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    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.

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    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

    Promising review: "I have to say I’ve very pleased with this foam cannon. It comes very easy to assemble and gives you a nice indicator on the bottle of how much soap you need to use. The sprayer head attaches to the bottle very easily. You simply depress the black cap which releases the metal prongs and you connect it right to the bottle. It’s also great because once you are done using the soap you can release the bottle and use the sprayer on its own to wash down your car and the sprayer is really good." —GetFit NoExcuses

    Get it from Amazon for $44.65+ (available with and without soap).

    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.


    Promising review: "This is THE soap I’ll buy the rest of my life! I loaded this stuff in my foam cannon and I was blown away with how well it foams AND how little soap was used in the foam cannon. I’ve used other soaps that work and foam but use a LOT of product to do it.

    However, my Favorite thing about this soap is the shine you get even when allowing it to air dry! I use a screened bucket and sponge to wash with the foam on the car but that’s it. Clean, shined and ready to clay or wax or stare at with satisfaction. Buy this and buy a foam cannon and you’ll be sold too!" —R. Willis

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97+ (available in three sizes and with a wash mitt).

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

    Oh So Pretty Boutique/Etsy

    Promising review: "Amazing! Right when it arrived I put it into my car and it’s a life changer! I feel so organized and put together, great material and great size!" —Kaitlyn

    Oh So Pretty Boutique is a small Etsy shop based in Houston, Texas.

    Get it from Oh So Pretty Boutique on Etsy for $19.99.

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


    Promising review: "This is the best glass cleaner I have found. Also great on my patio doors. I spray and wipe with one microfiber and dry with another. Works great." —Kenny J

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97+ (available in three sizes).

    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.


    Promising review: "Gave the product a try right out of the box. Used a fine mist of plain tap water from the included sprayer, and got busy. Results were fantastic! I can actually see through the windshield again without a haze of cloudy swirls. Didn't require abnormal pressure to get the job done, and easily reached all the hard-to-get spots on my windshield." —R. Wise

    Get it from Amazon for $13.59.

    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

    Promising review: "Each piece feels very well made and the kit as a whole is a perfect starter pack for someone needing all their basic car wash tools in one convenient carry bag. I think I'll order another one for my bf. Did a great job on my car and they look like they'll last a long time." —Niva

    SudzBudz is a small Etsy shop based in Corona, California.

    Get it from SudzBudz on Etsy for $27.99

    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

    Promising review: "This does exactly what I wanted - clean all the interior surfaces of my car while not leaving any residues, streaks, or strong odors. I first used this on my 4-month-old Grand Cherokee Trailhawk that was CAKED in dust (inside!) from a recent off-road adventure. The Total Interior cleaner cleaned all my surfaces — dash, screen, leather seats, etc. without leaving any streaky residues or strong odors, good or bad. After things settled my car looked and smelled new again!" –T. Porter

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    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.


    Promising review: "I happened to receive my bottle two days after a snow storm up here in the northeast. My truck had the usual salt and grim after a storm. After rinsing the undercarriage with water I decided to put shine armor to the test as they claim it’s a waterless product. The results were amazing. I couldn’t believe with my own eyes the shine and showroom finish that it left on the black paint. Mirror-like. A few days later it rained and the water seemed to not want any part of being on my vehicle. Great product!" —Eddie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    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

    Reviewers say it requires some extra time and elbow grease, but it's worth it for the wow-worthy results.

    Promising review: "After seeing a few videos on testing I decided to give this a try and happy to report it's the best product out there for restoration. My daughter's car is 17 years old and the headlights were as yellow as I have seen. I bought the car for her to learn to drive and she was not very happy with the looks on her 2004 Lexus, spoiled kids, I would have loved to get any free car from my dad. That said I cleaned up the leather real nice, restored the paint the best I could and used this kit from Sylvania on the headlights. When she saw her car she was in love! She said the headlights look brand-new and make the car look so good and it's true. The product was very easy to use and took about 30 minutes per headlight minus time for masking." —Trust me

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    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.,

    Promising review: "I was cautiously optimistic, but this tool is as effective as everyone is saying. My couches, and especially my recliner, look brand new. It takes little to no effort to use. Just use it in a 'scrubbing' type motion and it catches and traps the fur (and other small debris, such as crumbs...) in the little compartment. Pop it open, empty it out. Done." —Ian K.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    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

    Promising review: "Holy moly, how did I never know that this existed?? This cleaner is nothing short of a miracle!! My backseat bench has been dirty with mystery stains now for at least a decade, stains that were created by little kids, various passengers, cargo, who knows. I tried EVERYTHING to get out the hazy, dirty staining on my charcoal colored seats to no avail. Hot water and soap, alcohol based rubs, carpet cleaners, fabric cleaners — literally EVERYTHING plus lots of elbow grease. I grew frustrated and resigned that my car will look like a dump forever. Then I started doing some research and came upon this cleaner. Many reviews stated it was the best thing ever, car sites named it their top choice etc, I decided its worth a last-ditch try and boy I am so glad I did! It took four to five sprays, some minor agitating and rubbing with a broad brush, wipe off with the enclosed cloth and whaddaya know?? POOF! STAINS GONE! I simply can't believe how easy this was and how pain free, I will go tomorrow and clean ALL my car seats! I highly recommend this, it’s the bomb." —Manddun

    Get it from Amazon for $16.14.

