Skip To Content

    24 Cleaning Products That Will Make Your Car Look Like It’s Brand New Again

    If you're constantly throwing your empty coffee cups on the floor, this list has a cute trash bag with your name on it.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A foam cannon you can attach directly to your garden hose to get professional-quality suds at the touch of a button.

    Model using foam cannon to wash car

    2. And a bottle of foaming cleanser you can use with the above foam cannon to coat your ride in deliciously scented bubbles that'll leave your car looking sparkly clean once you rinse them away.

    3. A reusable and waterproof hanging trash bag so you can stop tossing your receipts and empty Starbucks cups on the floor.

    4. A beloved window cleaner to give your windshield a streak-free shine — even when it's covered in a layer of pesky pollen.

    5. And don't forget a nifty cleaning wand so you can reach every single inch of your windshield — even those annoying spots that your wipers always miss.

    6. A helpful set featuring all the basic microfiber essentials you'll need if you've never washed your car at home before. You'll get two wash mitts, three lint-free towels, a wheel cleaning brush, and two detailing brushes so you can wipe away every speck of grime that's coating your most prized possession.

    Contents of SudzBudz car wash kit

    7. A beloved interior cleaner that'll have your car back to the way it looked before that beach trip left it completely covered in wet sand.

    Reviewer's before-and-after results of using interior cleaner

    8. A bottle of Shine Armor, which is basically a cleanser-and-wax hybrid that gives your car a completely waterless cleanse and leaves behind a head-turning amount of shine.

    9. A headlight restoration kit so you can stop squinting to see what's ahead of you every time the sun goes down.

    Reviewer's headlight before and after using cleaning kit

    10. A pet hair remover that will pick up each and every stray hair your fur baby leaves all over your seats on the way to the dog park — or on the way to grab them a much-deserved Puppuccino.

    11. An all-purpose car upholstery cleaner to clean up all the stains left on your seats from the time you spilled your Dunkin' order everywhere.

    A before pic of a stained, grimy cloth car interior and and after pic of it without stains on it anymore

    12. A scratch remover that'll help your car get its luster back. The formula is safe to use on all paint colors and is perfect for basic scuffs, water spots, and paint transfers.

    A before-and-after photo showing scuffs that were removed from a car's exterior

    13. Heavy-duty cleaning wipes to tackle almost any stain you throw at it. Coffee spills on your car's interior? Caked-on oil and grease under the hood? These wipes can handle it.

    14. An all-purpose scrubber kit that'll turn your power drill into the ultimate scrubber you never knew you needed. The nylon bristles won't leave behind any scratches, so you can scrub away without worrying about ruining your seats.

    15. A jar of the TikTok-famous Pink Stuff, which is basically the Powerpuff Girl of cleaning products: it looks cute but packs a serious punch. It'll get your headlights looking brighter than the day you drove your car off the lot.

    Reviewer's headlight before and after using The Pink Stuff

    16. A wheel cleaner that'll transform your rims from grimy to shiny with minimal scrubbing. It has a color-changing formula so you can actually see it get to work — it sprays on yellow and turns purple as it breaks down all the nastiness that's accumulated over the years.

    17. A carpet cleaner to clean up everything from spaghetti mishaps to soda spills in your car. It works so well you'll probably carry it inside to get rid of that red wine stain you've been covering with an area rug for far too long.

    A before-and-after photo showing a dark stain removed from a car seat's upholstery

    18. An all-natural interior cleaner that uses the power of jojoba and eucalyptus oils to bring a shimmering shine to everything from the steering wheel to your dashboard.

    Three bottles of Shea Soap Garden automotive interior cleaner

    19. A leather cleaner to polish up and add some shine to your car's interior. It'll look shiny enough for one of those weird but oddly soothing car commercials with Matthew McConaughey.

    20. A Brush Hero car detailing kit to turn your garden hose into the ultimate cleaning machine. It's perfect for transforming the grimy tires and dingy headlights on your car, but reviewers say it also tackles barbecue grills and patio furniture without leaving behind any scratches.

    the brush cleaning a car tire

    21. A seat gap filler so you'll never have to clean that awkward space between your car's seats ever again. It'll also catch all of those fries that go rogue and jump out of your hand on the way from the McDonalds bag to your mouth.

    The gap filler between the seat and console

    22. A compact carpet cleaner, because all the upholstery in your car is probably way overdue for a good cleaning. Now it'll stop smelling like stale fast food every time you get in!

    23. A cleaning putty so you can get the dust and debris out of every nook and cranny in your car — from the crevices of your air conditioning vent to the random spots in between your seats.

    the cleaning putty being used on car vents

    24. And a ridiculously adorable plant-shaped air freshener to make your car smell as fresh and clean as it looks. You can also use it as a face mask or scrunchie hanger, so it'll also keep you organized!

    You blasting bops in your sparkly clean ride: