How to Clean Car Floor Mats

Cleaning the floor mats in your vehicle is a simple task. A general outline of what the process entails is to always have the right tools for the job. We’re going to need a hard bristle brush to take away the debris. It’ll come up from the fabric inside of the format. After, you’re going to use a shampoo on the brush. This is a very stiff-bristled brush that once you spray the shampoo onto the format, you use this to actually scrub it to remove any stains and debris that are trapped inside of the floor mat. Of course, I’ve been speaking about our shampoo. What I’m using today is a restless shag carpet shampoo. This will allow us to spray this dispenser, and allows us to spray it onto the floor mat.

Once we sprayed it down, brushed it, brushed the detergent in, we’re going to use just a regular wet-dry vac to pick up the debris. We’re not going to use an extractor on this shampooing a demonstration because since we’re using a rinse less shampoo, we don’t need an extractor to remove any of the cleaning residues. The first thing you do when cleaning the format, it’s always important to beat it out. You see the dirt that is flying out and this allows all that trapped in the dirt to come out. You want to make sure you’re not going to beat it to the point where no more dirt comes out once you finish or you get down to a reasonable amount where you don’t see a lot of debris falling out of the mat from beating it. Then vacuum up the rest of any debris that is inside on the floor mat. A light vacuuming works best.

Check again that you don’t have really any debris falling down. Then we’re going to start our shampoo process. You want to make sure we put a nice amount of shampoo on the format and made sure that every area of it as moist, want to take our regular bristle brush and just gently work that shampoo into the format. Then we’re going to take our scrubbing brush and began to scrub.
Once you scrub the entire format, you’re going to take your wet-dry vacuum and after you vacuumed up a lot of the moisture, you’re going to follow up with a microfiber towel. Microfiber towels really absorb it. This will help remove any additional moisture that was left behind by the vacuum. This will greatly reduce the drying time.

After we’re finished while we have is a thoroughly cleaned and shampooed format. You can let this air dry outside for about an hour and then place an inside of your vehicle after it’s dry. Now it’s all cleaned and free of stains and you’re ready for a place inside your vehicle!

How to Test a Windshield Wiper Motor

To test a windshield wiper motor is an important part of the maintenance process. If your windshield wipers are acting up or not working at all, there’s a couple of things you can check. If the wiper motor is not working at all, the first thing you’ll want to do is check to make sure that you’re getting voltage at the motor. Different vehicles have different wiring schematics, so you’ll want to check to see what the wiring’s chromatic is like on your particular vehicle. In the case of this vehicle, our wiper motor is mounted right here on the firewall. It’s got a connector with multiple wires going in. If we remove that connector, the ground pin is the upper left pin and the 12 volts positive for when the wipers are on the regular position is the lower middle pin.

I’ve set my digital multimeter to voltage and I’m going to take my probes and I’m going to put the ground probe in on the ground pin and the positive probe on the positive 10. We’re getting 11.88 volts, which is pretty darn close to 12 volts. From that we know that we’re getting voltage up to the motor. There’s a good indication that this motor is likely I’m not functioning and it could be that it just needs to be lubricated. The gearbox is full of grease and the grease hardens over time. So occasionally you can remove the plate and clean out the old grease, then refill it with a good multipurpose grease or white lithium grease. It might also need to be replaced completely. If you’re not getting 12 volts at the connector then you might have a blown fuse.

You might have a problem with the switch, the wiper switch itself, or you might have an issue with the wiring between the switch and the connector. The fuse is obviously the easiest thing to check, then the switch, and then finally tracing the wiring to see if you have a short or an open wire. One last thing to consider is that some white promoters are grounded through their mounting bolts. If that’s the case, you want to make sure that you have good solid continuity between the mounting bracket of the motor and the chassis of the vehicle. If that ground connection is corroded or broken, then it will keep the motor from running. And the easiest way to test that again is like your multimeter. Simply switch it to resistance. Put one lead on the chassis and one lead on the white promoter and you should get good continuity between the two.