Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Mercedes Benz 250 Pet Friendly
Love to drive in your Mercedes Benz 250 with Fido? Most pet dogs enjoy going on road trips, and they can be all you need from a travel buddy with their eager disposition and their quiet demeanor. However, frequent travel with pets will often leave unwanted imprints in your car—pet hair all over the car cabin, those occasional messes, and that lingering dog smell long after you had your last trip with your dog. If you want to continue to enjoy your occasional trip with your pet while still being able to maintain a pleasant interior atmosphere in your ride, you need to stay on top of car maintenance.
Below, we have listed some maintenance tips to help you enjoy the best of both worlds. Check out this list:
- Invest in a proper restraint system.
To minimize, if not totally eliminate, both messes in the car cabin and the possibility of pet-related accidents, pets should be secured in one area of the car when you travel. This is to ensure that any unwanted mess will be limited to that certain area only and that your pet won't cause any driving distraction. If a pet carrier is not possible for your vehicle, you can invest in a restraint system that can be easily installed when needed and taken off if you need more space for human passengers. There are several manufacturers that design pet restraints in cars, and all you have to do is choose the right one for your ride and your pet.
- Vacuum more frequently to reduce pet hair.
Much like having a pet at home, bringing pets with you in your ride would mean you'd have to live with a certain amount of fur in your car. You might not be able to completely eliminate pet hair once you've brought a pet into your vehicle, but you can reduce it by frequent vacuuming. You might also want to invest in leather seat covers—pet hair is easier to remove from leather compared to other materials such as fabric. Another preventative option is to put a blanket over the seat whenever you take your pet for a ride.
- Control car odor by regular washing and cleaning.
Pets have a certain kind of smell that often linger in places that they occupy. To minimize pet smell in your car interior, there are two things you can do. First, always keep your pet clean. As much as possible, always bathe your pet before you allow him in the car. Second, regularly wash and clean your Mercedes Benz 250's carpets and mats, seat and dash covers, and other removable interior appointments. For those components that cannot be removed, you can spray disinfectant on their surface and then wipe the surface with cloth. Then, you can place baking soda in an open container and place it somewhere inside the vehicle so that it can absorb any lingering odor. Finish off with a homemade air freshener—coffee grounds, orange peel, and other natural ingredients.