How to Clean Car Floor Mats

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The floor mats in your car protect your vehicle from the dirt and mud that you track in from outside. With everyday use, it’s no wonder when they start to look worse for wear. If your floor mats look like they’re ready for a cleaning, then follow our DIY service guide below to learn how to clean car floor mats the right way. For professional service, schedule an appointment with our service center or visit us near Decatur.


Make sure you have the correct supplies for your type of floor mats before getting started.

Rubber Floor Mats:

  • Vacuum
  • Rubber floor mat cleanser
  • Stiff bristle brush
  • Hose or bucket of water
  • Microfiber towel or a place to hang your mats

Carpet Floor Mats:

  • Vacuum
  • Carpet floor mat cleaner
  • Brush
  • Hose or bucket of water
  • Wet vac if available, or a place to hang your mats

How to Clean Rubber Floor MatsHow to clean rubber floor mats? Read the instructions below:

  • First, remove the rubber floor mats from your vehicle to avoid damaging your interior.
  • Shake out the mats to remove dirt and crumbs.
  •  Rinse off the mats with water.
  • Apply a rubber mat cleaner to the mats and rub the product in with a stiff bristle brush.
  • Rinse off the mats.
  • Hang up the mats to dry or dry them with a microfiber towel. Refrain from putting them back in the car until they are completely dry.

How to Clean Carpet Floor Mats

  •  Remove the carpet floor mats from your vehicle.
  •  Once they’re removed from your vehicle, vacuum them to remove the dirt.
  •  Shake out and whack the floor mats against a hard surface to remove dust and dirt.
  •  Apply a carpet cleaner to the floor mats. Rub in the product with a brush. Note: read the instructions on the bottle as application directions vary.
  • Scrub the mats to remove stains and ground-in debris.
  • Rinse the floor mats thoroughly.
  • If you own a wet vac, vacuum your floor mats again to remove any remaining dirt and to cut down on drying time.
  • Hang up your mats to dry. Make sure that the mats are completely dry before putting them back into your vehicle.

Need Help Cleaning Your Floor Mats?

Our service team is here to help you keep your vehicle looking new with our easy at-home cleaning and service guides. We can teach you how to be more fuel-efficient to save money on gas, how to rotate tires at home, and much more! For a professional cleaning or to have routine maintenance performed, visit us neat Mattoon and Clinton. We offer rotating service specials so you can get professional service done for less at Jackson Family of Dealerships.

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