Product Type: Sainsbury´s car accessories
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No Magic Carpet Ride....Just a Car Mat!
Sainsburys 4 Piece Car Mat Set
Member Name: brittle1906
Sainsburys 4 Piece Car Mat Set
Advantages: Good value for money, excellent non slip front mats.
Disadvantages: No colour choice, rather boring looking
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.
İbrittle1906 February 2012
N.B. My reviews may be found on other sites under the same user name.
Summary: Car mats on the cheap!
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