How to Measure Fitted Floor Mats in Your Car

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    Car floor mats can be ordered based on the make, model, and year of your car. The manufacturer makes them according to the factory specifications, so they will fit just like the original floor mats. Unfortunately, those types of car mats can be a bit pricey. Save yourself a little money by ordering less expensive mats to rest your feet on. Whether you’re replacing mats because of stains, odor, or just to spruce up your car, there are two easy ways to measure.

    Method 1: Measure the old mats

    Materials Needed
    • Old floor mats
    • Tape measure
    Step 1: Take the old floor mats out of the car.
    Step 2: Lay them out flat on the garage floor or driveway.
    Step 3: Use the tape measure to measure the width and length of the floor mats. Measure both front mats separately. They are usually the same, but might be slightly different.
    Both rear seat floor mat measurements should be the same. The middle seat mats should also both have the same measurements, if your car has a middle row of seats.
    Step 4: Write the measurements down on a piece of paper.
    Step 5: Measure again, just to be sure.

    Method 2: Measure the floor space in the car

    Materials Needed
    • Tape measure
    Step 1: Take the old floor mats out of the car.
    Step 2: Measure the floor space width from base of the center pillar to the base of where the floor rises to meet the door sill. If the vehicle has a flat floor, measure right up to the inner edge of the door sill.
    If you are buying a one-piece floor mat that covers the floor width from door to door, measure right up to the inner edge of the door sill on each side.
    Step 3: Measure the floor space length in front of the driver’s seat. Measure from a few inches beyond the accelerator and brake pedal to the front edge of the seat.
    Step 4: Measure the floor space length on the passenger side. Measure from a few inches up the front of the floor well to the front edge of the seat. Most car floor measurements are the same on the driver’s side and passenger’s side.
    • Warning: Do not install your new floor mats on top of your old floor mats. They are not designed to be installed that way and could bunch up under the pedals or your passenger’s feet.
    Step 5: Measure the rear seat floor length. The rear mats are often designed to simply cover the small area where a passenger’s feet will naturally rest. If you want slightly larger rear floor mats, measure from just below the back edge of the front seat to the front edge of the passenger seat.
    Step 6: Measure the rear seat floor width in the same way that you measured the front seat floor width.
    Step 7: Measure the cargo space for cargo floor mats. Measure the length from the back of the rear seat to the inner edge of the door sill. Measure the width from edge to edge.
    Trimmable floor mats are readily available and allow for perfect customization. If you do decide to buy trimmable mats, use your measurements to order the mats then trim them down only a little at a time until you get the fit just right. You can lay the old mats over the trimmable mats and trim around the edge. You can also put the mats in place in the car on the carpet and measure how much you need to trim off in order for them to fit perfectly.

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