How To Clean Car Floor Mats

Removing floor mats

As drivers, we don’t realize how much dirt and debris we bring into our vehicles until we look at our floor mats. Daily commutes from Countryside to Orland Park can wreak havoc on car floor mats. Thus, at Oak Lawn Toyota, we teach you how to clean car floor mats. Contact our service department for more Toyota service!

How to Clean Car Floor Mats: Supplies

If you are wondering how to clean rubber floor mats vs. carpet floor mats, we have you covered. Here is what you need for supplies to clean your car mats:

Rubber Floor Mats:

  • Vacuum
  • Rubber floor mat cleaner
  • A stiff bristle brush
  • A hose
  • A bucket of water
  • Microfiber towel
  • A Spot to hang your mats

Carpet Floor Mats:

  • Vacuum
  • Carpet floor mat cleaner
  • A brush
  • A hose or bucket of water
  • A wet vac (if available_
  • A place to hang your mats

How to Clean Rubber Floor Mats

Here is how to clean rubber floor mats and keep your mats clean in between your off-roading adventures, or dry from wet weather conditions:

  1. Remove rubber mats from your vehicle
  2. Shake out the rubber mats
  3. Vacuum mats to remove dirt and debris
  4. Rinse mats with clean water
  5. Apply a rubber mat cleanser 
  6. Gently scrub with a stiff brush
  7. Rinse the mats clean
  8. Hang to dry or hand dry with a microfiber towel.
  9. Make sure the rubber mats are dry before adding them back into your car

How to Clean Carpet Floor Mats

Many Evergreen Park drivers have carpet floor mats instead of rubber. Either the mats came standard, or you are driving a luxury vehicle. Here is how to clean car mats correctly:

  1. Remove the floor mats from your vehicle. 
  2. Vacuum the floor mats 
  3. Whack and shake the mats with a broom or against a hard service
  4. Use a carpet floor mat cleaner and follow directions carefully. 
  5. Scrub the mats to remove stains
  6. Rinse thoroughly
  7. Use a wet vac (if applicable) to vacuum the floor mats again to remove leftover dirt and to cut down on drying time.
  8. Hang mats to dry
  9. Do not put the mats back into your vehicle until they are completely dry

Need Help Cleaning Your Floor Mats?

If you do not have time or would rather have one of our service professionals clean your car floor mats, schedule a service appointment! We are happy to help keep your vehicle looking its best. Our Toyota service team is here if you have any questions. Take a look at our regularly updated service specials!

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