Keep Your Car Cleaner and Easier to Clean When You Install Car Mats!
It’s so tough to keep a car clean. Everyone cherishes that first new car smell, straight from the lot. Unfortunately between the hassles of everyday life, kids and sticky treats, sports gear, mud, snow, rain, and the general pollutants all around us, that new car smell rarely lasts too long. You may even look at your formerly pristine car with a look of dismay — your floors are close to being ruined and it’s so much work to vacuum up the dirt and crumbs that accumulate! Luckily for you, there’s an easy fix to keep your car just a little bit cleaner every day. It can help protect the interior of your vehicle from the routine wear and tear, giving it a better resale value, and allowing it to work longer for you. The answer? Auto mats! You can get a vinyl trunk mat, a rubber floor mat, custom cut carpet, and far more for your car! A custom carpet manufacturer can help you find the perfect option for your vehicle.
My Car Isn’t That Dirty, Is It?
Researchers have found that the environment inside your daily ride to work or school could be two to ten times more polluted than the breezes that go over the freeway! Yuck! GAP Enviromicrobial Services have found that the car is consistently dirtier than one’s house, with 17,000 more bacteria found in the car. The Dohring Company conducted a survey that showed that 95% of their respondents were worried about air pollutants inside their car. Charles P. Gerba, a well-known microbiologists conducted a study that showed that greater numbers of bacteria were found in cars with children and where food or beverages had been spilled (also higher in cars with children). Given that 70% of drivers eat or drink in the cars, that’s a lot of growing potential for bacteria! And lastly, Aston University in Birmingham proved that the trunk (usually a holding spot for groceries) had around 850 types of bacteria in it.
Given that we spend an average of almost 90 minutes per day in our vehicles, these findings are certainly concerning. Many adults and children have a long commute to work or school (and these findings are just for private vehicles, not accounting for public transportation, like busses or subways).
How Appalling! What Can I Do to Improve Cleanliness In My Car?
One easy way, according to a custom carpet manufacturer, is to install mats. The custom carpet manufacturer can provide a variety of coverage that’s easy to remove from your vehicle, shake or wipe down, and replace back in your car. If you opt for a rubber floor mat from the custom carpet manufacturer, you can help reduce the amount of water and dirt that gets in your car. Crumbs and other debris will be caught in the mat, which is considerably easier to clean than the car. If you’ve had carpeting in your car for over ten years, it’s maybe time to start thinking about a replacement carpet, which is usually not an expensive venture, but can make a huge difference.
In addition to protecting your car, custom carpets in your vehicle can make it look nicer, add some fun and creativity to the car, and improve resale value. Car carpet can even be customized to fit your car’s make, model, and year, going all the way back to the mid-1940s!
Where Should I Install Mats?
It’s definitely a great idea to put rubber mats where anyone’s shoes might go — those can soak up dirt, rain, snow, and more, and will dry quicker than cloth mats (and eliminate any unsightly stains). Putting a vinyl or other hardy mat in the trunk of your car can also help protect the back of the car from bulky or unwieldy items, and as mentioned before, is easy to take out and wash.
Installing mats is one quick and easy way to keep your car cleaner and cut down on the amount of bacteria you and your family are exposed to every day. It’s not an expensive solution and one that every family should consider!