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4 Step Guide to Cleaning your Car Mats

Spring Cleaning: A Quick and Easy Guide to Cleaning Your Car Mats

It’s that time of year again! The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and it’s finally time to start thinking about spring cleaning.

If you’re like most people, your car probably isn’t at the top of your list of things to clean. The mats in your car see a lot of wear and tear. They get stepped on, spilt on, and generally abused on a daily basis. As a result, they can start to look pretty gross after a while. But don’t worry—cleaning your car mats is easy!

Taking a little time to freshen up your car mats can make a big difference in the look of your car. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

Step One: Remove the Mats from the Car

The first step in our Guide to cleaning your car mats is to remove the mats from the car. You may want to do this one mat at a time so you can keep track of which mat goes where. Once the mats are out, give them a good shake to remove any loose dirt or debris.

Step Two: Vacuum the Mats

Next, vacuum the mats using an attachment with bristles. This will help loosen any dirt that is stuck in the mat. If you don’t have a vacuum with an attachment, you can use a hand-held vacuum or even a dustbuster. Just make sure you get all sides of the mat, including underneath.

Step Three: Spot Clean Any Stains

Once you’ve vacuumed the mats, take a look at them to see if there are any spots that need extra attention. If you see any stains, pre-treat them with a stain remover or spot cleaner such as Brisk Upholstery Shampoo or G101 Express before washing.

Step Four: Wash the Mats

Rubber Mats:

Now it’s time to wash the mats! If your mats are made of rubber or another waterproof material, you can wash them in your machine using warm water and laundry detergent. Just be sure to put them in an old pillowcase or mesh bag first to prevent them from damaging your machine.

Fabric / Carpet Mats:

If your mats are made of fabric, they should be hand-washed using warm water and mild soap. Once they’ve been washed, rinse them thoroughly and allow them to air dry completely before putting them back in your car.


There you have it! A quick and easy guide to cleaning your car mats this spring. Just four simple steps to fresh, clean mats that make the interior of your car instantly inviting. So what are you waiting for? Grab those mats and get started!