GMC Sierra 2500 HD Floor Mats
Helpful Tips in Getting Rid of Odor from Your GMC Sierra 2500 HD Floor Mats
When your GMC Sierra 2500 HD floor mats get dirty after a long haul, it won’t be long until they develop a kind of smell that’s not so pleasant. This is particularly true if you use your 2500 HD pickup for driving in harsh environments. The mud and water brought in by shoes as well as the fluids that might have spilled and find their way into the floor while you are enduring a bumpy ride are enough to make the mats filthy and stinky.
If this is one of your dilemmas, especially after off-roading or long distance drives, here are some tips on how you can get rid of that disagreeable smell from your floor mats:
- Treat the original source of the unpleasant smell.
Determine what causes the smell. If it is just the mats, take them out of your ride and start cleaning them. You can hose off surface dirt that has caked up on the mat’s surface and then eliminate stubborn dirt using carpet cleaner or laundry detergent and a brush with moderately stiff bristles. If you think the dirt has penetrated deep into the mat’s material, you can soak the mats in water and detergent cleaner to treat not just the dirt but also the smell. Carpeted mats can even be shampooed with a carpet shampoo.
- Let vacuum and baking soda do the trick.
If, after washing your GMC Sierra 2500 HD floor mats, they still develop strong odor when you put them back in, you can try to sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda or borax all over the carpeting and the mats. Allow them to stay inside your pickup for at least half an hour and vacuum up the powder.
- Use vinegar-soaked towels to absorb odors.
Another way to de-funk your ride’s interior is to soak several folded dish towel in distilled white vinegar and put the soaked towels in a container. Since your Sierra pickup is big, you may need many towels. Place the container with vinegar-soaked towel on top of each floor mat, positioning them near the area that stinks. Leave them inside the car overnight. These vinegar-soaked towels will suck up the unfavorable smell from your mats.
- Spray odor neutralizer and put a car air freshener.
After cleaning your GMC Sierra 2500 HD floor mats and getting rid of the pungent smell, you can neutralize the odor inside the vehicle by spraying the mats, carpet, and upholstery with odor neutralizer. You can also use a car air freshener.