Quick Troubleshooting Guide: Problems with Porsche Cayenne Floor Mats
You've been here, and you've done this-dismissing a simple vehicle interior problem like soiled and damaged floor mats. Who would even bother to pay attention to and exert painstaking effort on floor mats when you can just remove and replace them with a new one every few months or so? Why go through the trouble of trying to fix floor mat problems when people barely even notice them? Unlike other more noticeable interior accents like seat upholstery and a polished dashboard, floor mats are usually the last thing people notice when they step in a car. And that's usually because they're either: A. extremely dirty or B. brand new. If you're driving an ordinary vehicle, having a dirty and damaged floor mat is probably acceptable. But that's not the case if you own a Porsche Cayenne. For a luxury ride like yours, everything should be in pristine and spotless condition-right down to your Porsche Cayenne floor mats. So if you're having problems with your floor mats lately, it would be best to address them right away before they mess up your car's interior. Here's a quick troubleshooting guide to help you out:
Heat from exhaust pipes and a clogged A/C system drain tube are the common culprits behind floor mat condensation problems. When trapped moisture is exposed to heat from your vehicle's exhaust pipes, it accumulates underneath the mats, causing extreme damage to the material that may require you to do extensive interior cleaning and maybe even get a replacement. Since there's really nothing much you can do to control the heat from the exhaust pipes, the next best thing you can do to prevent condensation is to clean your A/C system drain tube. Removing encrusted debris from the tube will help unclog it so that water won't flow back to your interior and ruin your prized Porsche Cayenne floor mats. For best results, give your carpet and mats at least a week to dry to completely eliminate trapped moisture.
Newly purchased floor mats usually give off a strong rubber odor similar to chemicals that can cause mild headaches, especially in enclosed areas like your vehicle's interior. To eliminate this smell, soak your floor mats in a homemade solution of vinegar, ammonia, baking soda, and warm water. If some of the ingredients are not on hand, warm soapy water mixed with white vinegar may do the trick. Placing the mats in direct sunlight for at least three hours after you've cleaned them may also help neutralize the odor.