CarTalk.com Blogs Car Info Our Show Deals Mechanics Files Vehicle Donation

Car carpet stains

Any suggestions on how to remove carpet stains in car? have old dark stains due to spillage of soda, etc.

A Bissell Green Machine works well.

There is a cleaner called “Awesome” I buy from the Dollar store that works on most stains. I do the following.

  1. Spray the area with the Awesome.

  2. Scrub the area with a wet washcloth. Usually the stain will disappear after a bit of scrubbing.

  3. Lay a clean towel over the area. Weigh it down with a telephone book or similar. The towel will draw the moisture and the stain out of the carpet.

Ed B.

Can of rug cleaner and elbow grease.

I once had a real mess, and my local carpet cleaner took care of it. Nice job and not expensive.