How To Clean Car Floor Mats

The car mat under the front passenger seat is made of gray textile material in service after a dry cleaning of the passenger compartment close-up during pre-sale preparation.

As you take on your daily Hartford travels and weekend adventures, your car floor mats take a beating. Your floor mats protect your vehicle from dirt, mud, snow, spills, and more. With all that heavy lifting, it’s not much of a shock that car floor mats need a thorough cleaning every once in a while. Get your floor mats back in fighting shape through this guide on how to clean car floor mats. Our service experts are here to teach you how to clean rubber floor mats and more like a pro!

Supplies You’ll Need

Before you learn how to clean car floor mats, you’ll want to gather the proper supplies:

  • Rubber Floor Mats: To learn how to clean rubber floor mats effectively, you’ll need a 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-dry your mats

How to Clean Rubber Floor Mats

Rubber floor mats are great for those who don’t mind driving off the beaten path. They’re also great for handling the mess that results from the tough exterior elements we deal with here in the West Hartford-area. To ensure that your floor mats remain effective at keeping your interior clean, use the following steps to regularly clean your rubber mats:

  1. Start by removing the rubber floor mats from your vehicle to avoid damaging the interior. 
  2. Shake the mats to remove debris and then vacuum up any leftovers. 
  3. Rinse the mats with clean water.
  4. Gently scrubs the mats with a cleanser designed for rubber mats. Use a stiff bristle brush to remove grime and debris. 
  5. Rinse the mats clean again. 
  6. Find a place to hang dry your mats, or use a microfiber towel to dry completely. 

How to Clean Carpet Floor Mats

Many vehicles come standard with carpet mats rather than rubber. If this applies to your Manchester ride, our team is here to help you learn how to take on a proper cleaning. Follow the steps below to successfully complete the job:

  1. Take the floor mats out of your vehicle. 
  2. Thoroughly vacuum the mats to remove any dirt. 
  3. Shake and whack the mats against a hard surface to clear out any dust or smaller particles. 
  4. Use a cleanser designed for carpet floor mats and apply it in accordance with the instructions. 
  5. Scrub the mats to remove stains and ground-in debris. 
  6. Thoroughly rinse the mats. 
  7. If you can use a wet vac, try vacuuming the floor mats again. This will aid in dirt removal and shorten the drying time. 
  8. Hang your mats to dry, allowing enough time for them to dry completely before placing them back in your vehicle. 

Need Help Cleaning Your Floor Mats?

Now that you know how to clean your car floor mats, you’re ready to take on some DIY car care. Acura of Avon is always here to support you through your projects like tire rotations, but if you prefer to let the professionals handle your car care concerns, schedule service with us today. Explore our service coupons for added savings with each visit. If you have any questions, contact our service staff today. 

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