How To Clean Car Floor Mats

Clean Car Mats

Car floor mats are a great addition to any vehicle because they help protect your interior from dirt, mud, snow, and spills on a regular basis. However, they can take quite a beating, especially if you drive frequently. When your floor mats are in need of a good cleaning, the team at Stohlman Volkswagen can help. We have provided some helpful tips on how to clean floor mats effectively. Learn how to clean rubber floor mats and carpet floor mats today, and get your vehicle in pristine condition in no time!

The Required Supplies

Before you begin to clean your floor mats, gather up all of the necessary supplies:

  • 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

  • You don’t want your vehicle to sustain any water damage when you clean your floor mats, so you will want to take them out of the vehicle to complete the process.
  • Shake out the mats to get rid of any loose dirt and debris.
  • Rinse the mats with clean water.
  • Apply a cleanser designed for rubber mats and gently scrub with a stiff bristle brush. This should eliminate any contaminants that remain.
  • Rinse the mats clean.
  • Use a microfiber towel to dry the mats. If you don’t have one, you can hang them out to dry. The floor mats should be fully dry before you put them back into the vehicle.

How to Clean Carpet Floor Mats

  • Take the floor mats out of the car.
  • To get rid of any loose dirt, vacuum the floor mats before you start to clean them.
  • Shake and whack the floor mats against a hard surface to knock loose any debris that could still be stuck in the carpet fibers.
  • Use a cleaner designed for carpet floor mats and apply it to your floor mats. Before you apply the cleaner, make sure you read the directions for the product that you chose. Each brand and product has its own set of instructions.
  • Scrub the mats to get rid of stains and ground in debris. Make sure the mats are thoroughly rinsed.
  • For Fairfax drivers that have a wet/dry vac, using this to vacuum the seats again. This will help to remove any dirt that may still be left, in addition to helping the mats dry more quickly.
  • Hang your mats to dry, and let them dry thoroughly before putting them back in your car.

Keep Your Vehicle Looking Like New with Stohlman Volkswagen

Now that you know how to clean your car floor mats, you may be wondering about other ways to keep your vehicle looking like new. Fortunately, the team at Stohlman Volkswagen would be glad to assist you. Contact us with any questions as well as to learn how to change the battery in a VW key fob, and more. We would also be happy to discuss your options when it comes to accessories that can help to protect your vehicle and how to make an air freshener for your car.

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