“ Brand: Sainsburys / Type: Mat Set „
Car carpets are notoriously hard to clean. It is much easier to have a set of mats that you can take out and vacuum or scrub and put back in again. Rather than having to scramble in the foot well trying to clean the carpets.
I decided to buy some mats for my new car to protect the car's interior. My boyfriend also plays sports and often gets in the car with dirty trainers.
*Price and availability*
The Sainsbury's 4 Piece Carpet Car Mat Set is available from Sainsbury's online or in many of their stores. I bought my set from a shop so I actually got to see and feel the quality before making a purchase. I got my set for £6.65 which is an absolute snip.
Sainsbury's 4 Piece Carpet Car Mat Set comes with two rear passenger seat mats and two for the front. They are standard size so will fit most cars. The front carpets are shaped to fit neatly to the shape of the foot well and accommodate round the wheel arches. The front driver's mat has a rubberised square patch so that you have a little bit of grip under your feet for the pedals.
The carpets are made from polyester and are quite thin. The back is made from PVC to prevent slipping. All the mats are black so they look fine with different car interiors. To clean the mats, you can remove them and place them on a flat surface to vacuum or alternately, you can do it the old fashioned way and beat them with a stick.
For the price I am pleased with the mats. They are cheap and they are cheerful' but who pays much attention to what is on the floor or the car?
They are quite thin so I'm not so sure they will last that long but again, for the price, it means I can have a nice new set as often as I require them and don't need to worry if they get too filthy.
I was a bit worried when putting them in the car and though that they would move around. It could be very dangerous if the mat starts to move around and perhaps get stuck under the pedals. However, they are staying in place and have not slipped at all.
Review of Sainsburys 4 Piece Car Mat Set.
I recently had to send my much loved Ford KA to the great car park in the sky. A sad occasion as I'd owned the car from new, my eldest grand-daughter was very nearly born on the front seat and the car was almost a member of the family. The interior of my car was frankly, a mess. 12 1/2 years of transporting dogs and children, our wearing of muddy walking boots and my general dislike of car cleaning, had all taken their toll.
My late mother once commented rather rudely, in my opinion, that the inside of my car was like a mobile dustbin. Enough said!
When I replaced the car with a newer model, I vowed I would take better care of my vehicle.
**The Car Mats**
The interior of my current car is in very good condition for a second hand vehicle, so in order to protect the carpets and keep it this way, I decided to invest in a set of car mats. The Sainsburys 4 Piece Set was on offer in my local store, the usual selling price is £9.99, but I got mine at a third off, paying a bargain £6.66.
These car mats are not terribly exciting, no fancy treads or pile, simply a set of four fairly thin, PVC backed, polyester pile mats. They are only available in black, my car interior carpeting and upholstery is green and they do look quite smart against this.
The set comprises of two small oblong shaped mats for the rear and two shaped front foot well mats. The front mats have a raised tread area for non slip purposes, which fits neatly underneath the foot pedals, guarding against your feet slipping whilst driving. The PVC backing prevents the mats from sliding around in use and also protects your car carpet from moisture and wear.
The mats are a standard size and will fit most cars, no actually fitting is required, just pop them into place. Admittedly, the rear mats are a little large for my car, a Peugeot 206, but that is not really a bad fault, as they are easily adjusted by sliding the mat under the front seats.
My daughter was with me when I bought these mats and she also got a set for her car, a Kia Shuma saloon, a much bigger vehicle than mine, these mats have turned out to be a perfect size for her car too.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
My Sainsburys car mats have been in place since December 2011 and so far they are fine.
I am very pleased with these mats, they do not move around when driving and they protect the cars' carpet from the worst of the wear and tear of daily use.
Cleaning is easy, the mats can be hoovered or brushed. Although they are not machine washable, any stains or dirty marks can be sponged away with soapy water. In recent wet weather, my dog trod mud into one of the rear foot well mats and this unfortunately left a nasty stain on the mat. A brisk brushing when the mud had dried, followed by a sponging, left the mat looking as good as new.
I am not sure how long they may last, as they are on the thin side, however for the price paid, they are definitely fit for purpose and to be honest I would not mind if I had to replace them after a year or so, as they are very reasonable in price. There may not a choice of colour or anything remotely fancy about these mats, but even at full price, I consider them to be a good buy.
I do want to keep my new (to me!) car in a better condition than my old one and these mats are certainly helping to keep the interior a little smarter.
I would recommend these car mats to others and am awarding them a 4* rating, dropping a star simply for the thinness and slightly boring appearance!
Thank you for reading.
©brittle1906 February 2012
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