The best boot liners to protect your car and dog

Dogs are man’s best friend but muddy boots are far from man’s best friend. Boot liners are a great way to protect both your car and your dog – but what makes the perfect boot liner for dogs?

From stopping muddy feet from trampling all over your car to preventing dog hair from getting everywhere, a quality, durable and hard wearing boot liner is likely to be the best solution. Our guide explains more about choosing the best boot liner for dogs.

Do I need a boot liner?

Whilst it is possible to travel with dogs in a car without a boot liner, you will most likely find:

  • Dog hair on upholstery
  • Scratches
  • Damp and mud stains
  • Smelly fabric

These sort of issues can lower the value of your vehicle but it’s possible to protect your car from all of these. A boot liner can help solve the issues by:

  • Preserving your boot and value of your vehicle – boot liners like Hatchbag are waterproof, durable and easy to clean so help to preserve the condition of your car.
  • Protecting boot from dirt, grime and stains - providing a layer of protection between mess and your boot. High sided boot liners will help to keep the rest of your car clean too.
  • Prevents unintentional scratches and other minor damage – to reduce the chance of damage. Quality boot liners will also offer additional extras like a bumper guard, rear seat flaps, or tailgate covers to keep more than just your boot clean.
  • Keep your dog comfortable – certain boot liners will offer extras such as odour mats and rubber mats for anti-slip purposes and dog mats, for added comfort.

Questions to ask

There are six key questions to ask before you purchase your boot liner to make sure you’re buying something that will be durable enough for your car and dog and, most importantly, to keep your boot clean.

Will my pet be comfortable?

Boot liners can be very comfortable for your dog, however some brands offer extras to improve the comfort for your dog. Hatchbag offer Hatchbed mats that are designed for pet comfort. These specialised mats are recommended by vets and pet care professionals. The thick, soft pile will be an absolute treat for your pet!

Odour protection

Dogs love walks – fact. Dogs somehow manage to find every smelly thing possible on a walk and rub themselves on it – also fact. Whether it’s wet fur or animal mess, it can really cause a stink which can also make your car smell too – the last thing you want. Reinforced PVC is far less likely to absorb odours compared to fabric material which makes it one of the most durable boot liner materials and keeping your car interior smelling fresh.

Hatchbag also offer odour control pet mats: a quilted blanket which can absorb and eliminate dog smells. It also has a special finish in order to repel hair and dirt. The quilted design also adds an extra comfort for your pet.

Waterproof

If you take your dog for a walk during the (many) wet months of the UK, there’s no doubt they will come back soaking wet! Water damage to your car’s upholstery can cause unsightly stains and bad odours, reducing its retail value when you come to sell. In order to protect your car, ensure your boot liner is waterproof and does not allow water or dirt to seep through to your car interior.

Easy to clean

If your dog is a ‘messy pup’, you will constantly have to machine wash your generic boot liner. Hatchbag’s reinforced PVC is a wipe-clean material, meaning you can clean it easily and quickly between trips. An easily washable boot liner is a must when travelling with dogs and, it’s even better if you don’t have to even move it from your car to wash it. For tips on cleaning your boot liner visit our guide to cleaning and maintenance.

Our customers often comment on how easy our boot liners are to clean and their ability to keep the boot clean.

Liner size

Many boot liners are available in universal sizes but liner size plays a huge factor in how effective your boot liner is at keeping your boot clean and mud free. Liners that are two small will slip around, leaving parts of your boot uncovered and ready for muddy paws to trample everywhere.

Hatchbag boot liners are made specifically for a range of car models and are fitted with secure loops and hooks to make sure your boot liner doesn’t move an inch.

Additional protection

Our customers like having the ability to add extras onto their boot liners such as rear seat flaps and a bumper guard to offer protection beyond their boots.

