What to Look for in a Car Washing and Detailing Kit

Get everything you need to make your ride car-wash clean.

Man cleaning car.
Arm yourself with the right tools to clean your car.Sleepi Alleyne, Pexels

When you find a set of wheels that suits you perfectly, it’s worth some extra effort to keep it clean. Experts recommend a good washing at least every two weeks and a thorough detailing twice a year to keep it in top shape. Even if you’re at the mercy of mechanics when it comes to how it runs, you can be in total control of how it looks with the right washing and detailing kit. A good one should include several essentials: a bucket with a dirt trap, car shampoo, a washing mitt, microfiber towels for drying, a wheel brush, car wax, leather cleaner for the interior, glass cleaner for the windows and a dust buster.

Chemical Guys HOL148 16-Piece Arsenal Builder Wash Kit with Torq Blaster Foam Gun, Bucket and (6) 16 Oz Care Products (Gift for Car & Truck Lovers, Dads and DIYers)
The package includes Butter Wet Wax, which melts into the paint and takes only minutes to give cars a showroom shine. As an added bonus, it offers protection against UV rays.Chemical Guys

Any old soap will not do. Cars require shampoo that’s made specifically for washing the exterior. Apply it with a washing mitt, which is gentler than an old towel or rag. For drying, microfiber towels are absorbent and won’t leave scratches.

Snow Eagle-L 10Pcs Car Cleaning Tools Kit, Car Wash Tools Kit for Detailing Interiors Premium Microfiber Cleaning Cloth - Car Wash Sponges - Tire Brush - Window Water Blade
A plastic tool box is included for easy storage of all the cleaning products.Snow Eagle-L

Don’t forget the tires. A wheel and rim brush will help you get to hard to reach places, and you can use a tire shine to get them looking brand new.

Chemical Guys HOL303 Leather Cleaner and Conditioner Care Kit
The nine products included can also be used to buff up house or office furniture.Chemical Guys

People tend to pay more attention to keeping the exterior clean, but the inside is where you’ll be spending the most time. If you have a leather interior, leather cleaner, saddle soap, and leather soap should spiff things up nicely, while window-cleaning wipes can take care of the glass. An anti-glare cleaner removes streaks and fingerprints.

Portable Car Vacuum Cleaner: High Power Handheld Vacuum w/LED Light -110W 12v Best Car & Auto Accessories Kit for Detailing and Cleaning Car Interior - 16 Foot Cable
Weighing in at 2.5 pounds, it has a high-power, 110-watt and 9.17-amp motor and metal turbine and can connect to the car’s 12-volt lighter port.ThisWorx for

A dustbuster can suck crumbs and debris from cloth seats as well as from the dashboard, the rear, and the trunk.