Toyota Pickup Carpet Kit
Tips on Maintaining the Toyota Pickup Carpet Kit
The carpet of the Toyota Pickup may have looked clean and bright when you first bought it from the dealership, but after a year that same carpet will have been reduced into a mess of dirt and stains. If you have kids and pets, that carpet's pristine condition may last even less than that. But with regular maintenance you can keep the Toyota Pickup carpet kit in good condition - even when under frequent use — for several years before needing to be replaced.
When cleaning and maintaining the carpets of your pickup, here are some tips to follow:
- Use a portable vacuum.
A portable vacuum cleaner is still the best way to get rid of dirt, crumbs, and dry particles from your truck's carpet. We recommend using a brush — or a brush attachment if you have one — alongside the vacuum in order to lift up dirt that's settled at the bottom of the carpet. Pay extra attention on the corners and crevices, as these are often the areas where dirt and gunk accumulate.
- Spot-clean stains as soon as possible.
Stains such as those from food and beverages can usually be removed with cold water and glass cleaner. Glass cleaner works nearly as well as a standard carpet cleaner in lifting out stains from carpets without leaving the soapy residue found in the latter. Blot the stains with water and, once it dries, spray on glass cleaner and let it sit for five minutes before scrubbing.
- For grease spots, use paint thinner.
Grease and oil-based stains are notoriously hard to remove from carpets, but it is possible with the help of paint thinner and salt. Rub the thinner into the stain with a clean cloth, pour salt or cornmeal over it, and let it sit for an hour or two before vacuuming it up. The thinner should break down the grease, which in turn would be absorbed by the salt or cornmeal.
- Spray the carpet with protectant.
We recommend applying a layer of carpet protectant on the carpet after every cleaning session. Aside from helping repel dirt and stains, protectant also rejuvenates the fibers and helps restore the carpet's vibrant appearance. There are protectants available that are specially designed for automobile carpets, but sprays for household carpets works just as well.