Last updated on April 18th, 2023 at 11:17 pm
When you think about the cost of your Tesla pet liner, the last thing you’d want is to do something that’d incur damages.
Hence before going ahead to wash your Tesla pet liner, getting the proper information to guide you is essential. Here’s what you should know when it comes to washing the pet liner of your car.
There are different methods of washing your Tesla pet liner, depending on its degree of dirt. A vacuum cleaner and a brush would suffice for a few lumps of dirt on the liner. However, if you have stains of animal pee and poo on the liner, the best option is to dip it in soapy water and scrub it.
This article will help you understand many issues regarding your Tesla pet liner and how to maintain it.
How Do You Wash a Tesla Pet Liner?
Washing a Tesla pet liner requires care to avoid damage to the material. Moreover, there are two ways you can wash a pet liner; manually or using a washing machine.
Below are some tips for using both methods to wash your pet liner.
#1. Using a Washing Machine
You can wash your pet liner with a machine without worrying that it’d spoil.
However, while doing that, ensure to keep these tips in mind.
- Use cold water.
- Make use of the gentle/hand wash cycle.
- Use a minimal amount of soap (only enough to get the liner clean).
- Tumble dry low.
#2. Using Your Hands
Using your hands to wash your pet liner is the best and most effective method.
To achieve a thoroughly clean liner, please follow these steps;
- Get a bowl wide enough to contain your pet liner and pour water into it up to half its height.
- Add some detergent and check to see the water lathers; dip the liner into the soapy water and leave it to soak for 10-15 minutes.
- Then, you can add vinegar to get the dirt out quickly. You can also add baking soda to keep the unpleasant smell away.
- Use your hands to scrub the liner clean gently; however, a toothbrush would do a better job of getting flakes off if there are any.
- After ensuring all flakes are out, rinse the pet liner in clean water and hang it on a clothesline to air dry.
Below are alternative methods of cleaning the pet liner without getting it in water;
- Dust off dirt and dust using a brush.
- Vacuum cleaning.
What Do You Need to Wash a Tesla Pet Liner?
A pet liner in your vehicle protects your seats from all the scratches your car can incur from your pets’ paws. So, when it gets dirty, the most reasonable thing to do is to wash the Tesla pet liner.
The previous subheading explains how to wash your pet liner; in this section, let’s discuss what you’ll need to successfully washer the liner.
The materials you need to wash your Tesla pet liner depend on your chosen washing method.
For example, what you’ll need to wash the liner with your hands differs significantly from when you’re using a washing machine.
But for clarity, I’ll list everything you need depending on the washing method.
#1. Using Your Hands
If you have the necessary tools available, washing the liner with your hands is more efficient than using a washer to clean your pet liner.
These are the necessary things you’ll need:
- A bucket
- Vinegar (for faster stain removal)
- Baking soda (for odor elimination)
- Water Hose
- A stand (for the pet liner)
- A towel
- A toothbrush
- Dryer/ clothesline
Note, however, that there are more advantages to washing the Tesla pet liner with your hands rather than using a washing machine.
This table illustrates some advantages of washing your liner with your hands rather than using a washing machine.
|Washing with Your Hands||Washing with a Washer|
|The size of the line won’t affect the washing.||A pet liner can exceed the minimum size your machine can wash.|
|You’ll spot hidden stains and take them off.||A washing would miss some stains on the liner.|
|You’ll get better results when you use your hands.||Although it’s less stressful, a washing machine can shrink your pet liner.|
|The pet liner would dry faster.||The liner won’t dry quickly.|
#2. Using a Washing Machine
You don’t need much if you plan on washing the liner with a washer, as long as you have a functional washing machine on the ground.
Nonetheless, these are the things you’ll need;
- Vinegar (optional)
- Baking soda (optional)
- Dryer/ clothesline
Are Tesla Pet Liners Machines Washable?
Although Tesla encourages regular cleaning of its pet liner, it frowns at the use of washing machines.
That’s because using a washing machine to wash the pet liner can affect its texture and size.
Most importantly, if you wash your Tesla pet liner in a washing machine, it will come out almost half its original size.
That happens because a washer has a shrinking effect on a pet liner, be it any kind. When that happens, the Tesla pet liner will no longer fit into your car, and you’ll have to buy a new one.
Hence, handwashing your pet liner is better than using a washing machine. However, it can be tempting to throw it into the washer while you take a rest.
But when you think about the aftermath, it’ll be far more rewarding to go through the stress of scrubbing it with your hands.
There are varying options for cleaning the pet liner, aside from dipping it in the washing machine.
Hence, rather than risking your Tesla pet liner to shrinkage in a washing machine, here are alternative ways.
- A broom can dust off large particles and debris off the liner.
- You can also use a vacuum cleaner to get the pet liner sparkling again.
- If all those don’t suffice, dip the liner in a bowl of soapy water; carefully scrub clean, rinse well, and air-dry to restore it to its clean state.
Can You Wash a Pet Liner Inside Your Tesla?
The answer depends on the type of washing you intend to carry out. If you’re referring to dipping the pet liner in a bowl of soapy water to scrub, the answer is a NO!
There are different implications of washing a pet liner in your Tesla, including
- You’ll spill water inside your Tesla car, leaving a bad smell if it doesn’t dry out in time.
- Also, washing the pet liner inside your Tesla can scatter animal dirt all around other areas of the car.
- On your part, washing the pet liner outside the car will give you more space and better vision to thoroughly clean the liner.
- Additionally, after going through such stress, the pet liner might need to be cleaner.
So rather than restricting yourself to washing the pet liner in the car, why not do it in the open, where you’ll see better?
Having said that, if what you mean by washing is brushing off the liner with a wet towel, then your car will be okay; however, the pet liner won’t dry efficiently.
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