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 floormats and carpet end up being victims of this wintry mess, and oftentimes it can be a pain to clean the resulting salt stains. Thankfully, when it comes to cleaning salt-stained carpets and floormats, there’s an inexpensive and simple remedy. We’re also fans of buying all-weather floormats that are less arduous to clean, but 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)