So now that you've read our last blog on Floor Mats and Liners you know for sure you want to use some sort of OEM floor protector inside your luxury vehicle.
The next big question is: Floor Mats or Floor Liners?
And what’s the difference anyway?
Here's all the information you need to make an informed choice about car floor mats or liners:
Mats are flat on the bottom while liners are specifically molded to the contours of your luxury car's floor so that they fit perfectly. Usually, liners have edges that even run up along the walls of the foot wells or cargo space, giving your interior that extra level of protection.
According to Car & Driver magazine: With liners, you'll get a custom shape that will easily fit your vehicle. “Additionally, liners provide lips or walls around the edges that help trap debris and liquid from spills.”
According to the experts, he main difference between mats and liners comes down to two things: Price and is effectiveness. Keep in mind that mats are usually made of carpet or rubber – or a combination of the two - and are often less expensive than liners. And they offer less protection.
If you decide to go with liners you want to opt for OEM floor liners so that you get a perfect fit for your luxury car that allows it to protect the floor as well as the walls at the edges of the floor.
OEM mats trap debris and dirt and also protect from splattering when someone spills something in your car. We hope that doesn't happen but if it does, mats are one of the best ways to protect your floors and walls.
Additionally when looking at OEM liners fit to your vehicle you will want to examine the rims, ridges, thickness and the quality of the material on the underside. Going with a luxury brand OEM mat that fits your car is the best way to make sure you are getting the quality you need without having to worry too much about these details.
That's because with an OEM mat or liner created by your luxury car's trusted manufacture, the automaker does all the work to make sure all features of the mat or liner are of a quality that matches your cars. For instance, there will be a built in high edge around the rim of most of these liners that protects your car's interior from coffee or juice spills. Thickness can be important as well when you choose an OEM floor mat or liner selection.
Common sense comes into play here: The thicker the floor mat, the more liquid it is able to absorb. That might seem good but it can also make it more challenging to clean. So keep that in mind next time you are considering a thick pile shag for your ride. It might be trendy and cool in some circles but probably not a good idea in most cases.
Similarly, when considering rubber mat, like this one from Volkswagen, make sure you check out the grooves. Deeper grooves keep spills from getting to your original carpet and floors
To sum it up - as one blogger for Car ID put it: “Floor mats are more like a sectional rug while liners are intended as more of a wall-to-wall carpeting overlay. Mats are flat on the bottom, while liners are molded to the contours of a specific vehicle floor and feature edges which run up along the walls of the foot wells or cargo space - not unlike how wall-to-wall carpeting wraps up stairways and into other nooks.”
With so many options, please be sure to give us a call if we can help you find the right liner or mat for your luxury automobile.
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When you replace worn out parts on your luxury vehicle with OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts you upgrade performance and keep your luxury and exotic model driving optimally for years or even decades. By using genuine brand name parts that last longer than generic or used parts you also are helping to maintain its resale value.
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