Between rainy spring commutes in Saint Charles and snowy Chicagoland winters in Streamwood, your floor mats go through a lot in an average year. If your set could use a little TLC, it's time to learn how to clean car floor mats like a pro. Just a few simple tools and the right technique can get your cabin back to mint condition in no time, so let's go into the steps to clean your car effectively.

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You're ready to add a quick cleaning to your maintenance schedule and you're eager to begin. But before you get to work in your Schaumburg or Bartlett garage, it's time to gather a few supplies. Take a look at your floor mats and note the type of material. Learning how to clean rubber floor mats is slightly different than learning how to clean car floor mats made of carpet, so it's worth investigating before you run out to buy supplies in Crystal Lake:

  • Rubber Floor Mats: Vacuum, rubber floor mat cleaner, stiff bristle brush, hose or bucket of water, microfiber towel
  • Carpet Floor Mats: Vacuum, carpet floor mat cleaner, brush, hose or bucket of water, wet vac if available

How to Clean Rubber Floor Mats

  • Remove mats from car and shake them out.
  • Rinse mats with clean water.
  • Use your rubber floor mat cleaner and a stiff bristle brush to scrub away dirt and debris.
  • Rinse mats clean.
  • Hang mats to air dry or use microfiber towel to dry by hand.
  • Put mats back into the cabin when fully dry.

How to Clean Carpet Floor Mats

  • Take mats out of car and vacuum.
  • Shake and strike floor mats against a hard surface to bring out any smaller dirt particles.
  • Apply carpet floor mat cleaner according to directions.
  • Scrub mats with brush to get rid of deep debris and stains.
  • Rinse mats clean.
  • Use a wet vac if available to vacuum again.
  • Hang mats to dry and put back in cabin when completely dry.

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You know how to clean rubber floor mats like the pros, but what if you need a little help? Whether you're looking for a floor mat cleaners or a full detailing from experts, Napleton's Elgin Kia is here to help. Contact us with any questions or drop by our dealership in Elgin to chat.

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