Floor Mat Alerts Prompt GGBailey to Release 3 Tips for Car Mat Safety

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Car Mat fit, backing and retention system is vital to safe driving. The fit, backing and retention system to keep floor mats in place are the most important factors. GGBailey.com gives 3 tips for ensuring safe floor mats that don’t move.

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A custom fit of floor mats will prevent movement which is critical on the driver’s side of a car. If a mat moves, it can interfere with the operation of the vehicle’s brake and accelerator pedal.

Car floor mats have been in the news recently as a potential driving hazard. In working directly with car manufacturers, GGBailey (http://www.GGBailey.com ) recognizes the need for safe Luxury Car Mats for all drivers. Here are tips for car owners.

3 Tips for Ensuring Safe Floor Mat Placement

There are 3 main features of car floor mats that determine the degree of safety achieved: fit, backing and the retention system. These three features are critical to the safe functioning of the driver’s side auto floor mat. They are also used for the passenger and rear mats to achieve equal appearance and performance.

1. Prevent Floor Mats from interfering with the Accelerator or Brake pedal.
A custom fit of floor mats will prevent movement which is critical on the driver’s side of a car. If a mat moves, it can interfere with the operation of the vehicle’s brake and accelerator pedal.

If a car mat is not positioned correctly it can create a interference between the brake and/or accelerator. When a driver steps on the brake they actually push on the accelerator. Universal and semicustom fit mats have a tendency to move which can create a dangerous situation.

Install custom fit floor mats to reduce floor mat movement.
A custom fit is also a passive installation. It is predesigned during manufacturing to precisely fit the space of a particular vehicle. This means less movement and ensures a higher degree of safety.

2. Prevent shifting of a floor mat with backing that suits your car’s interior.
Each car has its own interior carpet style. Some examples include tufted, nonwoven or needle punch carpets. There are also different pile heights, weights and densities. There are many backings on auto mats as well. This presents a challenge in selling to the aftermarket which includes every type of vehicle and different carpets.

GGBailey.com is the first OEM qualified manufacturer to offer an engineered backing, used by the OEM market, directly to the consumer for any vehicle. Our Mat-Loc® backing has been used for 30 years on floor mats in the best engineered vehicles in the industry.

3. Pick a Retention System That Will Hold Mats in Place.
Even with a custom fit mat with an engineered backing it is critical to use a good retention system. A properly installed retention systems prevent mats from shifting while driving.

Racemark International, parent company of GGBailey.com, patented a retention system in 1986 before any were built into the floor of a vehicle. Our Mat-Loc Cclips can be used in most vehicles to help prevent movement. If there is a permanent OEM post in the floor, our mats have grommet holes to go over the post.

To achieve the maximum safety always choose a custom fit mat with an engineered backing and a state of the art retention system. GGBailey.com and Racemark International have proactively created these safe features for our mats for over 30 years.

About GGBailey.com
GGBailey.com is part of the Racemark group of companies and is the consumer division. Racemark invented the first carpet car mat in 1974 and has been supplying the premier automotive brands with custom car floor mats globally for more the 40 years. GGBailey.com is the only OEM qualified manufacturer selling directly to the consumer the same high quality car mats and car accessories sold to car manufacturers.

GGBailey.com was the first to offer a custom design feature for car floor mats and they are shipped in two business days. Design a high quality custom car mat at http://www.ggbailey.com.

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