Caring about the car’s carpet and floor mats will significantly impact the vehicle’s overall appearance. Crumbs, gravel, and garbage will quickly collect on your car’s pavement.
Cleaning car mats and carpeting, luckily, is an easy aspect of auto detailing that you can handle yourself. Cleaning your car’s floor mats, believe it or not, is a lot simpler than you would imagine.
The trick is to understand the differences in materials and obey the instructions for each mat. If you have aftermarket floor mats, it’s essential to clean them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Before you buy 2012 Toyota RAv4 floor mats, let’s go over how to clean rubber floor mats.
Rubber Car Floor Mats: How to Clean Them
The first step in washing rubber made Toyota all-weather floor mats is to collect your materials. We’ll keep it easy. Here’s what you’ll need.
- Shake the mats with your arms and paws. You might, of course, use a stick if you want.
- The best shampoo for car washing is one that is pH neutral.
- A Microfiber Wash Mitt – a large Wash Mitt with noodle ends is the best one.
- a bucket filled with soapy water, and a hose for rinsing
The steps are as follows:
Step 1: Remove from the car
It’s very typical for car owners to want to get stuff done fast and efficiently. To properly clean any floor mats, you must first remove them from the car.
Stage 2: Vacuum the Rubber Mats of loose particles
There are a few options for accomplishing this. You can brush them off with your hands, vacuum them up with a shop-vac, or even beat them with a stick.
Step 3: Lay the Mats Down on the Concrete
Place the rubber mats on a safe and stable surface, such as concrete in your driveway, when all the loose debris and dirt has been removed.
Step 4: Pre-Rinse with Water
Pre-rinse the floor mats with fresh water when you’ve found a safe spot to wash them. This would aid in removing residue that has been caked on but is loose enough to be removed by high-pressure spray.
Step 5: Use Soap and a Wash Mitt to clean
Wash the plastic floor mats with a wash mitt and a lot of suds. The noodle-like appearance of the microfiber substance makes it ideal for penetrating small creases in rubber mats.
Step 6: Rinse them thoroughly
Rinse the floor mats thoroughly with your garden hose. Since you don’t want the soap to stick on them, use a lot of water on both ends.
Step 7 – Air dry or hang to dry
Attach the air chuck to the hose and blow them off if you’re lucky enough to have an air compressor. If you don’t have a compressor, start by shaking them off and drying them with a towel. After that, hang it to dry in a clean place.
Step 8: Put back in your car when it is dry
Replace the mats to their original position until they are thoroughly dried on both sides. Before replacing the floorboards, it’s wise to sweep and disinfect the area first.