I’ve been having a back-and-forth for about a half hour now about car and truck floor mats and custom-fit liners. I’ve worn through the driver’s side floor mat of our SUV. My heel always finds the hole, and it’s really uncomfortable, especially when grit and gravel collect there too.
So it’s time for a new floor mat. But wait… what about custom-fit liners?
Winter is a while away, and semi-annual “these parts in your model year truck might be failing prematurely” notices from Chevy are really starting to bug me. I’ve been tempted to trade in for a new vehicle, but there’s plenty of mileage left on the truck – too much for me to seriously consider a new purchase or lease. That’s a debate for another time.
For now, I need a new mat, or a new liner. I’ve went the scissor-trimming route with universal-fit mats in the past, and it’s a pain in the butt. Even when trimmed to fit, universal mats never seem to fit perfectly well.
In the front, I would definitely appreciate the fluid and debris-catching abilities of a custom-fit liner. And, assuming I keep the car another couple of years, it’ll be great for catching ice, snow, grass, sand, and all kinds of stuff that normally just rub into the OEM carpeted mat. But will a liner or all-weather mat be as comfortable when driving?
In the back, the one-piece liner might help prevent movement of cargo that I have been placing on the floor with increasing frequency. I don’t think I really need new rear passenger mats, though.
Okay, so it’s settled – I’ll get a custom liner.
Husky or Weathertech? A Husky set will set me back $170, Weathertech front liners will set me back $130. Facepalm. And do I finally want to make the jump to a custom-fit cargo liner for the back as well? Ack, decisions, decisions.
Reviews of both brands seem good too, and both brands’ products seem to be made in the USA.
If you’ve got custom-fit mats or liners in your car or truck, what do you think about them? Better than the cheap cut-to-fit mats that are available anywhere car accessories are sold?