6 Steps To Cleaning Your Rubber Floor Mats
No matter how careful you are to keep the inside of your car squeaky clean, dirt builds up and spills happen. If there is one part of your car that is always dirty, it would be the floor mats. The floor mats are stepped on by shoes that have dirt or are wet. Once you begin to see dirt on your floor mats, it’s time to give them a deep cleaning.
Step 1: The first step when cleaning either rubber or cloth floor mats is to remove them from your vehicle. Cleaning of the mats will always be done outside of the vehicle
Step 2: Once your mats are outside of the car, whack the mat against the ground or another hard surface. This is to knock off dirt, stones, or any other loose materials. If there is anything that sticks, you might need to scrape it off.
Step 3: Now you will rinse of your mats with a pressurized hose. This should remove the rest of the loose dirt and/or crumbs. Only rinse the dirty side of the floor mats (the side you place your feet on).
Step 4: Pick out a soap or cleaner to use during this next step. We prefer Zappy's Super-Duty All Purpose Cleaner Z-Pod. Using a rag or spray, apply the soap/cleaner to the floor mats while gently scrubbing. Most of the dirt should now come off easily.
Step 5: Use the hose again to wipe off all of the soap/cleaner and remaining remnants of any dirt. Make sure all of the soap is cleaned off before moving onto the next step.
Step 6: Make sure the mats are completely dry before putting them back into the car. Leave them on a driveway in the sun or hang them over a porch railing. The key is to make sure all of the water is dry before placing them back into the car.