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Q: What should I know about the positive retention floor mats?

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What should I know about the positive retention floor mats?

Your floor mats provide protection for the carpeting under your feet, and the mats used in your vehicle have a special design. They’re what are called positive retention floor mats. They use a hook system to keep them in place (the driver side). There are several things you should know about your mats and any potential replacement mats you might install:

  • Make sure the retention locks are set correctly. Otherwise, the floor mat can slide up under the pedals and compromise your safety.

  • Never install more than one floor mat in the floorboard (don’t stack one on another).

  • Never use a floor mat that’s not sized to fit your car.

  • Never let objects fall into the foot well on the driver side. They can roll under the pedals and compromise your safety.

  • When installing a floor mat, position it so that the eyelets hook first, then lay the rest of the mat on the floor.

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