You did it—you finally got that cool new window tint for your vehicle, and you couldn't be more pleased with the results. You're even fairly certain your dog thinks the tint is cool too since they can eyeball passersby without the sun in their eyes. There's just one big problem: your dog could be a threat to your new window tint, no matter how much you love them. Riding in cars with dogs can have risky outcomes in the end — especially for your new tint. Here's how to protect your new tint job from doggy damage.
1. Invest in a device to keep your pet contained.
These days, you can get safety devices for your four-legged passengers just as you can for your children. You can pick up contraptions that keep the dog contained to a certain area or get yourself an actual doggy car seat, which only works for small dogs. In any case, the goal will be to keep your precocious pooch away from the windows so they don't scratch any film.
2. Don't leave an anxious dog in the car unattended.
If you have a dog that gets anxious when you leave it behind in your car, even if it is just for a quick trip to pay for gas, it is best not to leave them alone in a car with a brand new tint. Just a few scratchy paws trying to get out can leave ugly gashes in your new window tint. If you prefer to keep your dog with you, consider getting it registered as a service animal and you can take your pup just about anywhere you want. If this doesn't work, consider bringing them with you to pet-friendly locations.
3. Invest in claw covers to keep pointy claws less likely to cause damage.
If there is no way you can avoid your playful dog pawing at the windows, and there are occasions when they have to stay in the car alone, consider investing in some silicone claw covers. These little masterpieces are made out of soft silicone and get glued in place over each claw. The end job makes it look like your canine has painted toenails, but the result is also a dog that can't scratch your window tint. The vet can help you install these covers as well if you can't do it on your own.
These are just a few ways to take care of your window tint. Contact services like SML Window Tint to learn more.