How to Clean Car Floor Mats

Mazda Interior


Your car’s floor mats handle the dirty job of protecting your vehicle interior upholstery from mud, sludge, dirt, debris, spills, and whatever else life in Jacksonville throws at them. And while your mats are made to get dirty, you’ll want to clean them every so often or as needed to maintain a nice tidy feel in your Mazda’s interior. If you’re wondering how to clean car floor mats most effectively, read on to find out.

How to Clean Rubber Floor Mats

The process for how to clean rubber floor mats differs from other types of floor mats. For cleaning rubber most effectively, gather the following supplies from your garage and/or a local saint Augustine area auto parts store:

  • Vacuum
  • Rubber floor mat cleaner solution
  • Stiff-bristle brush
  • Hose or bucket of water
  • Microfiber towel
  • Space to hang your mats to dry

With your supplies acquired, learning how to clean rubber floor mats is quite straightforward! Here’s how to clean rubber floor mats like a pro:

  • Remove your rubber floor mats from the vehicle
  • Shake out any debris, crumbs, etc.
  • Thoroughly rinse the mats with the hose or bucket of water
  • Generously scrub the rubber mats using a stiff-bristle brush and the rubber floor mat cleaner solution to remove grime and debris
  • Rinse the mats clean
  • Dry with a microfiber towel or hang-dry
  • Replace your like-new mats back in your vehicle when fully dried!

How to Clean Carpet Floor Mats

Wondering how to clean car floor mats that are carpet material? While the process is similar to rubber mats, the necessary supplies differ. Obviously, get a carpet floor mat cleaner rather than a solution made for rubber. If you can get one, a wet vacuum can also be very useful! You’ll remove the mats and shake out any debris as you would rubber mats, then:

  • Vacuum the carpet mats
  • Use the carpet floor mat cleaner according to the instructions
  • Scrub the mats to remove any stains or hard-to-remove debris
  • Rinse completely with hose or bucket of water
  • If you have access to a wet vac, utilize that at this stage
  • Hang your mats to dry and— again— replace when fully dry

Get More Car-Care Tips From Hodges Mazda

If you found this guide to cleaning your car’s floor mats helpful, be sure to browse our other tips and tricks for keeping your Mazda looking and running great throughout Orange park. For any other maintenance or service needs, our Hodges Mazda service center is always a resource to our Lakeside neighbors. Contact us today!

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