Updated September 19, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Car Cleaning Kits

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in March of 2018. It would be nice if people judged you on your character or your charitable giving, but it's the appearance of your ride that many folks get stuck on. These car cleaning kits will keep your vehicle looking sharp inside and out, regardless of what Mother Nature throws at it, so you don't have to worry whether you're preparing for a hot date or taking your mom to the store. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best car cleaning kit on Amazon.

10. Lexol Leather Combo Pack

9. Turtle Wax Complete Ice

8. Lucas Oil Slick Mist

7. Adam's Polishes Essentials

6. Armor All Complete Car Care

5. Aero Cosmetics Wash Wax All

4. Chemical Guys Black Car

3. Griot's Garage Starter

2. TriNova Complete 33906

1. Meguiar's Complete

Special Honors

Liquid X Ultimate Detailing Kit If cost is no issue for you, then you might want to consider Liquid X Ultimate Detailing Kit. Saying it is an extensive option would be an understatement, as it truly comes with everything from a spray gun and bucket to premium wax and leather conditioner. It might be overkill for some, but if you have a few cars and really care about how they look, it is worth every penny. liquidxcarcare.com

Proje' Car Care Products Holiday Box The Holiday Box makes a great gift for the car enthusiast in your life. In addition to the standard products you expect in most kits, like a speed wax, tire dressing, detailing spray, wash, and glass cleaner, it also includes a premium paste wax for those days you are ready to put in some serious elbow grease, and a garden hose foam gun for easy soap application. projeproducts.com

Editor's Notes

September 16, 2019:

There is nothing worse than having a dirty car, except perhaps using poor-quality cleaning products that leave it looking just as dull after you've put all that effort into the wash as it did before. Luckily, with the car cleaning kits on this list, that will never again be an issue.

If you are looking for premium products that can give your vehicle back that showroom shine, Adam's Polishes Essentials is a smart choice. It comes with everything you could dream of to make your ride sparkle, inside and out, all of which can match anything a professional detailer uses. However, if you have a black or dark blue car, you may want to opt for Chemical Guys Black Car, since it is specially formulated for dark-colored paint jobs.

Just a small step down in quality, but a huge step up in value, you have Meguiar's Complete, TriNova Complete 33906, and Griot's Garage Starter. All of these come with six or more products, so you'll have a dedicated formula for each part of your vehicle.

Those who are happy with the basic wash you get at those high-volume detailing shops around town should be more than satisfied with the budget-friendly Armor All Complete Car Care, Lucas Oil Slick Mist, and Turtle Wax Complete Ice. Just bear in mind that with Lucas Oil Slick Mist and Turtle Wax Complete Ice you'll have to buy your car wash soap separately.

Aero Cosmetics Wash Wax All is also worth giving a special mention for its versatility. It can be used anywhere, even if you don't have a hose, since all it requires is a damp cloth for application, and a dry one for removal.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on September 19, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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