The best products to remove pet hair from your car

Pet hair is a real pain to shift, even with a good vacuum cleaner. We've found out how to remove it with ease.

A dog looking out a car window in red sunglasses

by Ryan Gilmore |

Pets, we love them but they are messy creatures. Aside from the toilet mishaps that occasionally happen, the main mess pets will make is leaving pet hair everywhere. It seems pet hair has the magic ability to stick to any fabric, from clothes and carpets to the inside of your car. And not only can this pet hair be unsightly, but it's no good for allergy sufferers, meaning you'll be needing to clean that pet hair away regularly.

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Even if your car has leather seats, at least some hair from that a cat, dog, rabbit or any other mammal pet will manage to leave its mark somewhere. This is why we've been looking at the best pet hair removal tools for your car, both manual and powered. We've looked at how effective they are on pet hair, how much they cost, how versatile and ergonomic they are, and finally, how easy they are to clean.

The best manual pet hair removers

OXO Good Grips Furlifter Self Cleaning Furniture Brush

The best manual pet hair remover
OXO Good Grips Furlifter Self Cleaning Furniture Brush
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Our top choice for manually get pet hair out of your car's interior is this clever furniture brush from OXO. It makes use of microbristles to capture the pet hairs as you pull the brush across a surface. it's effective on pet hair and can be used on any fabric you can think of. The best thing about this is that it's fully self-cleaning, the base collects the hair and deposits it in the bottom, ready for you to simply empty. It's reusable, expertly made and easy to use making it fantastic.

Kleeneze Pet Hair Eraser Block

The best ergonomic pet hair remover
Kleeneze KL080998EU7 Pet Hair Eraser Block
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A big nobbly block, this pet hair eraser makes use of rubber teeth that lift embedded pet hair as you pull it across a surface. After you're done cleaning the pet hair, simply rinse the block under the tap to remove the bulk of the pet hairs. Suitable for use on all fabrics, it's a more sustainable option than the traditional lint roller and a very versatile choice. It only misses out on top position because it's not self cleaning, and the thought of touching wet, clumpy pet hair is never a nice thought.

Lilly Brush Pro Pet Hair Tool Kit

The best pet hair remover for awkward locations
Lilly Brush Pro Pet Hair Tool Kit
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Pet hair is like glitter, it gets everywhere. And while the above tools are great for relatively flat surfaces, pet hair will often find itself jammed down the side of seats and in awkward nooks that you simply can't reach. This twin set is designed for collecting pet hair with rubber blades in even the most difficult of places to reach. The main tool is not much to write home about compared to the other options here, the 14cm crevice tool on the other hand is a great way of making sure you collect as much pet hair as possible.

The best powered pet hair removers

Gtech Multi MK2 K9 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

The best handheld vacuum cleaner for pet hair
Gtech Multi MK2 K9 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
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Gtech may be one of the more expensive handhelds on the market, but the K9 is worth every penny if you want to lift pet hair with ease. It's compact and lightweight (just 1.5kg) but offers powerful suction, a decent 0.4-litre storage bin and a 20 minute run time. The K9 is specially designed to clean pet hairs properly with reinforced aluminium internals to handle the added strain.

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Shark HandVac Cordless Hand Vacuum Cleaner

The best budget handheld vacuum cleaner for pet hair
Shark HandVac Cordless Hand Vacuum Cleaner
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Not as powerful as the Gtech option, this pet vacuum from Shark is still a solid choice for removing pet hair from your car. It's lighter than the Gtech by 300g and offers a marginally larger dust bin (0.45-litres) but can only manage half the runtime. It comes with three attachments (crevice, motorised pet brush and crevice tool) and a two-year warranty.

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