Car models and their boot liners

Hatchbag supports most contemporary makes of car. They are manufactured to order to ensure your liner fits perfectly in your boot. Some examples of models we support are:

Toyota boot liners for dogs

EXAMPLE: Toyota Avensis Estate 2009 ONWARDS

Dog friendly additions:

  • Bumper flap
  • Rear seat flap
  • Odour mat
  • Hatchbed mat

SEAT boot liners for dogs

EXAMPLE: SEAT Alahambra 7 seater

Dog friendly additions:

  • Bumper flap
  • Rear Seat flap
  • Tailgate cover
  • Rubber mat
  • Hatchbed mat
  • Odour mat

Renault boot liners for dogs

EXAMPLE: Renault Laguna Sports Tourer 2008 - 2012

Dog friendly additions:

  • Bumper flap
  • Rear Seat Flap
  • Tailgate cover
  • Odour Mat
  • Hatchbed Mat
  • Rubber Mat

Saab boot liners for dogs

EXAMPLE: Saab 9 – 3  Sportswagon

Dog friendly additions:

  • Bumper flap
  • Rear Seat flap
  • Tailgate cover
  • Odour mat
  • Hatchbed mat
  • Rubber mat

Porsche boot liners for dogs

EXAMPLE: Porsche Cayenne  2010 - 2018

Dog friendly additions:

  • Bumper flap
  • Rear seat flap
  • Tailgate cover
  • Tailored seat flap
  • Odour mat
  • Hatchbed mat
  • Rubber mat

Honda boot liners for dogs

EXAMPLE: Honda Accord Tourer 2008 - 2015

Dog friendly additions:

  • Bumper flap
  • Rear seat flap
  • Tailgate cover
  • Tailored seat flap
  • Odour mat
  • Hatchbed mat
  • Rubber mat

Jaguar boot liners for dogs

EXAMPLE: Jaguar E-Pace 2017 onwards

Dog friendly additions:

  • Bumper flap
  • Rear seat flap
  • Tailgate cover
  • Tailored seat flap
  • Odour mat
  • Hatchbed mat
  • Rubber mat

Toyota boot liners for dogs

EXAMPLE: Toyota Avensis Estate 2009 ONWARDS

Dog friendly additions:

  • Bumper flap
  • Rear seat flap
  • Odour mat
  • Hatchbed mat

SEAT boot liners for dogs

EXAMPLE: SEAT Alahambra 7 seater

Dog friendly additions:

  • Bumper flap
  • Rear Seat flap
  • Tailgate cover
  • Rubber mat
  • Hatchbed mat
  • Odour mat

Renault boot liners for dogs

EXAMPLE: Renault Laguna Sports Tourer 2008 - 2012

Dog friendly additions:

  • Bumper flap
  • Rear Seat Flap
  • Tailgate cover
  • Odour Mat
  • Hatchbed Mat
  • Rubber Mat

Saab boot liners for dogs

EXAMPLE: Saab 9 – 3  Sportswagon

Dog friendly additions:

  • Bumper flap
  • Rear Seat flap
  • Tailgate cover
  • Odour mat
  • Hatchbed mat
  • Rubber mat

Porsche boot liners for dogs

EXAMPLE: Porsche Cayenne  2010 - 2018

Dog friendly additions:

  • Bumper flap
  • Rear seat flap
  • Tailgate cover
  • Tailored seat flap
  • Odour mat
  • Hatchbed mat
  • Rubber mat

Honda boot liners for dogs

EXAMPLE: Honda Accord Tourer 2008 - 2015

Dog friendly additions:

  • Bumper flap
  • Rear seat flap
  • Tailgate cover
  • Tailored seat flap
  • Odour mat
  • Hatchbed mat
  • Rubber mat

Jaguar boot liners for dogs

EXAMPLE: Jaguar E-Pace 2017 onwards

Dog friendly additions:

  • Bumper flap
  • Rear seat flap
  • Tailgate cover
  • Tailored seat flap
  • Odour mat
  • Hatchbed mat
  • Rubber mat

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