Installation Procedure for Your Vehicle's New Carpet Kit
All manner of spilled drinks, crumbs, dirt and debris get into your car. A good vacuum once in a while does a good job of making it look clean but eventually, you will need to replace the whole thing. Installing a new carpet is a tedious process, requiring the removal of your car's interior components and some extensive cleaning. Be sure to reserve an entire morning or afternoon for the job.
Required skill level: Intermediate
Needed tools and materials
Preparing the car
Remove all the seats inside the vehicle. Use the screwdriver or the socket set to remove the screws or the bolts securing them. Remove all the other things that could get in the way like the transmission shift stick, floor mats, the console, etc.
Removing the old carpet
Pull up the carpet carefully to remove it. Start from one side and work your way towards the other end. Some automobile carpets are secured by panels, clips, bolts or fasteners so use the appropriate tools to remove them. Remove the sound deadening material underneath the carpet as well.
Remove all remaining debris with the vacuum cleaner then scrape off any remaining adhesive residue using the knife, razor blade and wire brush. Wipe the floor clean with a rag and commercial cleaner. Wait a few minutes for the entire thing to dry.
Installing the new carpet
Measure and trim the carpet if necessary so that it's at the appropriate size. Cut out appropriate holes for the shift stick, seat and other interior components of the car if none are present. Lay out the carpet inside the vehicle to determine if it fits perfectly; trim it where necessary. Add the adhesives underneath the carpet to secure it. Work on the carpet carefully from one side of the vehicle to the other. Reinstall all the bolts, screws and other components securing the carpet. Reinstall the seats and other components inside the vehicle.