Summer’s just around the corner, meaning the kids are out of school and it’s the perfect time for road trips with the family. Many Kearny Mesa INFINITI customers from San Diego and Escondido count their four-legged pals among family and wouldn’t dream of hitting the road without them. Just what is it about dogs and cars, and how can you keep them safer in your INFINITI vehicle? 

Dogs usually love a good car ride (unless the destination is the vet, in which case… well, good luck with that). Part of this could be because all those unfamiliar sights and smells are an adventure all their own. It’s also because dogs are social critters. If you’re going somewhere, they want to be with their pack.

Before you fuel up and hit the road, there are a few things you should know:

  • Buckle your pup in, just like you would your other family members
  • If you don’t have one, purchase a seatbelt adapter suited to your dog’s size and weight
  • Buy some goggles for your dog if you’ll be driving with the windows or top down
  • Make plenty of pit stops
  • Never — we repeat, never — leave your dog in the car with the windows up

If you’re like most pet parents, we’re sure you do a lot to take care of your dog, from regular vet visits to the best food money can buy. Don’t let car safety be the weak link when it comes to taking care of your four-legged friend.

Time for a new luxury vehicle for your pack — erm, family? Kearny Mesa INFINITI serves Escondido and Carlsbad from our showroom at 4670 Convoy St in San Diego, CA. Wherever you’re going, and whoever’s along for the ride, they’ll love our selection of new and pre-owned INFINITI models!