You have probably heard of WeatherTech floor mats. That doesn’t come as a surprise because these car accessories can help you trap dirt and spillages to keep the interior of your car clean as well as have an easier time cleaning.
Now, the mats are fairly easy to install, but what about the removal process? You are probably asking, how do I remove WeatherTech floor mats? Can you do it yourself, or would you need to enlist the services of a professional?
Well, you are in luck, because in this guide, we are going to explain exactly how to do it yourself. Let’s get to it, shall we?
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Here are the steps you need to follow to ensure that you remove the mats correctly and without strain.
The first thing to do is to remove the mats from the floor of your vehicle. Keep in mind that they come with hold-down points for a secure grip.
Then pull up on the mat you want to remove whether on the driver’s or passenger’s side to expose the attachment points.
Next, you want to slide one hand under the mat and hold the attachment point down and use the other hand to pull up on the mat.
You can simply yank the mats off the floor but then, that could damage your car’s floor simply because you would have to do it with a lot of force.
Now that you have the mats out, it is time to remove any loose debris from them. Loose dirt can stand in your way once you get to cleaning the mats and you don’t want that.
You can remove the loose dirt by hitting the mats on a hard surface, vacuuming the mats or loosely brushing.
After removing the surface dirt, place the mats on concrete or any non-absorbent and sturdy surface. You need the surface to be sturdy if you want to have an easier time cleaning the mats.
You also get to save time when you have a stable and sturdy surface.
After that, you need to pre-rinse the mats with water. Ideally, this should be done outside to not dirty up the inside of your house due to using water.
The next step involves applying soap to the mats. We would recommend using liquid soap as it is easier to apply.
Anyway, after applying the soap, take a soft-bristled brush or a piece of cloth and start scrubbing the surface. Do that until you are satisfied that it is clean.
Get a bucket of water and splash on some of it to the mats to remove the soapiness. Alternatively, you can have a pipe connected to a tap and use that to hose down the mats.
Once all the soap is removed, the mats are now clean and ready for drying. Now you can choose to hang them out to air dry or use a clean dry towel to dry them off. This works well especially if you are in a hurry to put them back in the car and have n time to wait for them to dry naturally.
Check to see after an hour or so if your mats are dry. If they are, pick them up and re-install them back into your car’s floor. If not, give them more time outside to air dry.
Again, you can use a dry towel to accelerate the drying process.
That is how easily you can remove and clean WeatherTech floor mats from your car. Not so hard right? With this guide at your disposal, it gets even easier. Save yourself the trouble, time, and effort by following our steps and we promise, you will look forward to the process each time.