Winter Is Coming: Is Your Vehicle Protected?

Are you prepared for winter? Winter is notorious for being rough on the interior of your vehicle. From the snow, salt, and mud that gets tracked inside to the increased risk of slips and falls, it is no surprise that people are cautious about their flooring during this season. One effective solution is rubber floor mats.

Take a closer look at what rubber floor mats are, why they are so important in winter, what the benefits they bring are, how to choose the right one for your needs, and how to care for them.

What Are Rubber Floor Mats?

These Gledring heavy-duty mats are produced out of the highest quality rubber blend, SBR/PE 60 Sha. This material is the only one that meets the requirements of the car manufacturing factories in Europe. SBR rubber is common to European production because of its lighter weight and reduced odor from the rubber content in the mats. 

Why Are Rubber Floor Mats Important in Winter?

Winter presents unique challenges to your vehicle's flooring. Snow and ice create excessive moisture, which can damage the original carpet. Additionally, as you enter and exit the vehicle, you track in road salt that can damage or stain your flooring and is expensive to repair. Rubber floor mats provide a protective layer shielding your vehicle's carpet.

What Are the Benefits of Using Rubber Floor Mats in Winter?

Rubber floor mats bring a host of benefits when used in winter:

  • Waterproofness. Rubber floor mats are waterproof and can be wiped down quickly and easily, making them especially useful during heavy snowfall, sleet, or rain.
  • Durability. Rubber floor mats are highly durable and will not tear, crack, or fade. With proper cleaning and maintenance, they can last for years.
  • Chemical resistance. Road salt can wreak havoc on most surfaces, eating away paint, carpet, and even snow-covered grass. Rubber floor mats are specially formulated to resist road salt and protect your vehicle's interior.
  • Custom measurements. Some rubber floor mats are custom-fit to conform perfectly to your car's interior and provide the ultimate level of protection.

Additionally, rubber floor mats prevent discoloration, cracking, and corroding throughout the long winter months, protecting your vehicle's interior.

How Do You Choose the Right Rubber Floor Mat for Winter?

When choosing a rubber floor mat for winter, there are several factors to consider: 

  • The make and model of your vehicle
  • The surface that needs protection
  • The amount of traffic it will receive
  • The size of the mat
  • The severity of winter weather in your area

Some of the best-rated winter rubber floor mats offer superb protection, durability, and performance.

How Do You Care for Floor Mats in Winter?

Rubber floor mats are relatively easy to maintain. There are a few key tips for winter care of your floor mats. Regular cleaning with warm water and mild soap is recommended, along with addressing any spills or stains immediately. Additionally, vacuum any road salt regularly, especially in high-traffic areas, like the driver's seat. While rubber mats are highly durable, proper care and maintenance go a long way to extending their lifespan.

Rubber floor mats are essential during winter due to the challenges of inclement weather. They provide a protective barrier that shields floors from damage. To maximize the benefits of rubber floor mats, follow proper care and maintenance guidelines and choose a mat that is suitable for your vehicle's specific needs.

If you have any questions about custom floor mats or how to choose the right ones for your vehicle, contact the team at GlenringUSA before the snow starts to fly so you can enjoy a safe and damage-free winter. We look forward to helping you!

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