During the Chinese New Year, there are many people and dogs in the village, and accidentally a dog peed on the car! Isn’t it particularly annoying? Not only does the smell smell bad and makes people feel unhappy, but they also worry about the harm of dog urine to the tires. I wonder if you have ever wondered how much damage dog urine does to tires? How can you effectively avoid annoying dog urine? Let’s take a look!
How harmful is dog urine to our tires?
The substances contained in dog urine can neither react with rubber, nor is its pH enough to corrode rubber, and the aging effect is almost negligible. The rubber on the surface of the tire mainly plays the role of wear resistance and shock absorption. What really plays a decisive role in the strength is the reinforced fiber fabric inside the carcass. The tire will not burst due to the aging of the outer rubber. In addition, since the surface of car wheels has undergone anti-corrosion treatment and has a certain resistance to strong acids and alkali, we do not need to overreact to the dog’s enclosure behavior.
It has been scientifically proven that the harm of dog urine to tires is not enough to cause our tires to burst, and the harm is basically negligible. As for how to solve the problems of hygiene and aesthetics such as the tires of your car in the community being visited by dog urine every day, causing the tire to be stained with urine, smell bad, and have a bad odor, let’s take a look at some tips to avoid sneak attacks from dog urine!
The simplest economic method: rice water
This method is the simplest. You can use the rice-washing water used to wash rice at home every day and sprinkle it on the urination and defecation areas of cats and dogs. As long as no one has any objections, keep pouring.Although it is simple and economical, the effect is not very obvious and the duration is short, which makes it troublesome.
The most effective method: mothballs
Go to a two-yuan store to wholesale a large pack of mothballs. Every time you park your car, crush half of the mothballs on the ground next to the wheel. You only use 2 pills once you stop the car. It is economical and practical, but very effective. But don’t buy mothballs containing naphthalene.
The most effective but troublesome method: baffle
Some car owners who are frequently hit by dog urine can prepare four thin wooden boards (such as plywood) and block the sides of the four tires after parking every day. It is best to fix them with bricks. If one side of the vehicle is parked against a wall, just use 2 wooden boards to block the outside tires.
This method is the most economical and effective. The disadvantage is that you have to carry 4 wooden boards with dog urine back and forth every day, which is unpleasant. You also have to clean the wooden boards frequently, which is troublesome, and there are inevitably places that cannot be blocked.
The most professional way to prevent dog urine: dog repellent stickers,dog repellent spray
The reason why dogs urinate on tires is actually to mark their territory and prevent other dogs from intruding. If there are other smells on the tires, dogs will generally not approach.
Use special dog repellent patches or dog repellent sprays, and use ingredients that have a specific repelling effect on dogs based on the extremely sensitive sense of smell of dogs to force dogs to stay away. This kind of dog repellent patch or dog repellent spray can protect the tires while eliminating the hidden danger of dog peeing, killing two birds with one stone.
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If you don’t want to spend money on special protective agents, you can also find some smelly items at home, such as applying shoe polish to the tires. As long as you apply a thin layer on the lower half of the tires, the effect will be better. In addition, you can also try pepper water, Fengyoujing, toilet water and insecticides. The principle is the same as that of anti-dog spray, which uses some gases that dogs don't like to repel them.
When choosing smelly items, you should choose ones that are not corrosive to rubber products, otherwise they will cause damage to tires just like dog urine. When applying shoe polish to tires, you can only apply it to the lower half of the tire. The effect is okay, but the duration is short, the work is tedious, and the clothes are easy to stain.
The weirdest method: Put up a sign and write "No Urination"
Although it has been scientifically proven that dog urine cannot corrode car tires and wheels and affect driving safety, dog urine is unhygienic and unsightly after all, and will cause a lot of trouble to car owners. Therefore, as a responsible and ethical dog owner, you should avoid letting your dog pee on the tire.
To regulate their dog's behavior, dog owners can do the following:
1. Use a leash when taking your dog for a walk, and do not let your dog run around. This ensures your dog is well behaved and himself safe. (If you want it to have fun, you can take it to a special open space to play.)
2. Whenever the dog wants to pee on the tire, pull the rope and stop it with words to let it know that this behavior is bad.
Content source: Sohu Auto