A Natural Way to Remove Salt Stains from Mats
In some parts of the country like in our beautiful State of Colorado, stains from winter road salt are unavoidable. Here we show you how to get rid of those nasty stains from your car mats.
Cleaning Car Mats with Vinegar
Vinegar does not have to be just for making amazing gravies for your salads, in fact, it is a useful, natural cleaner many of us keep handy in the kitchen. If it’s not part of your current array of ingredients, vinegar is cheap and available at nearly any grocery store. Here are the other tools you need to begin:
- Scrub brush
- Spray bottle
- Microfiber towel
Step 1: Prepare the Solution
In an empty spray bottle, pour about half and half of both liquids.
Step 2: Spray Stained Areas
Liberally spray 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water onto the salt-stained region of your car’s carpet. If you have removable mats, you can take them out of your vehicle.
Step 3: Scrub the Surface
Lightly scrub the area with a brush, taking care not to rub too hard. If you push too much, the salt will bury further into the carpeting fibers, which will ruin its luxury look and make the stains harder to go away.
Step 4: Dry
With a clean and dry microfiber towel, dab over the saturated area to whisk away moisture. If it becomes too soaked, grab another one. Here is where you can use a wet & dry vacuum if you have one.
If your mats are not removable, leave your windows rolled down for the vehicle’s interior to air out.
Step 5: Removing Stubborn Stains
Repeat all the steps as necessary until the stubborn salty stain is completely gone. And do not worry about the vinegar smell because it will eventually go away.
By following the above steps, those white blemishes on your car’s interior will go away, and it will look fresh again.
You can always bring your car to Mike’s Auto Spa for a professional interior car detailing. We have the best car wash packages in Westminster, Colorado.