4 ways you can make your car more vegan-friendly

Drive happier in a more ethical car

 

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Buying a vegan, environmentally and wallet-friendly motor is near impossible.

 

With the automotive industry’s love of leather and fossil fuels, it is difficult to purchase a vehicle that aligns with your values as a vegan.

 

Although sustainable motoring is one of the biggest trends right now, vegan seat coverings are available mostly in new cars, when a driver can make interior design choices.

 

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However, there are ways to make your current car a little bit more ethical.

 

To help, Peter Vardy have revealed four ways you can make your car more vegan-friendly – and what’s more is it’ll cost you less than £35 in total.

 

 

  1. Floor Mats = £15

 

Car floor mats are frequently made out of Mohair (made from hair of the Angora goat) and animal leather binding.

 

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Fortunately, vegan floor mats made out of synthetic materials are widely available, for as little as £15. Just make sure to check the materials of car mats before purchasing.

 

  1. Gear Stick Cover = £3

 

Gear sticks feature an animal leather cover as standard, but these are easy to replace if you want something a more vegan-friendly.

 

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Covers made from a multitude of different, more ethical materials, can be purchased for just £3 from motor accessory retailers.

 

  1. Handbrake Cover = £7

 

Handbrakes are often covered with a leather binding, but you can purchase vegan-friendly covers made of faux leather or other fabrics.

 

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You can remove your current cover by taking it to a mechanic or car detailer.

 

  1. Vegan Cleaning Products = £10

 

One of the easiest ways to make your car cruelty-free is by switching to vegan cleaning products.

Switching to a Biokleen telescopic fountain brush or CitraClear Window and Glass Cleaner, both trusted brands that don’t test on animals.

 

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Alternatively, you can make your own vegan cleaning solution by mixing half a cup of Borax with one teaspoon of vegetable-based soap and half a bucket of hot water.

 

 

By Peter Vardy, petervardy.com

 

 

 

 

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