Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What should I know about the floor mats?

asked by on

What should I know about the floor mats?

A: While they might seem pretty insignificant,...

While they might seem pretty insignificant, your floor mats are actually a serious matter. When the right floor mats are installed correctly, you should hardly notice them, but the wrong mats, or even the right mats not installed correctly, can become a significant safety hazard. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Never install a generic floor mat not designed specifically for your car.

  • Always make sure that the driver mat is installed over the posts in the floor. This prevents the floor mat from sliding up into the pedals.

  • Always double check that your driver front floor mat is secured on the retaining posts before driving.

  • Never stack one floor mat on top of another one.

  • If you’re installing a new floor mat, make sure that the eye fits over the securing post, and then lay the other part of the mat down.

Tip

Always double check all floor mats before driving. A loose floor mat can cause serious safety concerns.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Cd player on ford says driver malfunction. What can I do?

Typically, when a factory radio unit fails or a component inside fails the radio should be replaced with a new or refurbished unit. You can contact your local dealer to find a factory replacement or consult an aftermarket vendors for...

Q: Car smells heavily of cigarette smoke

Hi, this comes up often. A good way to get rid of the smell is to place 2 white vinegar soaked towels in separate bowls. One should be placed by the ashtray and one in the back seat. If your...

Q: A rotational sound i cant figure out

Hello. This can be caused by a few things. I usually check the tires first as any uneven tread can cause a noise like this. If any of the tires are questionable I rotate the tires to see if the...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...