How to Clean Car Floor Mats

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It’s surprising how much of a beating car floor mats can take. After all, they keep your vehicle protected from dirt, mud, snow, and spills regularly, so it is no surprise that they require good cleaning near Merced now and then. Discover the steps to getting your floor mats clean and ready to defend your vehicle another day.

Supplies Needed

You want to make sure you have the proper supplies before getting started:

  • 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
  • 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

How to Clean Carpet Floor Mats

  • Remove the floor mats from your vehicle.
  • Vacuum the floor mats and remove all of the dirt.
  • Shake and whack the floor mats against a hard surface to rid them of dust and smaller dirt particles.
  • Use a cleaner designed for carpet floor mats and apply it to your floor mats. Make sure you follow the application directions on your particular cleaner, as they can vary.
  • Scrub the mats to remove any stains and ground-in debris.
  • Rinse thoroughly.
  • Do you have a wet vac? Try using that to vacuum the floor mats again. This will help remove any additional dirt, as well as cut the drying time of your mats.
  • Hang your mats to dry. Make sure they are completely dry before placing them back in your vehicle.

How to Clean Rubber Floor Mats

  • When it’s time to clear rubber floor mats, remove them from your vehicle to avoid damaging the interior of your vehicle with water.
  • Shake out the mats.
  • Rinse the mats with clean water.
  • Apply a cleanser designed for rubber mats and gently scrub with a stiff bristle brush to remove any extra grime and debris.
  • Rinse the mats clean.
  • Hang up to dry or dry with a microfiber towel. Make sure mats are completely dry before replacing them.

Need Additional Help Cleaning Your Floor Mats?

You know how to clean your car floor mats, but if you want to make sure you have what’s needed to finish the task correctly. The Mercedes-Benz of Modesto service center near Stockton will make sure you do. You can also get your vehicle washed and detailed at our Modesto car wash and learn how to clean leather seats, so your GLB interior looks clean and brand new. Contact us for all of the details!

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