Car Mats Options: Vinyl vs Carpet Materials
You just bought a new car! The emphasis is on “new”. It’s a luxury car. Everything about it is great! It has that new car smell, all of the shiny stuff is shiny, all of the storage compartments are clean, and even the floors are pristine. Although it is way past the first of the year, you are making a new resolution right now. This time you’re going to keep it clean! With no exception to the rule, your car will be 100% clean at all times. But how?
Sure, you are willing to frequent the car wash at least once per week. (Uh, maybe you had better make that every two weeks…) Anyway, you can wax the exterior as often, and maintain that new car smell with air fresheners, but you might have to be a bit more creative to keep that interior presentable.
How about your seats and floors? Since you’re not the only rider in the car, this is probably of primary concern. You can dash the trash from the seats, but with two kids, a spouse, and a dog (in and out of all kinds of weather) you must be at least a little concerned about maintaining the condition of your vehicle’s floors. You’ve got custom fit mats. They are aesthetic, specially designed for your car, and expensive. Without a doubt, you’ll want to keep them in that new condition. But how?
Factoring that mats are placed in your car to protect its appearance and value, would you consider substituting your beautiful automobile floor coverings with all weather floor mats? Why not? After all, if keeping your car clean is your objective, it just makes sense to protect your investment as well. Not uncommonly, mats are included with your purchase. It is also not uncommon to acquire an automobile without them. Yours however, as an accessory, came with your car and added to the attractiveness of the deal. That is all the more reason to protect its value by keeping its carpeted floors in excellent condition. At some point, should you choose to trade or sell your car, the expensive mats may be seen as value-added on your resale.
Just imagine your carpeted floors at the mercies of rain puddles and mud dragged into the car. It would be nothing for snow and sand to trail onto this surface and be imbedded beyond repair. Why not substitute your luxury mat, usually made with a carpeted fabric, with a vinyl mat that is made to protect against the elements of weather?
Even more common than the weather problem, how about the stains of the common soda, or even worse, a milkshake. Food and beverages are constant companions in a car. It’s just in the DNA of your children to waste and spill their foodstuffs. Depending on how promptly you clean it up, spoiled food odors can cause an extreme discomfort. (You can’t wait two weeks to take care of this).
In short, you’ve got a choice. You can use the mats made with carpet fabric daily or store them for special outings while using the vinyl mats. Ask yourself this question, if these rubber mats are more heavy duty and designed to take a lot of everyday punishment, then, why should I?