Geo Tracker Floor Mats
Addressing Common Geo Tracker Floor Mats Problems
Geo Tracker floor mats are the least noticed accessory of your interior, but they are one of the most important in terms of function. And now that your floor mats are showing some signs of wear and tear, it is time to give them some attention. Here's how to solve common problems associated with floor mats:
Floor mats don't stay in place
This is quite annoying, especially if you really put great attention to the order and cleanliness of your interior. But there's a simple solution to keep that stubborn floor mat from going underneath your seat: hook-and-look fastener or more commonly known as Velcro tape. Cut at least 2 inch of Velcro tape and stick the hook side to each corner of the reverse side of the floor mat. No need to stick the loop side since the Velcro hook will already "hook" to the carpet.
Floor mats smell musty or moldy
Old floor mats have a tendency to smell musty or moldy for obvious reasons. If you want to remove this smell, simply soak them in soap and water solution for at least 12 hours. Then rinse them thoroughly to remove all the soap out. Hang them dry. Do the same procedure (but only for 30 minutes to 1 hour) if you want to remove the rubber odor smell of the new floor mats. If what's smelly is your carpet and not your floor mats, soak a cloth with white vinegar, place it in a container, and place the container inside the vehicle as close to the odor as possible. Close the vehicle and leave the container with the wet cloth in the vehicle overnight. Do not place the cloth directly on the carpet. The idea is to absorb the smell and not to soak the carpet with vinegar.
Remove stubborn dirt
Floor mats get dirty rather quickly, so give them a shake regularly. Use a vacuum cleaner to suck the remaining sand, soil and other dirt trapped in the carpet. For mud, gum, and tar, use a dull knife and scrape as much stuff as you can. Mud can be cleaned with water. Gum and tar can be removed using special remover.