How to Clean Floor Mats

Cleaning Car Mats

Car floor mats take a rough beating as you travel throughout Dayton and Springfield. Whether it’s mud, dirt, snow, or spills, your car floor mats require a thorough cleaning in order to stay their best. Get your floor mats looking like new again in this quick but thorough guide on how to clean floor mats from the experts at New Carlisle Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, then contact us for additional guidance on cleaning floor mats and car maintenance!

What You’ll Need:

Before getting started, you’ll want to ensure that you have the proper supplies to clean your mats:

  • Carpet Floor Mats: Carpet floor mat cleaner, brush, vacuum, hose or bucket of water, wet vac if available, or a place to hang your mats
  • Rubber Floor Mats: Rubber floor mat cleanser, stiff bristle brush, vacuum, hose or bucket of water, microfiber towel or a place to hang your mats

How to Clean Carpet Floor Mats

If you’re traveling in a luxury vehicle around Huber Heights or use your vehicle’s factory-provided floor mats, they’re likely carpet rather than rubber. The method for how to clean car floor mats made of carpet are distinct from those made of rubber. Below is a detailed guide for cleaning your vehicle’s carpet floor mats:

  1. Remove your vehicle’s floor mats.
  2. Vacuum your vehicle’s floor mats to remove dirt.
  3. Shake and beat these floor mats against a firm surface to remove dust and small dirt particles.
  4. Use a cleaner specially designed for carpet floor mats and use it on your floor mats. It’s essential that you follow the cleaner application directions for your particular cleaner, as they can change.
  5. Scrub the vehicle mats to remove any debris and stains.
  6. Rinse completely.
  7. If you can access a wet vac, try vacuuming your vehicle floor mats again. This will remove additional dirt and reduce your mats’ drying time.
  8. Hang your car mats out to dry. Ensure that they’re completely dry before putting them back in your car.

How to Clean Rubber Floor Mats

Rubber floor mats are ideal for off-roaders and Huber Heights-area drivers who live near areas that receive lots of snow and rain. Ensure that they continue to be effective by maintaining a clean interior and regularly washing your car floor mats using these steps:

  1. If you’re wondering how to clean rubber floor mats, begin by removing your vehicle mats to avoid car interior damage with water.
  2. Shake your car mats and vacuum leftover debris.
  3. Rinse your vehicle mats with clean water.
  4. Use a cleanser specifically designed for rubber car mats and use a stiff bristle brush to gently remove extra debris and grime.
  5. Rinse your car mats clean.
  6. Hang your car mats up to dry or use a microfiber towel for drying. Ensure that your mats are completely dry before replacing them.

Need Help Cleaning Your Car Floor Mats?

Now that you understand how to thoroughly clean your car floor mats at home, you’ll want to make sure that you have top-quality materials. Visit New Carlisle Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram today and we’ll ensure that you get the best materials to leave your car mats spotless. Our service center experts are also here for any and every additional maintenance task you may have. Schedule an appointment online today to begin. We look forward to cleaning your car floor mats here at New Carlisle Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram!

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