Custom car mats sound like a must have fun item for anyone who wants to add their own personal flare to their vehicle. For many it can be as exciting as choosing your bumper stickers.
But are custom car mats a waste of money for some people? Depending on what you use your car for a custom car mat can be a pointless purchase even though it may seem like a fun one at first.
Are custom car mats the right choice for my vehicle?
Are you a busy driver with three kids and a hectic social life? Chances are if you have a ton of uses for your car the custom mats will be an overlooked and quickly ruined purchase. Muddy shoes and dinner on the go can quickly ruin your new car mats in a matter of weeks. So why bother adding them to your car? You can easily pick up cheap car mats from most shopping centers if you know where to look.
If you answered yes to the muddy feet and hectic lifestyle scenario then a good alternative may be to purchase a waterproof car mat. These are available in most car retailers and can be easily cleaned with a hosepipe. They are much more durable and long lasting than a fabric custom car mat as these tend to be made out of lower quality fabrics to cut to cost of making custom designs on them.
If you are a more leisurely driver and do not use your car for hours on a daily basis then adding custom car mats can’t possibly hurt, can it? True, chances are that a person who uses their car less will get maximum use out of a fun printed car mat and their friends and family on occasion can come in and appreciate the custom design work you have done on your vehicle.
However it is always worth testing how well the mats fit the car and how durable they are. Keeping your car in its original state can be very rewarding and ensure that your vehicles floors last much longer than a regular drivers car would last.
It is very important to consider how much a custom car mat will change your vehicle’s floor. If the mat scratches and scrapes as you move around inside it can eventually cause irreversible damage and ultimately lower the value of the car. This is something nobody wants. Taking good care of your vehicle is always a top priority and you will thank yourself for years to come when you take the time to really look after your car.
To conclude, custom car mats are a wonderfully fun purchase and for leisurely drivers I would say that there is probably no harm in adding a little personality to your car’s floor. However if you really rely on your vehicle to get you where you need to be on a daily basis then your top priority will always be maintaining the strength and quality that it came with on the date of purchase. Anything that can potentially harm a vehicle you rely on is probably not worth the expense.