For a parent, choosing a car seat is an extremely important decision ( and so it should be) but whilst we might worry about the safety implications of a car seat, we don’t always consider the other safety risks of a child travelling in a vehicle. Once of the major risks being, loose cargo in the boot of your vehicle.
Thousands of drivers and passengers are injured each year by things we would often consider quite harmless ( you don’t really think about the damage a flying pushchair might cause) moving about inside your vehicle.
Should you be unlucky enough to be involved in a frontal collision, loose items could travel from the rear of the vehicle into the front as the speed of the impact. The bigger the item, the more damage it can cause. To reduce some of the associate risks of carrying cargo in the rear of the vehicle, installing a dog guard above the rear seat can create a barrier between cargo in the rear and family in the front. Despite the name, it’s not just for dogs, it can offer reassurance to those in the vehicle and help make your journey safer.
There are many companies offering dog guards but many are classed as universal, therefore don’t fit specifically to your vehicle. Travall is the world’s leading brand for vehicle-specific dog guards, each guard is specifically designed for the make and model of your vehicle which means the fit is accurate and it won’t slip or damage your car.
We were recently sent one which is designed to specifically fit my car. When it arrived, I was surprised by how lightweight it was and the fact there were only a few pieces which seemed pretty straight forward to put together.
The guard for my vehicle costs £129.99, you can check the Travall website to make sure there is a guard available for your vehicle and how much it costs.
The guard fits snug between the top of the rear seats and the roof, with no movement at all once it’s in the correct position.
I like how there are no gaps between the guard and the roof of the car which means anything stored in the boot (or your dog) has no chance of sneaking through.
Installation of a Travall Guard is said to be around 10 minutes and I think that’s pretty accurate. Travall pride themselves on innovative design, excellent engineering and the use of the best materials available. The Travall Guard is made using laser-cut and precision-welded mild steel which has a unique nylon-powder coating that is three times thicker than that of other guards. It’s scratch resistant too, which means if you are using it for a dog, it won’t age quickly.
Whilst there may be many other guards available, I’d urge you to try Travall first. You’ll be impressed by the quality, the fit and the fact your child is kept safe.
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