DIY Task: Trunk Mat Installation
Groceries, cargo, tools, sports equipment-what else do you put inside your trunk? Basically, you can stash just about anything you need inside the trunk and you're good to go. But hold your horses because the story doesn't end there. See those stains, scuff marks, and cuts on the trunk mat? You've probably stored soiled rubber shoes or greasy repair tools in the trunk, and the items left a permanent stain on the mat. If your trunk mat is beyond saving, you need to replace it with a new one to fully protect your trunk floor against damaging elements and to restore the look of your trunk. We've listed the things you need and the steps to follow in replacing a damaged trunk mat.
Difficulty level: Easy
Tools that you'll need:
- Tape measure
- Utility knife or scissors
Step 1: Measure the dimensions of your vehicle's trunk first before installing the new trunk mat. Use a measuring tape to get the correct length and width of the trunk. The trunk mat should fit snugly on the trunk floor to ensure all areas are covered properly.
Step 2: Remove the damaged mat from your trunk. You may either recycle or discard the old mat. If some parts of the mat can still be saved, store it in your garage. You may use it later on for other DIY auto repair jobs.
Step 3: If the new mat is too big for your trunk, cut the edges using a pair of scissors or utility knife. Cut according to the measurements you took earlier. You may also use the old mat as a template when cutting the new mat.
Step 4: Position the new mat inside the trunk and smooth out the edges to set it properly. Adjust and trim accordingly to get the perfect fit.