How to get salt stains out of a car carpet?

This winter I’ve been tracking an unusual amount of salt back into my car, and let’s just say, you can tell. How do I remove the salt stains from my carpet?

Answer
Salt can be a big help on the road, but not so much in your car! Luckily, it’s easy enough to get rid of salt stains—just follow these steps to be prepared for the winter season
  • Mix equal parts white vinegar and water
  • Spray or pour the vinegar-water solution into the salt-stained carpet
  • Soak it for 2-3 minutes, as this helps to break down the crystalized salt
  • Now, use a damp cloth to rub the affected area
  • Blot with paper towels and/or a dry towel
  • Leave to air dry
If you want to make sure your car is as protected as possible on the road this winter, you may want to review your car insurance policy, too. To do this in seconds, check out the Jerry app—we’ll get you personalized quotes from top insurers, so that all you need to do is pick the plan that works best for you. And once you pick one, we’ll even help you switch!
Best of luck, and stay safe this winter!
Will Baldwin
Answered on Nov 29, 2021
Will Baldwin is a graduate of Ryerson’s School of Journalism with three years of experience writing and freelancing for multiple publications including The Globe and Mail. With a deep interest in geography, economics, and politics, he has come to be extremely interested in the relationship of personal finances and culture with the auto industry as one of the forefronts of his interest. When not writing, he’s an avid sports fan who splits his time between watching too much basketball and having his heartbroken by the New Orleans Saints. Will is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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