How to Install a Cargo Liner in Four Steps
Loading and unloading various kinds of stuff on your vehicle could mess up your cargo area. Securing it with a good and durable cargo liner will keep it from all kinds of dirt and substances that could damage it. Cargo liners are available for all types of vehicles-may it be a sedan, an SUV, or a van. There are custom-fit liners for the specific make, model, and year of your vehicle to ensure that it will cover the area entirely. Here's a four-step guide on how to install a cargo liner on your vehicle in 30 minutes:
Required skill level: Intermediate
Needed tools and materials:
Preparing for installation
Clean the cargo area thoroughly with mild cleanser and water and let it dry. This helps in keeping the cargo liner more durable.
Assembling the cargo liner
Before removing the affected parts of your cargo area, it is best to assemble the cargo liner first instead of doing this while you are inside the vehicle. Attach the Velcro strips and pads to their respective locations. There are usually 15 pads that you need to attach to the external area of the cargo liner and two strips on its two opposite sides facing up.
Removing the parts
Now that the cargo liner is ready to be installed, remove the tonneau cover and the headrests of your vehicle's second row seats. Fold the seats and install the cargo liner.
Installing the cargo liner
Insert the tabs to their respective places. Secure the liner's edges to the cargo area floor lid and attach the Velcro strips and pads one by one firmly into place. Make sure that they are aligned.
Tips and warnings
- Using alcohol wipes, clean the areas where the Velcro strips and pads will be attached before setting them. This is to ensure that they will strongly hold the cargo liner in place for a longer time.
- Once installed, keep the cargo liner clean and spotless by scrubbing it with mild detergent on a soft cloth. Wipe it dry afterwards.