The dog days are coming to an end…finally, but with more people investing in a new addition to the family and extra company for lockdown this has added an extra requirement to think of when it comes to buying new car. So, the puppy boom is making dog owners ask an important question: What car is best for dogs?
There are a number of things to consider when choosing a new car to suit all members of your family, ones with 4 paws included! We've listed a few things to think about in terms of safety and ease before selecting your new car:
Leather/Fabric Seating – Leather over fabric every time when it comes to paws on seats, it's just more durable and easier to clean! Although, fabric can be a better choice when it comes to grip and temperatures in the heat of summer and cold winters.
Ventilation – always a good idea to check the ventilation in your car, even with windows down, on the hottest days in summer (and in general as cars can get warm even on cold days) can make it harder for your dogs to get the fresh cool or warm air circulating.
Boot Space – If you're choosing to put your dog in the boot space of your car, you need to make sure it is not only tall enough, but wide enough to accommodate your dog's needs. In addition, if your dog is tall with long legs you will need a taller car height in terms of roof to allow them the most amount of comfort possible.
Car Height – Arthritis is common in many older dogs, so choosing the correct car with the right height is important, a car with lower loading height will help smaller and less healthy dogs hop in without requiring help.
Now you've got the low down on what to think about in your new car to accommodate your furry best friend, overall, the best type of car is an SUV, 4×4 or an Estate vehicle. We've curated a list of some of the best cars for a man's best friend and their best-selling points. (All of which, we can find the best deals on!)
- Land Rover Discovery – Huge boot space
- Mercedes Benz E-Class Estate – Economical
- Nissan Qashqai – Premium seating (Leather)
- Ford Focus Estate – Adjustable boot floor
- Skoda Superb Estate – Large boot space, low loading height
FREE OFFER FROM AVC If you buy a car from us, we would like to provide you with a back seat waterproof dog hammock or a dog boot liner as a free gift.
Contact AVC through their website or phone 0845 1084521. Address: AVC, Unit 7 Napier House, Corunna Court, Corunna Road, Warwick CV34 5HQ