2013 Scion FR-S: Dog Hair Be Gone
February 13, 2013
This weekend I had to take my dog Mya back to the vet in our 2013 Scion FR-S. I put her doggy blanket down in the backseat like I usually do to protect the seat but her hair still managed to get on the cloth. When I took the car to the car wash for its weekly wash and afterward pointed out to the attendant handing me the key of the "clean" car that they didn't clean the backseat, he said that they couldn't and that it had to be shampooed.
That was strange considering they've been able to clean the fur off before. So I asked Vehicle Testing Manager Mike Schmidt if we had anything in stock to remove dog fur. After all, we have stuff to clear foggy headlights. Unfortunately we didn't have a magic hair-removing wand on hand so he suggested tape and patience. I borrowed a roll of packing tape from the mail room and went to work.
After 20 strips of extra-sticky tape and sweat, the backseat was fur-free. In any case, I think next time I'll put down a larger blanket to cover the entire backseat.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor