How to Clean Floor Mats

No matter how careful you are to keep your car interior spick and span, unexpected spills and muddy passengers’ shoes are a certainty. Cleaning up your car interior is quick and easy if you know how to clean car floor mats properly. Read on to find out what supplies you need, and for step-by-step instructions on how to clean rubber floor mats and carpet floor mats. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any other questions about DIY maintenance and cleaning car seats at home in Conway!

How to Clean Rubber Floor Mats vs. Carpet Floor Mats

Regular cleaning of your car interior is a great way to preserve resale value in the long run, because stains, spills, and dirt are easier to get out if you don’t wait. If you’re learning how to clean car floor mats for the first time, Finding out which cleaning solutions are safe for the materials, and how to clean car seats, inside your car is important. Check your owner’s manual or call the Beach Automotive Group service center for more info! Below, we’ll compare cleaning princesses for rubber vs. carpet car floor mats:

How to Clean Rubber Floor Mats

  • Vacuum
  • Stiff bristle brush
  • Hose or bucket of water
  • Rubber floor mat cleaning solution
  • Microfiber towel (or a place to hang your mats to dry)

How to Clean Carpet Floor Mats

  • Brush
  • Vacuum
  • Hose or bucket of water
  • Carpet floor mat cleaning solution
  • Wet vac (or a place to hang your mats to dry)

How to Clean Car Floor Mats Step-by-Step

How to clean car floor mats will vary depending on the mat material. We’ll look at the process for both rubber and carpet car mats:

How to Clean Rubber Car Floor Mats Step-by-Step

  1. Remove the mats from your vehicle for cleaning to protect the rest of your car interior from water.
  2. Shake out mats, or knock them against a railing to dislodge debris.
  3. Spray mats with a hose, or drench in a bucket of clean water.
  4. Using a bristle brush, scrub car mats with a rubber car mat cleaning solution. A cleaning solution that’s specifically formulated for rubber car mat will do the eBay job of removing grime and residue. Keep in mind that you can order interior cleaning products from the Beach Automotive Group parts department!
  5. Rinse mats with a hose or bucket of fresh water.
  6. Dry with a microfiber towel or allow them to air-dry.
  7. Return the mats to your car only when completely dry.

How to Clean Carpet Floor Mats

  1. Remove the carpet floor mats from your car.
  2. Vacuum the floor mats to remove loose dirt and debris.
  3. Shake out or beat car mats against a railing to knock out dust and smaller particles.
  4. Apply specially-formulated car carpet mat cleaner with a brush.
  5. Scrub carpet car mats to remove stains and ground-in debris.
  6. Rinse thoroughly.
  7. For quick drying, use a wet vac. Alternatively, hanging car carpet mats to dry will work just as well.
  8. Return the mats to your car only when they have dried completely. This will prevent damage from mildew, mold, and water.

Rely On Beach Automotive Group for Expert Car Care Tips

Our knowledgeable team is happy to help with your car-care questions and concerns at Beach Automotive Group. Keep your car in good shape with more how-to guides like how to program a Ford key fobhow to clean your windshields inside, and how to install a car battery. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, we offer delivery to your home in the Murrells Inlet and Florence areas. Give us a call today to learn more!

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