The Proper Way of Cleaning Dodge B350 Floor Mats
Your Dodge B350 floor mats are great for trapping in dirt and in keeping your van clean. They also keep the vehicle's floor stain free. However, these mats need regular cleaning in order for them to be efficient in keeping your automobile tidy. Whether you own a rubber, carpet, or plastic floor mat, you need to make sure that you do the following maintenance procedures to keep your car mat in great condition:
- Vacuum all surface dirt.
Leaves, tiny pebbles, and caked-on mud look revolting once they've accumulated on your vehicle's floor. If you don't have time for a thorough cleaning of the mats, you can simply vacuum bigger debris and leave the deep cleaning for later. Vacuuming works on all floor mat types and is the quickest way to get rid of any dirt inside your van.
- Treat stains with a carpet stain remover.
Carpet-type floor mats are susceptible to stains. Whether the tarnish is from food or from chemicals, you need to remove it right away to prevent permanent staining. A regular carpet stain remover works well in taking out the discoloration on your floor mats. Simply spray or dab it on the stained spot and scrub off gently using a soft-bristled brush.
- Wash the mats with mild soap and water.
If you cannot remove floor mat dirt by vacuuming, you need to wash the mat with soapy water. The soap solution should melt away all stubborn dirt from the floor mat. Rubber or plastic mats are easier to clean, but sometimes they require a little bit of scrubbing as clumps of dirt can lodge in the grooves or holes in the mat. Carpet mats are more difficult to clean and maintain, since they trap dirt more easily than other mats do. If dirt is heavily caked-on, you need to gently scrub the affected areas to get the buildup out of the fibers.
- Air-dry the mats.
You don't pop in floor mats in the washing machine for cleaning, and you don't need to tumble-dry them either. Doing so would weaken the materials of your floor mats. Hang the mat outdoors to dry. If you have a rubber or plastic floor mat, use a clean rag to wipe off the excess water.