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How to Clean Car Floor Mats

Car floor mats are designed to protect your Honda interior from spills, dirt, and more. But every now and then, floor mats themselves need a little TLC! Learning how to clean rubber floor mats and carpet floor mats at home in Omaha is a great way to save time and money between detailing services. Read below for a thorough guide to how to clean car floor mats, from the service center at Honda of Lincoln.

Supplies: What You Need

Before we go over how to clean car floor mats, let’s look at what supplies you’ll need handy. To make sure your vehicle’s carpet isn’t damaged, you can order carpet or rubber floor mat cleaner online from our parts center.

  • For Rubber Floor Mats — Vacuum, rubber floor mat cleaner, stiff bristle brush, hose or bucket of water, microfiber towel/someplace to hang your mats.
  • For Carpet Floor Mats — Vacuum, carpet floor mat cleaner, brush, hose or bucket of water, wet vac/someplace to hang your mats.

How to Clean Rubber Floor Mats

How to clean car floor mats will differ depending on whether your Honda model has carpet or rubber mats. Here’s how to clean rubber floor mats the right way:

  • Remove rubber floor mats prior to cleaning to prevent water damage to the vehicle interior.
  • Shake out the mats to loosen debris.
  • Rinse the mats with clean water.
  • Apply rubber floor mat cleaner and scrub gently with your stiff bristle brush. This should help to eliminate any remaining grime or debris.
  • Rinse the mats clean.
  • Dry with a microfiber towel, or hang to dry. Make sure the mats are completely dry before returning them to the vehicle.

How to Clean Carpet Floor Mats

The process for carpet mats is a bit more involved than how to clean rubber floor mats, because debris tends to get ground down into the carpet fibers:

  • As with rubber mats, you’ll want to begin by removing the carpet mats from the vehicle to prevent water damage to your Honda interior.
  • Vacuum up dirt stuck in the carpet fibers.
  • Shake out the carpet mats and whack them against a hard surface to loosen smaller particles.
  • Apply carpet floor mat cleaner to your floor mats. Directions can vary between products, so follow the instructions carefully to avoid damaging the floor mats.
  • Scrub the mats with the bristled brush to eliminate stains and ground-in debris.
  • Thoroughly rinse the carpet mats with clean water.
  • If you have a wet vac on hand, vacuuming your floor mats again. This should remove any remaining dirt while helping the mats to dry quicker.
  • Hang the mats to dry. When they’re completely dry, place them back inside the vehicle.

Schedule Interior Detailing Service in Lincoln

Now that you know how to clean car floor mats, why not pick up a few more DIY care-care skills? Get in touch with the team at Honda of Lincoln for expert tips on checking car oil, and changing the cabin air filter at home in Gretna or Bellevue. Find even more helpful DIY car guides to keep your vehicle looking at its best with our breakdown on how to remove car dents from your bumper.

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