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How to Clean Car Floor Mats

Man Cleaning Car Floor Mat

Car floor mats handle a dirty job and as a result, they take a beating. Through all seasons and every Chicago adventure, your floor mats keep your cabin in pristine condition. They work to protect your vehicle from dirt, mud, snow, and the occasional spill and deserve some TLC every now and again. Ready to learn how to clean car floor mats like a pro? Follow our cleaning guide below and explore our other service tips to take your vehicle to the next level.

Supplies You’ll Need

If you want to know how to clean car floor mats, you have to first gather the right supplies. You can pick these items up at most stores around Arlington Heights before getting started:

  • Rubber Floor Mats: Vacuum, rubber floor mat cleaner, 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

Once you have the right supplies in hand, learning how to clean rubber floor mats in your Gurnee garage is a breeze. Follow these steps to figure out how to clean car floor mats like a gearhead:

  • Remove your rubber floor mats to avoid any water damage.
  • Shake out the mats.
  • Thoroughly rinse the mats with clean water.
  • Gently scrub the rubber mats using a stiff-bristle brush to remove 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.
Power Washing Rubber Floor Mat

How to Clean Carpet Floor Mats

If your vehicle has carpet floor mats, the cleaning process will be a bit different from learning how to clean rubber floor mats. Follow these tips for an immaculate interior:

  • Remove the floor mats from your vehicle.
  • Vacuum the floor mats to remove excess dirt.
  • Shake and strike the floor mats against a hard surface to rid them of lingering dust and smaller dirt particles.
  • Utilize a carpet floor mat cleaner and make sure to follow the application directions.
  • Scrub the mats to remove any stains or hard-to-remove debris.
  • Rinse completely.
  • If you have access to a wet vac, give the carpet another pass. This will rid the carpet of any leftover dirt and reduce the drying time.
  • Hang your mats to dry. Make sure they are completely dry before placing them back in your vehicle.

Need Help Cleaning Your Floor Mats?

Looking for some extra guidance on how to clean your car floor mats? Stop by our dealership in Highland Park and we can help make sure you are on track with your vehicle’s maintenance schedule. We can also outfit you with the best supplies to have your vehicle shining like new! Contact us with all of your car care questions or if you are curious about the services we provide for drivers near Chicago, we’d be happy to help!

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Phone: (847) 831-4100

150 Skokie Valley Road Highland Park, IL
42.1553485 -87.8048283
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Muller Honda Pre-Owned
Muller Honda Pre-Owned
150 Skokie Valley Road
Highland Park, IL, 60035 US
(847) 831-4100
Muller Honda Pre-Owned 42.1553485, -87.8048283.