Can you remember the last time you went for a drive and didn’t see at least one motorist traveling with a pet? As Lexus dealers near Green Cove Springs, FL, we see people driving with their dogs all of the time and we love it! There’s nothing quite like seeing a dog with its head hanging out of the window and its lips flopping along with the breeze.

While it’s great to see people traveling with their pets, having a car that has pet-friendly features makes it a lot easier to take your furry family member with you when you take a road trip or run out to the bank. Here are some of the features you should look for if you’re planning to travel with your dog in your car often:

  • Childproof Windows and Door Locks: These features are must-haves if you’re going to travel with your pet. Without them, your dog may be able to open a window or door with the simple push of his or her paw.
  • Air Conditioning Vents in the Back: Since your dog will be traveling in the back, make sure your next car has air conditioning vents in the rear so your pet can benefit from your air conditioning or heating system when necessary.
  • Removable Cargo Liner: If you’re like many motorists, your dog will ride in the cargo area when you take him or her for a ride. Having a removable cargo liner enables you to rinse the liner easily, which will keep your pet’s area clean and odor free. If the model you like doesn’t come with a removable cargo liner, don’t let that be a deal breaker because you can simply buy one separately.
  • Sunroof or Moonroof: Just like your kids, your dog needs ventilation during road trips. Having a sunroof or a moonroof in your car will facilitate ventilation without giving your pet a chance to jump or fall out of your automobile.

If you’re looking for a pet-friendly vehicle, visit Lexus of Orange Park. Our new Lexus automobiles and our pre-owned Lexus vehicles have features both you and your dog will appreciate. Stop by our location at 7040 Blanding Boulevard in Jacksonville, FL to find your next pet-friendly luxury car today.