Tips for Removing Salt Stains from Your Vehicle's Carpet and Mats

February 06 2018, Mike Lavigne

Tips for Removing Salt Stains from Your Vehicle's Carpet and Mats

Supplies to Have on Hand:

1. Vacuum - preferably a wet/dry shop vac.
2. Spray bottle filled with a mixture of half white vinegar, half water.
3. Scouring brush (an old toothbrush will do).

Procedure:

1. Thoroughly vacuum your vehicle’s carpet and mats. Remove mats to clean them.
2. Lightly spray the vinegar/water mixture on the salt stains.
3. Let soak in for 2 or 3 minutes. The vinegar will break down the salt.
4. Scrub lightly with a stiff brush. Do not be too rough and push salt further into the carpet.
5. Use wet vac to vacuum the area and remove the excess moisture. If you do not have a wet vac, use a clean dry cloth to absorb moisture. It is important to get the moisture out to prevent mildew.
6. Repeat this process as necessary to remove the stains.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Consider using Monster Mats to reduce salt damage. Monster Mats not only protect your carpet but are specifically designed to fit your VW.

Contact Us

Other Articles That May Interest You

2018 Volksfest +

September 06 2018,

2018 Volksfest

It's that time of year again! The lot is full and we've tweaked our scheduals for Volksfest! It's a once a year sale that's a must for anyone who is looking to purchase a new VW or and upgrade. Take advantage of 0% Financing for up to 72 months on most models, or purchase a 2018 Passat and walk away with $4,000.00 in Dealer Cash. Hurry in or give us a call because offers like this are only... Read more
2018 VW Atlas makes room for you +

July 17 2018, VW Pulse

2018 VW Atlas makes room for you

There are a whole lot of things we depend on our cars for. To get us around town, and sometimes out of town. We haul friends, family and quite often, lots and lots of stuff. Maybe you’re a frequent road tripper. Or perhaps an avid home renovator. It’s the multitude of ways in which we use our cars and all the things we need to put in them that can at times, make them feel like they’re not quite... Read more