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Tips For Mats Car Care

Introduction

There are a lot of important things that you need to know if youre a new car owner. Aside from making sure that you do a routine check for your car maintenance, you should also have to make sure that you do a routine cleaning for your car. You should make sure to take care of the interior of your car especially those accessories and parts that protect it. Examples of these are your car mats. You should see your car mats as important as other parts of the vehicle and you should know how to take care of them.

Step 1

Don't use your car mats as floor mat. Yes, you might have defined a floor mat as something that is used to wipe off dirt from shoes before entering a house or any establishment but its not at all the same for car mats. Car mats are not for wiping off the dirt on your shoes. Its for protection from the bottom or floor of your car because it would be harder for you to clean it if you don't have car mats. If you use your car mats like your floor mats, constant rubbing of your shoes would always make it dirty and even hard to clean.

Step 2

Don't use bleach for cleaning car mats. Bleach is a very strong chemical to use for cleaning. This is why it is not advisable to use bleach for cleaning car mats. It may be a very effective stain remover but there are a lot of stain removers that are not as equally strong. Also, bleach can cause your mats to be discolored, making your mats look ugly and old.

Step 3

Refrain from always washing your car mats. There are a number of types of car mats, some are plastic, some are rubber, and some are carpet car mats. There's no problem with plastic or rubber car mats because these wont easily wear out unlike the carpet ones. So if you have carpet car mats, its best to clean them by using a vacuum and not by always washing them because washing would cause your mat to wear out.

Step 4

Don't let mud to dry up for weeks. When mud dries up on your car mats, it would be hard for you take them off. The stain from the mud would also be hard to remove especially when you left the mud to dry up for weeks. So you would have to do some extreme cleaning for this and apply some tough methods to take off the mud. This would cause your car mats to wear out. If you want to take good care of your mats, make sure to clean off the mud right away.

Step 5

Routinely clean your car mats. Routine cleaning doesn't necessarily mean that you clean your car mats every day. In fact, its not always good to clean them every day because too much cleaning can cause your car mats to wear out. Just decide on a schedule when to clean your car mats, whether you clean them every week or every other week.

By Ignat Victor, published at 03/13/2012
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