How To Clean Car Floor Mats

Removing floor mats
 

Your car’s floor mats can take a real beating while they keep your floorboards in great shape in every kind of Waterford weather. When you know how to clean car floor mats you can get even more life out of them. The service department at Old Saybrook Hyundai has instructions on how to clean rubber floor mats and carpeted ones, too.

Supplies You’ll Need When You Clean Car Floor Mats

The right supplies you’ll need when you clean car floor mats are easy to purchase in Madison. Most of them are likely around your house. Here’s what you’ll need:

Rubber Floor Mats

  • Vacuum
  • Rubber floor mat cleanser
  • Stiff bristle brush
  • Hose or bucket of water
  • Microfiber towel or a place to hang your mats

Carpet Floor Mats

  • Vacuum
  • Carpet floor mat cleaner
  • Brush
  • Hose or bucket of water
  • Wet vac if available, or a place to hang your mats

How to Clean Rubber Floor Mats

There’s no better way to keep your car clean in a Branford winter than by having rugged and sturdy rubber floor mats in your car. Here’s how to clean rubber floor mats and keep them in great shape:

  1. Remove rubber floor mats from your vehicle to avoid damaging the interior with water.
  2. Shake out the mats and vacuum up any leftover debris.
  3. Rinse the mats with clean water.
  4. Apply a cleanser designed for rubber mats and gently scrub with a stiff bristle brush to remove additional grime and debris.
  5. Rinse the mats clean.
  6. Hang up to dry, or dry with a microfiber towel. Make sure mats are completely dry before placing them in your car.

How to Clean Carpet Floor Mats

Carpet floor mats have a more sophisticated look, but they’re almost as easy to clean as rubber floor mats:

  1. Remove the floor mats from your vehicle.
  2. Vacuum the floor mats to remove dirt.
  3. Shake and whack the floor mats against a hard surface to rid them of dust and smaller dirt particles.
  4. Use a cleaner designed for carpet and apply it to your floor mats. Make sure you follow the application directions on your particular cleaner, as they can vary.
  5. Scrub the mats to remove any stains and ground-in debris.
  6. Rinse thoroughly.
  7. If you have access to a wet vac, use it to absorb the water for a faster drying time. This will also help remove any additional dirt,
  8. Hang your mats to dry. Make sure they are completely dry before placing them back in your vehicle.

Get Car Service Tips From Old Saybrook Hyundai

You can keep your car in great condition without spending a lot of time or money—just follow the service tips and tricks like how to remove mold from your car offered by Old Saybrook Hyundai. When it’s time for deep cleaning, contact us for information on the best place to get your car detailed in Old Saybrook.

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