How To Clean Car Floor Mats

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Have you ever taken your car to get detailed in Coweta County and marveled at how clean everything was? One of the reasons a freshly-detailed car looks and feels so clean is because in the course of a full interior detail, care is taken to ensure that all carpeting, upholstery, and floor mats are as clean as possible. You’ve probably wondered how often to change your oil, or maybe how often to replace your brakes. But have you ever wondered if you could imitate professional cleaning results yourself? Let us here at the Scott Evans Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service center show you how to clean your floor mats like a pro!

What You’ll Need

Before attempting to clean your own floor mats, double-check to make sure you have the following items on hand:

  • To Clean Rubber Floor Mats: Wet/dry vacuum, rubber floor mat cleanser or all-purpose cleaner, spray bottle, scrub brush, hose or bucket of water, terry cloth or cotton towels.
  • To Clean Carpet Floor Mats: Wet/dry vacuum, carpet floor mat cleaner, spray bottle, stain remover, scrub brush, hose or bucket of water, terry cloth or cotton towels.

How to Clean Carpeted Floor Mats

Professional car detailers in Douglas County use hot water extractors or steam cleaners to shampoo vehicle carpeting, upholstery, and floor mats. If you have access to a portable carpet stain remover/extractor or steam cleaner, you can use one of these. Steam cleaners offer disinfecting advantages, and don’t get interiors too wet. If, however, you’re looking to clean your mats with minimal investment, you can get by with some common supplies by doing the following:

  1. Vacuum your floor mats and shake them out to remove embedded dirt.
  2. Spray down your mats with water. You don’t need to saturate them, but if you have access to a warm, dry space and time to let them fully dry out without getting moldy, you can get them fairly wet, as water will help encapsulate dirt.
  3. Scrub your mats to agitate. Then spray them all over with floor-mat cleaner or all-purpose cleaner. Agitate again and let sit if there are stubborn stains.
  4. Rinse your mats off. Squeegee out the water with your hand, a ruler, or a squeegee.
  5. Re-fluff the carpeting pile and inspect your mats. If there are stubborn stains, use a dedicated stain remover and blot with a towel, then spot rinse.
  6. Remove excess water by towel drying. Then leave your damp mats to dry in the sun or somewhere warm and dry.

How to Clean All-Weather Rubber Floor Mats

The advantage to all-weather floor mats, or rubber floor mats, is their easy-to-clean nature. Here’s how you can clean your rubber mats in Villa Rica.

  1. Vacuum your floor mats and shake them out.
  2. Spray down your mats with water. Sometimes, for a quick cleaning of rubber mats, you can use a towel to dry-off after this step.
  3. Scrub your mats with a stiff bristle brush to agitate. Then spray them all over with floor-mat cleaner or all-purpose cleaner. Agitate again with the cleaner.
  4. Rinse your mats off.
  5. Towel-dry your mats and put them back into your car.

At Scott Evans Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, We’re Here to Help

Now that you’re feeling better-equipped to clean your vehicle’s floor mats, let us help you get your hands on all the supplies you’ll need to do the job right! Check out our service specials and parts specials to save money on your next appointment or supplies order. Want to inquire about car detailing services? Use our easy service scheduler.

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