CARS.COM — Spring is almost here and for many car owners that means saying goodbye to snow, slush and street salt with a good spring cleaning.
All three of those elements can wind up inside your car no matter how careful you are during winter driving, and that means stains. Your car’s floor mats and carpet end up being victims of this wintery mess, and oftentimes it can be a pain to clean the resulting salt stains. Thankfully, when it comes to cleaning salt-stained carpet and floor mats there’s a remedy that’s inexpensive and easy to follow. We’re also fans of buying winter floor mats that are less arduous to clean, but inevitably those are often forgotten until the first snow of the year has already left a stain or two for you to remove.
What You Need for Cleaning
- 1 bucket or spray bottle
- 1 bottle of household distilled white vinegar
- Hot water
- Scrub brush with hard bristles
- A shop vacuum or auto vacuum (optional)