How To Clean Car Floor Mats

How To Clean Car Floor Mats

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Car floor mats serve their purpose by collecting the grit that travels into your car from your shoes. However, car floor mats need cleaning too from time to time. Yes, the vehicle floor mats are convenient, but cleaning them is not. At Auffenberg Ford North, we know how to clean rubber floor mats and carpet mats. We want to help simplify the task with our tips on how to clean car floor mats, or you can bring your vehicle to our service center for a deep cleaning only we provide.

Supplies You’ll Need to Clean Car Floor Mats:

Before you start cleaning, you want to make a checklist of what you will need to clean either rubber or carpet car floor mats so you’ll be all set when you start cleaning. Here is what Collinsville drivers will need to clean their car floor mats:

Rubber Car Floor Mats:

  • Vacuum
  • Floor Mat Cleaner for Rubber Mats
  • Stiff and Thick Bristle Brush
  • Hose/Bucket of Water
  • Microfiber Towel
  • Place to Hang Mats to Air Dry

Carpet Floor Mats:

  • Vacuum
  • Car Floor Mat Cleaner intended for Carpet Floor Mats
  • Brush
  • Hose/Bucket of Water
  • Wet Vac (if available)
  • Place to Hang Mats to Air Dry

How to Clean Rubber Floor Mats

Rubber floor mats are often used by Fairview Heights off-road drivers. They, too, come in handy as the seasons change. Here’s how to clean your rubber car mats regularly:

  1. Remove the rubber mats from your vehicle to avoid damage while cleaning.
  2. Give each mat a shake.
  3. Vacuum up leftover debris.
  4. Rinse the rubber mats with water.
  5. Use a rubber mat cleanser and gently scrub with a stiff bristle.
  6. Rinse mats again with clean water
  7. Use a microfiber towel or hang the rubber mats to air dry.
  8. Make sure that each rubber floor mat is dry before putting them back into your vehicle.

How to Clean Carpet Floor Mats

Most vehicles come with carpet car floor mats provided by the vehicle manufacturer. Granite City drivers need to use these steps to clean carpet floor mats:

  1. Remove the carpet car floor mats from your vehicle before cleaning them.
  2. Shake any debris from the floor mats.
  3. Use a hard surface to whack your carpet floor mats against to rid of dust and smaller particles.
  4. Vacuum each carpeted floor mat.
  5. Use a carpet floor mat cleaner and follow the instructions. Each cleaner varies with the application process.
  6. Use a brush to scrub the mats to remove any lingering debris.
  7. Rinse each mat with clean water.
  8. A wet vac can help clean even more dirt that is left in the carpet, as well as cut down on drying time.
  9. Let each floor mat air dry before placing them back into your vehicle.

Need Help Cleaning Your Floor Mats in Collinsville?

We hope that our tips on how to clean car floor mats are useful to you. We want our community in Fairview Heights and the surrounding areas to know what to do to properly clean car floor mats based on the type your car is provided. If you want a deep clean to your vehicle, please contact our Service Department, we are happy to clean your vehicle on your behalf. If you prefer, you can schedule an appointment online or call us to set up your appointment. We are here to help you at Auffenberg Ford North!

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