If you do not choose the Best Car Floor Mat that is quality and suitable, it means you are losing safety for yourself and your family when moving your car on the road. Here are some notes about car floor mats to help you choose the right one for your use.
1. Dust Retention & Dust Hiding.
Dust retention is a basic feature that all floor mats on the market must-have. However, due to the structure of each material, the dust retention of each type of floor mat is different.
For floor mats with flat surfaces, for example, Rubber Mats keep dust on the surface. When the air conditioner is turned on in the foot wind mode, this dust is very easy to fly in the car. Summer is the time when car air conditioners are used a lot in foot wind mode. This is also the time when high fine dust easily floats in the car when the air conditioner is turned on in foot wind mode. This greatly affects the health of the driver.
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Felt car floor mats are both capable of keeping dust on the surface and have felt fibers to keep dust from flying up when the air conditioner is turned on in foot wind mode. If the weather is dry like summer, felt mats are a great choice with superior dust-holding capacity. However, if the weather is wet, the felt structure outside holds dirt, it also retains water. This is the main cause of bad odors in the car. Therefore, carpets made of felt material are not widely used today.
The ability to hide dust is an ability that very few mats on the market can do. Mats with flat surfaces are often difficult to hide dust, especially rubber mats, or even weathertech carpets. In addition to the time of being cleaned, these carpets always have a dirty surface, which looks very unsightly.
According to the US Department of Transportation, nearly 6 million cars get stuck on the accelerator every year owing to issues with floor mats, and 2.5 million cars have problems with the accelerator pedal. According to 2011 statistics, over 40 individuals have died in road accidents in Japan as a result of the malfunctioning gas pedal filter.
Therefore, the safety feature of car mats is the most important thing to pay attention to when choosing a mat to suit the user.
The design of the car's accelerator pedal has two layouts: the accelerator pedal is suspended and the accelerator pedal is arranged under the floor of the vehicle.
Suspension pedals are often used for manual transmission vehicles, so the distance from the accelerator to the ground is usually 2 to 3 inches. That is a safe distance and completely avoids jamming the accelerator and brake pedals for cars.
The accelerator pedal placed on the floor is often used for automatic transmission cars. Because of this, the travel of the accelerator pedal is completely under the floor of the car. If the floor mat is placed on the floor mat's travel, it will affect the travel of the floor mat and may cause the accelerator pedal to jam. Especially at the time of stepping on the accelerator pedal hard, if there is an obstacle, it is very easy to get stuck on the accelerator.
In addition to the position of the accelerator pedal, which needs to be noted with the design of the mat, the problem of the mat slipping is also an important issue to pay attention to.
As mentioned above, there have been many accidents due to jamming the accelerator and brake pedals. This problem is not only due to faulty design in the position of the brake pedal with the mat, but also because the mat is displaced during use.
All mats when new to the car are beautiful and fit perfectly. However, after a long time of using the mat, it tends to be displaced due to the process of getting on and off the car, as well as the process of manipulating the foot to control the car. Because of this, choosing a non-slip mat is not only a safety factor but also a non-slip requirement.
What factors help anti-slip mats?
What are anti-slip spikes?
Anti-slip spikes are layers of spikes on the bottom of the mat that keep the mat fixed to the floor. Currently, on the market, there are many car drivers who are interested in the anti-slip part of the mat. For specialized mats or high-grade floor mats for cars, anti-slip spikes are one of the mandatory parts for the product's design.
However, in order to lower the price of the product, many manufacturers of cheap rubber car mats have forgotten the design of anti-slip spikes for the mat.
If the design of the car floor mat does not have anti-slip spikes, it must be replaced with a fixed pin. The fixing pin will allow the mat to be firmly attached to the floor of the vehicle, completely eliminating the possibility of the mat shifting or slipping. However, the installation of fixed latches is not easy if the manufacturer does not design the fastening part.
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3. Easy to Clean
The ability of car mats to be easy or difficult to clean is one of the top concerns for users. Due to the fact that the environment is still dusty, regular cleaning of the mat is a must. Because of this, the ability to easily clean is often focused on by customers.
What types of car mats are easy to clean today?
Rubber mats with flat surfaces are very easy to clean, American weathertech mats - the WeatherTech Universal Trim. These are very easy to clean mats, in addition, the cleaning and drying time is also very fast.
However, it seems that every product has two sides to it. If the mat is easy to clean, the air-conditioning wind will often blow dust from the floor of the car, making the environment in the car dirtier than ever, so users need to carefully consider the purpose of use when choosing a mat.
The coverage of the mat with the floor of the car is also a very important factor to note. When receiving a new car, customers usually receive felt mats. The felt mat has a low coverage compared to the car floor about 80% of the driver's seat, 90% of the co-driver's seat like the FH Group F11311GRAYBLACK. That coverage is still very low in the rear seats with about 70%. felt mat is the standard of car manufacturers when equipping mats for cars. This equipment seems to be suitable for Europe or countries with a clean environment.
In addition to using the right mat, it must be designed to be beautiful and fashionable. Thanks to the mat set, it is possible to change the monotonous interior of the car into an interesting one.
If before the mat color only stopped at black, gray, beige yellow, now there are mats that provide more than 11 colors such as black, black-gray, beige-brown, beige yellow, red, red striped, black gray stripes, red-black stripes, etc.
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Choose the durability of the mat so that it is worth the money spent. Many types of mats are very cheap, but after only one season they cannot be used anymore. Cheap rubber car floor mats are often aging and brittle, mats are worn and torn. Therefore, if you divide the amount of money and time to use it, it becomes expensive.
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