VOICE OVER: Ryan Wild
WRITTEN BY: Richard Bush
Whether your car is your pride and joy - or just a vessel that carries you and your family from A to B - keeping it clean both inside and out is important. But with cleaning tasks ranging from crud to crumbs, you'll need a variety of different tools for the job. So, which products should be on your car cleaning list? Well, to help you decide, we've sifted through numerous website and consumer reviews to present our 5 recommended products.
Script written by Richard Bush
Top 5 Best Car Cleaning Products
Welcome to GetMojo, where we do the research so you don’t have to! In this video, we’re offering our picks for the 5 best car cleaning products on the market.
Whether your car is your pride and joy - or just a vessel that carries you and your family from A to B - keeping it clean both inside and out is important. But with cleaning tasks ranging from crud to crumbs, you’ll need a variety of different tools for the job. So, which products should be on your car cleaning list? Well, to help you decide, we've sifted through numerous website and consumer reviews to present our 5 recommended products. Okay, first up.
The Interior Detailer
Meguiar’s Quik Interior Detailer Cleaner
Decluttering your car is one thing, but an interior never feels quite finished unless you freshen up all surfaces. So, a quality interior detailer - like this Meguiar’s pick - is vital. This spray and wipe detailer can be used on touchscreens, plastic, vinyl, metal, rubber and leather, and even has sun-blocking agents mixed in to protect your car’s surfaces. It’s also designed so that it won’t leave a greasy look or feel, so you can spray and wipe to your heart’s content. Also, quick shout out to Meguiars’ exterior detailer too.
The Cleaning Gel
ColorCoral Cleaning Gel Universal Dust Cleaner
Certain areas of your car seem almost impossible to reach and clean. And that’s where something like this universal cleaning gel comes into its own. This gel is designed to be pressed onto surfaces and into cracks in order to remove dust and is ideal for use on car vents, function buttons and cup holders. The lemon-scented gel is non-sticky for your hands and can be reused time and time again. It’s also great for a multitude of household cleaning tasks, like computer keyboards and any other button or vent-based tech.
The Car Wash Mitt
Relentless Drive Car Wash Mitt
We were tempted to include a type of soap here, but the biggest tip we can give with regards to cleaning your car’s exterior is to use a washing mitt. A mitt like this one from Relentless Drive, which comes as a pack of two, is great for both wet washing, dry dusting and shining. Its non-scratch microfiber body, which is smooth on one side and features tassels on the other, is highly-absorbent and machine washable, meaning you can tackle dirty jobs vigorously, without worry. These mitts are really affordable, too.
The Window Cleaner
Invisible Glass Premium Glass Cleaner
Trying to clean a car’s body work without leaving streaks is one thing, but trying to leave windows streak-free is a whole different ball game. Thankfully, window cleaner spray like this product from Invisible Glass makes it quick and easy. This solution features no soaps, scents or dyes, which in turn means it’s non-drip and doesn’t leave streaks or residue on your windows. What it does do, however, is remove everything from dirt to bug residue to fingerprints to oil. It can also be safely used on tinted as well as non-tinted windows.
Before we reveal our final pick, here are a few other great car cleaning products you might want to consider:
Mothers All-in-One Leather Care
Griot's Garage Heavy Duty Wheel Cleaner
Chemical Guys Honeydew Snow Foam Car Wash Soap and Cleanser
The Handheld Vacuum
BLACK+DECKER Dustbuster Handheld Vacuum
When clambering over seats or into the trunk, having a lightweight, cordless vacuum cleaner is massively helpful. The compact Dustbuster offers 12 minutes of run time and boasts a standby battery time of 18 months - so you can charge it and leave it in the car for when you next need it. We also like its pull out crevice tool, which is great for getting into hard to reach places, and the fact that it has a translucent dust bin, so you can keep an eye on when it needs emptying.
So which of these car cleaning products should you choose? Well, some are more multi-purpose than others. The Meguiar’s interior detailer for example can be used for almost anything - so it’s a great all-rounder to have to hand. Conversely, you’re somewhat limited to specific types of jobs with the cleaning gel and window cleaner. As always, it’s about prioritising what’s most important to you.
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