    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

    Promising review: "I had a few noticeable fine scratches on the hood of my truck that I tried this Trinova Scratch and Swirl Remover on, and it worked. I no longer have to be annoyed every time I approach my vehicle from the front! It didn't take a lot of effort to get it back to looking like new again. I will use it again in the future if necessary. I'm glad that I didn't pay someone at the body shop to try to buff the scratches out; I saved a bunch of money with this!" —Bonnie Walton

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    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.

    Promising review: "I think these wipes are made out of magic because they can clean just about anything with very little effort! One wipe cleaned my ENTIRE BATHTUB, including the hard water buildup and some residual soap scum. The wipe stayed wet for the entire use, and there was absolutely no sweating involved. I hate cleaning but I was so pumped about the tub, I took wipe #2 to my hood vent and good golly, it's like it's brand-new. I've told everyone I know to buy these." —JenM

    Get a 90-pack from Amazon for $13.94.

    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.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I'm 51 and I guess I've just been old school with how I clean, hand scrubbing for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower more clean than it has been in years. In the corners, the floor, the glass door...everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." —Terry

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in six colors).

    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

    Promising review: "I added before and after photos of my filthy oven so you all would know this stuff is the real deal and worth it. I like that it didn't have a strong odor and it didn't use much effort at all to clean my oven. You can really see it removing the burnt-on grease after a few circular motions." —DNICEANDFAM

    Get it from Amazon for $7.58.

    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.

    Promising review: "It will take one look from your friends to say, 'Did you buy some new wheels?' This stuff is absolutely amazing. For the full effect, dismount your wheel, and spray the back. Go do something for 10 minutes. Wash with water — no scrubbing needed. Turn the rim face up, and do it again. Do the rest of your rims, and don't forget the tire protectant when you reinstall them. This stuff will handle salt, road tar, off-road dirt, and mud — you get it dirty; it comes clean. Where was this stuff when I was racing off-road?" —johnfcon

    Get it from Amazon for $16.23+ (also available in a larger size).

    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

    Promising review: "It’s a miracle in a bottle. My German Shepherd mix decided to pull a black fountain pen out of my purse and chew it to pieces on my beige carpet while I was sleeping — this cleaner lifted the stain, and now it’s like the devastation my dog caused never happened! As soon as I saw it lifting the ink, I got back on Amazon and bought more bottles. I will never let myself run out of this. I use it in my Bissell carpet cleaner for some crazy-good cleaning power. I’ve become that weird lady that goes around singing the praises of a cleaning product. No regrets." —L. Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.61 (available in various pack sizes).

    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
    Shea Soap Garden/Etsy

    Promising review: "It worked well with all of my dashboard / steering wheel and all the buttons and nobs ! I love the scent it leaves behind and I love the fact that it’s natural!" —Marlene G.

    Shea Soap Garden is a small Etsy shop based in Hartselle, Alabama.

    Get it from Shea Soap Garden on Etsy for $8.25+ (available in two bottle styles).

    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.

    Remember to mix this concentrate with water before using!

    Promising review: "My 15-year-old leather sectional hadn't been cleaned or conditioned in three to four years because I couldn't find anything that worked well without causing it to look blotchy. The color was also fading and I thought it was a goner. After some elbow grease, the sectional looks great! It's now back to its original color without being blotchy. More importantly, the suppleness has returned. I can actually say that it looks as good as the day we bought it." —jellybean55

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two sizes).

    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

    Promising review: "Wow! The Brush Hero worked great on my outdoor furniture. We don't have an indoor storage space and live on the water, so spider webs and other creature droppings are an issue on the deck furniture. This was easy to use out of the box." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    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

    Promising review: "I just don’t understand why I didn’t buy this sooner. It’s one of those things that you’re not really sure why you need it but once you have it, you can’t live without. It saved my poor arm from having to dig my keys, cellphone, pens, french fries, hair ties, you-name-it from between the seat gap. Seriously, it’s awesome." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $24.99.

    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!


    Promising review: "I'm very impressed by the Little Green's performance, both on small jobs and slightly bigger tasks. It's taken the milk and snack stains out of my carpets in seconds, removed a pet accident completely with no odor or stain remaining, and removed stains from my car's seats and carpets that I couldn't get out no matter when I tried! I've also got all of the dirt/stains out of my microfiber couch and recliner with just a bit of elbow grease. Not bad for stubborn stains more than 4 years old!

    The machine is ready to go in under a minute. Seriously, all you need to do is unscrew the formula tank's cap, pour formula to the fill line, add warm water to the second fill line, replace the cap, and pop the tank back in. That's it. You're ready to go." —Sms103

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

    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

    Promising review: "WOW!!! This stuff is incredible! I work in an environment that is very dirty and our office is always covered in a fine layer of dust. But just a few minutes spent mashing this slime into all the cracks and crevices of my keyboard, mouse, phone, etc and it's all clean as can be! This stuff picks up dirt on contact and leaves behind a clean, no smell, no residue surface. I bought a second jar for my vehicle and it works miracles in there as well. My air vents, shifter and seats are now spotless. I couldn't be happier with this product." —Jenna75

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    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!

    Shop Vroom Blooms/Etsy

    Promising review: "I ordered two of these and I love them so much! I added some essential oils to them to make my car smell great. They're so cute." —Jessie L.

    Shop Vroom Blooms is a small Etsy shop based in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    Get it from Shop Vroom Blooms on Etsy for $12.50+ (available in 18 styles, 23 scents, and various packs).

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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