Three Essential Tips For a Safe & Enjoyable Drive with Your DogJul 21th, 2023
3 Tips for Driving With Pets in Timmins, ON
Pet owners love and care for their four-legged friends like they’re family members, and as such, it’s important to keep them safe and comfortable when out on the road. Continue reading below as our team of pet parents here at James Toyota explore three essential tips for a safe and enjoyable drive with your dog.
1. Use a Secure Safety Restraint
It may seem silly to put a seat belt on your pet, but you’d be surprised at the amount of pet injuries and fatalities when they’re involved in a vehicle accident. You care for your furry friend like a family member so it’s important to secure them to your vehicle’s restraints to keep them safe. Stop by our Parts Department and browse through our available inventory of Genuine Toyota Pet Accessories.
2. Adequate Ventilation & Temperature Control
We’ve all heard of the horror stories of dogs being left inside vehicles in the sweltering heat. We don’t want your pet to be another unfortunate statistic, so avoid leaving them unattended inside your vehicle. Ensure that the interior cabin temperature is comfortable by opening a window or using the air conditioning to avoid overheating.
3. Familiarize Your Pet With the Vehicle
Whether you’re behind the wheel of a compact sedan like Toyota Corolla, a family SUV like a Toyota RAV4, or a pickup truck like a Toyota Tundra, it pays to get your pet familiar with the inside of your vehicle. Start with short trips to nearby locations to get them used to the movement of the vehicle and slowly increase the duration from there.
By following these three tips, you’re ensuring that both you and your furry friend can enjoy a safe and enjoyable experience out on the road. We here at James Toyota are proud to offer the latest and greatest Toyota models, as well as a wide array of high-quality used vehicles that suit your lifestyle. Stop by our pet-friendly showroom at 1234 Riverside Drive in Timmins, ON and speak with one of our Toyota experts about finding a vehicle that works for you and your four-legged family members.