Friday, September 15, 2017

Pet Parent's Guide to a Clean and Odor Free Ride and #Meguiar's Giveaway!

To be a pet parent is to have a car with:
Smudgy nose prints all over the windows.
Muddy footprints on the upholstery.
Drool down the back of the seats.
Dog hair flying everywhere.
And that ewwwww stinky dog odor.

Does this describe your vehicle? It does mine! Ernest and Petey have lent a paw or two to make sure our car has that lived-in look and smell!

It's time for a total car clean-up. Luckily, I was sent a set of high performance car care products to review....and because I think they're so fantastic, I'm giving you a chance (below) to win  a set of five  Meguiar's car care products!

We take Ernest and Petey in the car to go to the vet's, the park, training classes, visiting Grandma, and we recently took them with us on vacation. So they've certainly left their mark on (and all over!) our CRV. The trouble is, actual human beings have to ride in that car too. Most of them prefer not to sit in a rolling dog bed. It would be nice, just once, not to exit the car with dog hair all over the seat of my pants too. So we sampled and tested five items to shape up our car inside and out, and I can tell you that it's never been cleaner or fresher, except for the day it rolled off the lot. Best of all---usually you need a lot of elbow grease to make a dent in the gross dog muck, but I was pleasently suprised at how easy these prodcuts were to use, and how effective they were with very little effort from me.

Here's what we got:

Ultimate Interior Detailer -- Helped clean up mats and interior surfaces such as dashboard, vinyl handles, and seats. It really only took a swipe of the cloth to see a noticeable improvement.

Meguiar’s ®Perfect Clarity Glass Cleaner--  What do you know, I can see out the windows again! Quite helpful when driving! No streaks and smudges, either. This is my favorite of all the products.

Ultimate Waterless Wash and Wax --  For touch-ups and a quick cleaning on the exterior, no need to get out the hose and bucket. Simply mist on this product and wipe away with a microfiber towel to remove drool and road grime. It also adds a layer of protection to your finish. What's not to love?

Meguiar’s ® Whole Car Air Re-Freshers-- I notice that Ernest and Petey's doggy smell lingers, even after my pups have left the car. This great air freshener's "odor-eliminating technology" took care of that. Scents include sparkling berry, spiced wood, spring blossom citrus grove, summer breeze, and new car.  
Meguiar’s ® supreme shine microfiber towels--  These are the softest, car clean-up towels ever! Why use quality cleaners if you don't use a quality towel too?

Now for the fun part. You can win a set of Meguiars products too-  Just fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter. Good luck!
Prize consists of:
1 3-pk microfiber towels
15.2 oz Ultimate Interior Detailer
24 oz Perfect Clarity Glass Cleaner
26 oz  Waterless Wash and Wax
1 whole car air re-fresher

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Full Disclosure: Meguiar's sent me these five car care products in exchange for my  honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.


  1. My biggest problems keeping my vehicle clean isn't even my own pets, but the rescue dogs, cats, etc. I help transport. These are mostly furbabies who have just come from a kill shelter - only with a foster for about two weeks before transport, so they are not always housebroken (the puppies definitely aren't and can they make a LOT of poop, which they always smear all over the place). I do keep the rescue animals crated for the most part, but do sometimes have one ride shotgun - tethered in the front passenger seat. Even with the crates, things can get pretty messy - and especially stinky. My own dogs are okay in my car, but my Seiji does sometimes get a little car sick.

  2. the smooches on the windows and dirt from their paws on the doors and seats. i have seat covers but they like to tear them off.

  3. Those smudges on the windows! Isn't there something about dog drool that is just extra thick and sticky? There are days I just don't have enough elbow grease in me to really get the windows clean. And then there's nothing more annoying than if you have streaks on the windshield that you don't see until you're driving at night, right? :)

  4. My biggest problem is the drool and smudges on the windows. It seems like the drool just likes to hang on forever!

  5. My pups are really good in the car (as our recent evacuation to GA from FL proves) but the smell! So gross!! Becky Wells

  6. My biggest issue — THE HAIR! My Henry is a big-time shedder. We were finding his hair in our new car before he even stepped paw in it! :)

  7. I like this dogs! They are wonderful. Is it hard to look after them and to clean the car? I have a wire foxterrier and he is a mess, my car is so dirty after him. I need to follow your tips and I also read other clean tips, so my car would be clean soon.

  8. My dog sheds and it is all over the car. In addition to hair there are his nose prints all over the place.


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