Car mat safety


The design of the car has evolved many times over its over 100-year history, including its safety systems and driving culture. Nowadays, road safety is always a priority for manufacturers, legislators and drivers. Vehicle inspections and regulatory updates ensure that everything in the road ecosystem is predictable and therefore safe. One element of vehicle safety always seems to be forgotten by everyone: driver legroom. The space in every vehicle in front of the driver's seat and housing one of the most important components for vehicle control - the pedals.

Always in the shadows and never given much attention, a neglected pedal assembly can take revenge when you least expect it. After all, they control the car's speed and braking. So what can go wrong? Toyota's famous recall from 2010 shows that quite a lot. In this case, the car's accelerator pedals were stuck in the open position, giving drivers unwanted acceleration and causing accidents. What can you do to make sure your driving is safe?

Clean car interior.

Happy car, happy life. In this case, it also means safer driving conditions. Not cleaning your car is a bad habit in itself. However, when an object such as an empty bottle gets stuck under the brake pedal while driving, our hands are tied, so in this case it is better to prevent it by simply keeping the car tidy.

High-quality Car floor mats.

One of the culprits behind Toyota's famous recall was faulty car floor mats. An NHTSA investigation into the Toyota found that defective design allowed the car's floor mat to slide forward and trap the gas pedal in the open position. The same can happen with the brake pedal. This is why making sure you have high-quality car mats is crucial. The safety of car mats depends on several factors: adaptation to the car floor, appropriate mounting system in accordance with the manufacturer's system and anti-slip properties.

Discussing the mounting systems they have car mats, you need to delve into both technical issues and related security aspects. Car mats not only serve to protect the vehicle floor from dirt, wear and moisture, but also play a key role in ensuring the safety of the driver and passengers by preventing skids that can lead to a momentary loss of vehicle control.

The design and implementation of car mat mounting systems require careful consideration of materials, compatibility with vehicle models, and the durability and reliability of the mechanism. There are several types of systems that ensure the safety of car mats:

1. Stopwatches: These are some of the most popular fastening mechanisms. Vehicle floors often have pre-installed hooks or pins, and compatible mats have reinforced holes or clips designed to snap into these points. The main advantage of clips and hooks is their simplicity and effectiveness in preventing the car mat from moving forward.

2. Velcro: Some mats have Velcro strips on the underside that adhere to the vehicle's carpet. This system allows for easy removal and re-installation, which is especially convenient when cleaning. However, the effectiveness of Velcro may decrease over time due to dirt accumulation and wear.

3. Dedicated car mats: They are designed to precisely fit the floor contours of your specific vehicle model, ensuring a snug fit that minimizes movement. While not a fastening system per se, the precise fit acts as a passive security mechanism. Custom-fit mats are often equipped with integrated stoppers that further increase stability.

4. Anti-slip base: Many car mats have a rubberized or textured backing that grips the vehicle floor to limit movement. This solution is simple, but over time it may become less effective than other systems, especially if the underlayment wears out or the vehicle floor is extremely smooth.

The primary safety issue with car mats is their potential to interfere with the operation of the pedals if they slip or wrap under the driver's feet. Such interference can lead to accidents by preventing the driver from accelerating, braking or engaging the clutch as intended.

1. Proper Fit: Making sure that rubber car mats are the correct size and shape for the vehicle, this prevents them from sliding under the pedals. For this reason, it is recommended to use mats adapted to individual vehicle models.

2. Secure mounting: A mat that is securely attached to the floor is less likely to shift or fold. The stoppers are designed to keep the mat in the intended position, even during vigorous movements.

3. Regular inspection: Vehicle owners should regularly inspect mat mounting systems for signs of wear or damage. Even the most durable systems can fail over time, and detecting potential problems early can prevent dangerous situations. This can be easily done during routine cleaning.

4. Manufacturer Compatibility: Using mats and mounting systems designed for your specific vehicle make and model ensures both proper fit and the effectiveness of the securing mechanism. Aftermarket solutions should be carefully selected to meet vehicle specifications.

5. Avoiding double stacking: Placing one set of rugs on top of another may reduce the effectiveness of the mounting system and increase the risk of slipping.

Our store offers only the highest quality products, and our offer includes: Car floor mats Frogum represents this perfectly. Made of the highest quality proprietary TPE, they guarantee grip and durability for thousands of kilometers. The design based on high-resolution 3D laser scans ensures perfect fit and compatibility with specific car models. Combined with a mounting system that is perfectly tailor-made for your car, they cover all the safety aspects described above. Car mats ProLine i No.77 they offer high edges that cover not only the floor but also the walls of the footwell, which trap all spilled liquids. The edges are designed using Max Edge technology, which prevents deformation over years of use. The entire product is easy to maintain. People with a smaller budget can check out classic rubber car mats elToro, made of the highest quality rubber mixture, which, like all other products of this company, is extremely durable and odorless. elToro thick rubber car mats are an excellent work tool. They also offer additional non-slip backing and mounting holes for mounting systems.

If you already have a TPE car mat, check out the trunk mats ProLine i DryZone. Made of the same excellent material, they provide the same - the highest protection for the car trunk.

If you want to further improve grip and refresh your car mats ProLine and/ or No.77, you can check out our new car mat regeneration fluid Fresh Mat created in cooperation with ADBL. Designed specifically for car mats and trunk mats Frogum, renews the surface and color and regenerates scratches, restoring the former shine that the rugs may have lost trunk mats made of TPE.