Learn how to clean car mats in 3 easy steps. This tip is very frugal and will have your car looking great. Give it a try!

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Learn how to clean car mats in 3 easy steps. This tip is very frugal and will have your car looking great. Give it a try!

How to clean car mats

This is an older post on how to clean car mats but I thought it was perfect to re-share. We have a mini van and a ton of kids. Enough said, right?

Our van gets nasty. I can yell all I want, but even the cleanest of kids can destroy a mini van.

Our joke is in order to live a happy life you must never go back into the third row… seriously just don’t go back there. πŸ˜‰

So what is a mom to do? This easy cleaning tip will have your car mats looking great with very little effort.

You are going to love this.

Once you know how to clean car floor mats, it is simple!

Learn how to clean car mats in 3 easy steps. This tip is very frugal and will have your car looking great. Give it a try!

So our car mats get really dirty with stains that we have no clue how they got there. Instead of throwing money down the drain and paying hundreds of dollars to have someone get the stains our of our car mats, I thought I would show you how to clean car mats.

This includes the nastiest car mats. πŸ˜‰ It really works!

Here is our car mat before (don’t judge me) πŸ™‚

Learn how to clean car mats in 3 easy steps. This tip is very frugal and will have your car looking great. Give it a try!

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Step 1 – Lather them up

First thing you will want to do is get the car mats wet. I used a hose.

Then I used my secret weapon for cleaning car floor mats!

Learn how to clean car mats in 3 easy steps. This tip is very frugal and will have your car looking great. Give it a try!

Fels Naptha!

Fels-Naptha bar is found in almost any store and even on Amazon. I have bought it at Crest (locally) and Walmart.

You will find it in the Laundry detergent aisle, so it isn’t hard to find. It is cheap too. The cost is only around $1 – actually we paid $.98. ;)

Take this special bar of soap and slightly rub all the stains. It only takes a minute.

Learn how to clean car mats in 3 easy steps. This tip is very frugal and will have your car looking great. Give it a try!

Step 2 – Scrub

Don’t be scared by the word scrub. We used an inexpensive handheld scrubber that I think we bought at Dollar Tree.

I prefer one with a handle because it is easier to use. Amazon has several right now that would work great.  Scrub the fels-naptha into the stains and all over the mats to get that magical soap working.

Step 3 – Rinse

Once you have removed all the stains it is time to rinse. Take the hose and soak it down to get all the soap out.

We had a squeegee laying around and use used that to get the excess water out. Then we let them air dry in the sun.

I let them dry for about 24 hours just to be sure. That was it.

Learn how to clean car mats in 3 easy steps. This tip is very frugal and will have your car looking great. Give it a try!

Now you know how to clean car floor mats!

Even really dirty ones. πŸ™‚ For just a few bucks and about 20 minutes of work our entire mini van had clean car mats. Woohoo!

The is the best way to clean car mats!

Obviously the secret weapon is the Fels-Naptha. It takes all the extra work out of it for you and eliminates most if not all the stains.

If you have wondered, how to clean car mats with bad stains this is the secret. 

This bar soap used as carpet cleaner will remove dirt and have your carpet mat looking great. This is the best stain remover for your floor mats.

You can really clean the mats thoroughly and get the side of the mat with the laundry soap.  Plus, by leaving in the sun to try, they will really dry very quickly.

If you have rubber mats, you can take them to the car wash and use the power washer.  Obviously this only works if you have rubber or plastic car mats but it works great.

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In the past, I have tried cleaning car mats with vinegar. I really prefer the method of using Fels-Naptha. It just makes it so easy to get the car carpet really clean.

Do you want to know how to clean house floor mats? If you have rugs in the house, you can also try using this method as well.

Although, you might want to test it first on a small area to make sure. Now that you know how to clean car carpet diy, I started working on other areas.

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Learn how to clean car mats in 3 easy steps. This tip is very frugal and will have your car looking great. Give it a try!

This is the best way to clean car mats!

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  1. That’s really good to know, was just looking for some info on this as I’ve some stains in mine

  2. Thank you so much for having a sight that takes you right to information you clicked on for in the first place without first having to read a novel. I haven’t tried it yet cause I have to shop for the soap first. I have tan carpet car floor mats and allowed my son to drive my car and he didn’t take care of my car and my tan car mats are now smut black