks that won’t let you down.
Like all Kurgo products, our car seat protection items are also fully covered under our Lifetime Warranty program. If you discover any manufacturing defect on your hammock or seat cover, we will replace it free of charge!
5. Your furkids aren’t the only messy passengers.
Your pup can’t take all the credit for the chaos during school drop-off. All of those ground-up Cheerios under the seat and the yogurt stain on the headrest are definitely from your human child, not your furbaby.
Regardless of who created the mess, your car seat protection should make clean-up a painless process. There's no need to point fingers, or paws, to find out who's to blame for the peanut butter smear on the seatbelt buckle. Instead, just toss the cover in the laundry; in one cycle, you’re back in business.
*Pro Tip: Many seat protection items, such as the Cargo Cape, work well for gardeners and landscapers who need to haul soil, stones, or other bulky or dirty items.
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