Why Ill Never Drive Without Quality Floormats

By: Jimmy Plant


One of the least thought of car accessories out there are floor mats. They take a lot of abuse and are used day in and day out.
Nowadays, the savvy shopper still has a world of choice when it comes to picking out just the right type of floor mat for his vehicle. Major categories include:

- All Weather Floor mats
- Carpet Floor Mats
- Auto Carpets

All Weather Floor mats are great choices for drivers who need serious protection from the elements year round. For example, take the case of my buddy, a rabid outdoorsman. He regularly drives his f-150 into the mountains for various "back to nature" trips. One time, on a weekend hunting trip, he killed so many deer that they overflowed his truck bed and he had to load one carcass in the back seat. The once majestic buck was folded up and squeezed into this tight space while various fluids (including blood) flowed freely from its many bullet-wounds. Without a good set of rubber floor mats, my friend's floor carpeting could have been ruined! If the buck could have spoken, he would have raised his once noble hoof in a salute and said that my buddy was one smart fellow.
A second option for the floor mat shopper is a carpeted floor mat. This accessory has the distinction of having an elegant, carpeted look while still being functional enough to stand up to such a high traffic zone as a truck's interior. These mats are generally made of thick, coarse yarn and can be found in colors which can match the exact interior color of the truck. My friend, the rabid outdoorsman, had these in his other truck, a Chevy Silverado. When I first noticed them I commented on how they greatly enhance the look and feel of the interior. He was so pleased at the compliment that he invited me on his next hunting trip. We went up into the wilderness and spent the whole day stalking prey. My buddy was finally able to kill a bear, but it got so late we decided to drive back to civilization in the morning. My buddy wouldn't allow me to sleep on his leather seats, so I had to squeeze myself onto the floor of the truck's interior for the night. Man, were those carpeted floor mats comfortable! I was proud to have such a thoughtful friend.A third option for our floor mat shopper would be to get simple auto carpets which replace stock floor mats. These are designed for drivers who don't want a fancy or showy option, but would rather prefer a carpet which matched the one their car came with.
Floor may not be as glamorous as so called "real mods" but they serve an important purpose and should be highly valued by anyone who calls himself a truck enthusiast. The potential buyer should carefully evaluate his particular needs and acceptable price range, and then buy with confidence, knowing that he has made an important investment in the future condition of his truck's interior.

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