Protect Your Interior With Mats or Liners

Protect Your Interior With Mats or Liners

No matter the season, there’s always something being tracked into your vehicle. Summer sand, fall mud, winter snow, and spring rain. Not to mention any drinks or food that is spilled by you or your passengers. If you value the overall condition and resale value of your vehicle, keeping our vehicle’s carpets in top shape is a high priority matter.

Cheap or poor fitting floor mats are a royal pain, and don’t do much to protect your carpets. Mats that don’t properly secure to your vehicle’s floor will move around while driving and could get wedged behind the pedals, posing a hazard. If you’re looking to upgrade the annoying mats in your vehicle, you are faced with a choice between mats and liners – here’s what you need to know.

Think of automotive floor mats as protective sectional rug for your vehicle, where liners are more like wall-to-wall carpeting. If you tend to spend most of your time in the city and have a good habit of wiping your shoes before stepping into your vehicle, high quality mats should do it. On the other hand, if you hit the backroads or are serious about ultimate interior protection, model-specific liners are what you need.

Read on to learn how to choose the best mats or liners for your vehicle

Think of automotive floor mats as protective sectional rug for your vehicle, where liners are more like wall-to-wall carpeting.


Edges and Grooves: Select mats that have high rims to prevent water from escaping the mat and ending up on your carpets. Look for ridges and groove patterns that are designed to move water and mud away from behind the pedals and towards the catch basin. Select for performance rather than aesthetics, and you will be happy.

Security: You want mats that won’t move around. High quality mats will have holes that lock onto your vehicle’s floor hooks or teeth that grip into the carpets. Make sure the mats you choose use at least one of these gripping techniques.

Thickness: Thin mats are generally less durable. They will crack and dry out, sometimes curling around the edges. Choosing thick mats that are made of heavy-duty materials will stand the test of time and offer better protection for your vehicle.


Liners offer the ultimate protection for your vehicle. They are custom-fit for your specific vehicle make and model, meaning that they cover the entire floor area and are perfectly contoured to fit every corner, swoop, and curve.

For an example of the best floor liners on the market, check out TuxMat. They are a Canadian company that make premium floor liners that enhance your vehicle’s appearance and feel while offering best in class protection. CJ’s is an exclusive dealer of TuxMat for Vancouver Island – get in touch with us right here.