Car Mats That Let You Down
Many cars are delivered today with carpet car mats without heel pads. This can dramatically cut short mat life.
The purpose of the heel pad is to protect the carpet mat in the high wear area beneath the pedals on the driver’s side.
Look for carpet mats with heel pads made from (from worst to best): PVC,plastic, nylon, rubber (real or synthetic),vinyl, or woven nylon.
Obviously this You Tube video was made by an owner (looks like a Nissan Z owner) who was frustrated by the premature wear of his mat.
Important tip: look for a high quality heel pad when chosing your next mat!