If you care about your car or truck, you should be investing in a variety of car cleaning products to keep your baby looking brand new. We have compiled a list of our favorite car cleaning products and have included convenient links to Amazon for each product.
If you don’t mind spending a bit more on cleaning products, check out Adam’s Polishes and Chemical Guys. The following list includes the best products for the best price on Amazon.
1. Turtle Wax Microfiber Towels
Whenever I see a car wash for a fundraiser on the side of the road, I always cringe. I guarantee several people will drop a towel or sponge on the ground and pick it back up and proceed to throw it back in the bucket or better yet straight onto a car. You may not be able to see it right away but it can be so easy to scratch the surface of your paint.
Microfiber cloth towels (like the ones made by Turtle Wax) are a great way to make sure you aren’t unintentionally scratching your car and a great addition to your collection of car cleaning products.
2. The Brush Hero
The Brush Hero is an excellent product for cleaning heavy amounts of gunk off your wheels.
Described as “the ultimate detail brush,” the Brush Hero is perfect for cleaning car parts — most specifically tough to reach areas like wheels. It features a rotating brush head that is powered entirely by water pressure from a standard garden hose. businessinsider.com
3. SuperClean Degreaser
When you need a solid degreaser, reach for Super Clean.
SuperClean Degreaser has a multitude of cleaning uses, so it comes in handy for many of your car detailing needs. I wouldn’t recommend using it at full strength on your paint, but it works wonders cleaning built up oil, grime, or dirt on your engine bay, under-body, or exhaust pipes. When diluted, it does a great job a cleaning carpets, floor mats, and chrome pieces as well. businessinsider.com
4. Armor All Extreme Tire Shine Gel and Applicator
Armor All makes tremendous products so it makes sense that their tire shine gel is on our list. We like this tire shine product because you apply it with a microfiber towel or sponge. You don’t have to worry about overspray. Amor All’s Tire Shine Gel also lasts longer than the competitors.
When applying Tire shine gel, don’t use too much and let it sit for a while before driving. Otherwise, you can end up with tire shine gel all over your fenders and paint.
5. Meguiar’s Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit
Your headlights oxidize over time and become cloudy. If they are exposed to too much sunlight, they might not even shine at all!
Restore your headlights to that brand new look with Meguiar’s! We like the Meguiar’s kit because it includes everything you need to do the job right. Work smarter, not harder, right?
6. Black & Decker Dustbuster Auto Vacuum
Clean cars are awesome! And that means clean interiors! Black & Decker makes a portable dustbuster auto vacuum that is perfect for cleaning the dirt out from around your floor mats.
7. Chemical Guys Car Wash Bucket Kit
Chemical guys make some of the best soaps and car cleaning products on the market. Their new bucket kit contains everything you need for a weekly wash on any car, truck, motorcycle, or SUV.
8. Mothers Complete Ultimate Wax System Kit
You can’t go wrong with Mothers California Gold Waxes. They are a must have in your arsenal of car cleaning products. The kit we recommend includes a bottle of Pure Polish, Micro-Polishing Glaze, and Pure Brazilian Carnauba Wax. We also highly suggest their California Gold Clay Bar System.
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