How To Clean Car Floor Mats

Washing a car floor mat with a hose

Protecting your vehicle from dirt, mud, snow, and spills relies on your floor mats, and they certainly absorb their share of abuse, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they need cleaning from time to time. Learn how to properly clean yours near Oklahoma City with Westpointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge in this quick guide! We’ll also help you clean your leather seats and more here at Westpointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge!

Supplies You Will Need

You’ll need a few different supplies before you start cleaning your mats at home in El Reno, depending on the type of floor mats you have:

  • 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

  1. Remove the rubber floor mats from your vehicle and set them away from your vehicle
  2. Shake out the mats.
  3. Rinse the mats with clean water using a hose or lots of water from a bucket.
  4. Apply a cleanser designed for rubber mats and gently scrub with a stiff bristle brush to remove grime and debris.
  5. Rinse the mats clean.
  6. Hang up to dry or dry with a microfiber towel. Make sure mats are completely dry before placing them back in your car.

How to Clean Carpet Floor Mats

  1. Remove the floor mats from your vehicle and set them aside.
  2. Vacuum the floor mats to remove loose dirt.
  3. Shake and whack the floor mats against a hard surface to rid them of dust and smaller dirt particles.
  4. Use a cleaner designed for carpet floor mats and apply it to your floor mats, following the application directions on your particular cleaner.
  5. Scrub the mats with your brush to remove any stains and ground in debris.
  6. Rinse thoroughly with a hose or lots of water.
  7. If you have access to a wet vac, try vacuuming your floor mats again. This will help remove any additional dirt, as well as cut the drying time of your mats.
  8. Hang your mats to dry. Make sure they are completely dry before placing back in your vehicle.

Need Additional Help Cleaning Your Floor Mats?

Get the materials you need to properly clean your floor mats at the Westpointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge service department near Mustang, and make your floor mats last longer, just like you make your tires last longer. Our experienced personnel will help you pick the right materials for the job! While you’re here, learn more about how often to rotate your tires or how to remove stickers from your car – simply contact us to learn more!


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