Chevrolet S10 Carpet Kit
Four Essential Tips on Chevrolet S10 Carpet Kit Maintenance
Just like the carpet in your house, the carpet of your Chevrolet S10 needs to be cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. The carpet is exposed daily to foot traffic, dust, dirt, stains, extreme heat and cold, and other damaging elements, and if left on its own, it will quickly fade, fray, and generally look ugly. If you want the carpet in your Chevrolet S10 to last long and save yourself from buying a replacement Chevrolet S10 carpet kit prematurely, here are some key maintenance tips to follow:
- Vacuum the carpet on a regular basis.
Ideally, the carpet should be vacuumed at least once every week, even if it doesn't appear to be all that dirty. Vacuuming not only removed any dust and debris but helps keep the carpet's fibers upright and keeping them from gaining a limp appearance.
- Spot-clean stains as early as possible.
Whether it is orange juice or drop of engine oil, be sure to clean up any spots on the carpet while they're fresh. You'll have a harder time cleaning these stains out once they've dried. For coffee, juice, and similar stains, dabbing the area with a damp rag should clear up the spot. But for oil-based stains like grease or lubricants, you will need to rub the area with paint thinner followed by a layer of salt. The thinner should dilute the stain, which will then be absorbed by the salt for easier vacuuming later on.
- Remove pet hair with sponge and a clear roll of tape.
Anyone who owns a dog or cat knows how hard it is to remove fur from the carpet even with a vacuum. However, you can make the job easier by wiping the carpet with a damp kitchen sponge. The fur will stick to the wet surface of the sponge like pins to a magnet. For stubborn strands, cut a piece of clear tape and lay down the adhesive side onto the affected area to pull off any remaining fur.
- Use borax to remove bad odors.
For carpets that have musty smell, sprinkle a layer of borax on the carpet and let it sit for an hour with the doors open. The borax should absorb the smell and disinfect the carpet of molds, bacteria, and even small insects.