Owning a car is one of the most luxurious experiences you will experience. Aside from luxurious, this means that you can now do day to day activities conveniently. You no longer have to board a train to work or wait for the bus at the station. It is also pretty more comfortable to go to other states or towns with a car. Okay, enough rambling about the advantages of a car, but that’s not why we are here for. Of course, we are here to talk about car-related stuff, just not the entire vehicle itself.
So, wherever you go, and however you take care, your car’s exterior will be very filthy. The second dirtiest car parts would be the car floor if there weren’t floor mats. This means that floor mats can get very dirty due to various reasons. You step on and off it with your muddy shoes, so obviously it will be filthy. Hence, the floor mat needs some love and cleaning. Before you take your car to a car wash, you need to clean your floor mats first. Here are a few tips for you to keep your car floor mats clean.
Remove The Mats Inside the Car
Before you clean your car inside to outside, it would be best to remove the floor mats before washing them. Leather car floor mats or any part of the vehicle (brakes or clutch pedals) can get damaged or ruined if they come in contact with moisture on them. So you better be careful.
Use Mat Cleaner for Your Car Floor Mats
When you pay a visit to the hardware store, don’t forget to pack a car floor cleaner. The cleaners mostly come in an aerosol spray container. Okay, how would you know if your cleaner is suitable for the floor mat? If the mat is made of rubber material, either baking soda or laundry soap will do. But if your floor mat is made of carpet or leather, you need a special cleaner, for instance, car carpet/leather cleaner.
Invest in A Good Quality Scrubbing Brush
If you are a new owner of a car, know this that it’s not enough just to use a vacuum cleaner to clean your car floor mats. For a thorough cleanup process, you need a good scrubbing to do. Pick a fine bristled, soft brush, and apply some cleaning solution to ensure no pesky stains or molds. A fine bristled meeting is convenient to clean every nook and cranny of the mat.
Clean Your Carpet
After you have cleaned your custom fit car floor mats, let them dry in a clean place. Rubber mats dry up fast compared to the carpet ones. Now clean the carpet underneath the mats. You can use a vacuum cleaner or a brush to dust the carpet properly. This would ensure that no more dust or dirt build-up is present on the floor.
There it is, a list of few tips to remember before taking to your car to a car wash. Hope this helped you. Remember, do not use water on leather mats and interior car parts, or you might end up needing a repairer to fix it.