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How To Clean Car Floor Mats

The floor mats in your Honda car, truck, or SUV are designed to protect the interior of the vehicle from dirt, mud, and spills. They take a lot of punishment on a daily basis, so it’s important to give them a thorough cleaning from time to time to ensure that they provide the protection you want when you’re out and about in Waterbury. Learn how to clean car floor mats the right way in this guide from the service team at Honda of Watertown.

Gather Up the Supplies and Products Needed

To start, you will need to make sure you have the following supplies and products on hand:

  • Rubber Floor Mats: Vacuum, rubber floor mat cleanser, 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

Rubber and carpet floor mat cleaners are available at most hardware or auto parts stores in the Southbury-area. You can also stop by our Parts Center in Watertown to find the right car floor mat cleaning product for your Honda model.

How to Clean Rubber Floor Mats

  1. To avoid water damage to your vehicle’s interior, make sure to remove the floor mats from the car.
  2. Shake out the mats to dislodge any debris.
  3. Rinse the mats with clean water.
  4. Apply a cleanser designed for rubber mats, and gently scrub with a stiff bristle brush to remove additional grime and debris.
  5. Rinse the mats clean.
  6. Hang them up to dry or use a microfiber towel. Make sure mats are completely dry before returning them to your vehicle.

How to Clean Carpet Floor Mats

  1. Remove the floor mats from your vehicle.
  2. Shake and whack the floor mats against a hard surface to rid them of dust and smaller dirt particles.
  3. Vacuum the mats.
  4. Apply a carpet floor mat cleaner, making sure to follow the application directions on your particular cleaner, as they can vary.
  5. Scrub the mats to remove stains and ground-in debris.
  6. Rinse thoroughly.
  7. Using a wet vac at this point will help remove any additional dirt, as well as reduce the drying time.
  8. Hang the mats to dry. Make sure they are completely dry before placing them back in your vehicle.

Get Professional Car Care Tips from Honda of Watertown

From explaining how to clean car floor mats and leather seats, to showing you how to replace your Honda key fob battery, the service experts at Honda of Watertown are here to help. Our team has the skill and expertise to handle all of your auto maintenance and repair needs. When your Honda is due for its next oil change, tire rotation, or brake replacement, schedule an appointment with us online. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our Service Center.

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