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    Updated on Jul 11, 2020. Posted on Jul 11, 2020

    25 Products That’ll Make Your Car Look Like You Just Drove It Off The Lot

    From a plastic restorer to a scratch remover, you ~auto~ love these picks.

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    1. A dual-ended vent duster to reach dust that your fingers can't. The cleaning cloths are removable so you can toss them in the wash after they get dirty. And the other end of the duster is a brush that's great for getting rid of dirt and crumbs that are wedged in your car's nooks and crannies.

    Hand using the brush to clean a car's AC vent
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    Promising review: "These are AWESOME! I always had a hard time cleaning the air vents in my vehicles and would use a cleaning solution with cotton buds. This is SO much easier. Comes in a pack of three so I kept two and gave one to my mom!" —Sadie&Dove

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $8.99.

    2. A glass cleaner that'll make cleaning your windshield a breeze. The microfiber bonnet is washable so you can use and reuse this handy gadget.

    Hand using the tool, which looks like a giant guitar pick wrapped in a microfiber cloth and attached to a stick, to wipe the inside of a windshield
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    Promising review: "Ever since I bought this, I've been kicking and asking myself why I waited to long. Cleaning the inside of the windshield is not an easy task. Unless you have the grace and bendiness of a gymnast, it's damn near impossible to thoroughly clean the inside of the windshield without hurting yourself. You know that feeling you get when you take off your eyeglasses, clean them, then put them back on? I get the same feeling after I finish cleaning my windshield now. I didn't know it was possible to get my windshield this clean again. It's 100x easier to clean the windshield now. While you can use Windex and other glass cleaners, I've found that Invisible Glass (in the spray can) works the best. It truly leaves the glass streak-free. And now I no longer look like I'm humping my car when cleaning the windshield, which means I'm allowed to go to the car wash place down the street from me again." —Jeff P

    Get it from Amazon for $13.47.

    3. A microfiber detail duster so you can trap dust, dirt, and pollen in one sweep of your hand. This large brush is great for lazy cleaners or drivers who want to quickly and easily wipe down their vehicle's interior daily.

    Hand holding the brush, which has soft microfiber "fingers" for catching debris
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    Promising review: "If you are picky about having a clean car, you will like this. This is just what I wanted to keep the brand new interior of my auto dust free. I have a dark charcoal interior and, although I love it, it does show lint and crumbs very obviously. I love the long reach of the handle and I love that the fuzzy cloth picks up the dust instead of just moving it around. It keeps the interior looking like I just had it detailed." —YmR

    Get it on Amazon for $12.99.

    4. A pack of microfiber cloths because they'll come in handy like 99% of the time. They're super soft, won't leave behind streaks, and absorb up to eight times their weight, making them great towels for washing your car.

    Model using a yellow microfiber towel to wash a windshield
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    Promising review: "Excellent value for the money at less than a dollar per towel! They are fairly thin towels so don't expect a five-star hotel plush, thick face towel feel. As long as you know that, you won't be disappointed. I use them for car detailing, spill cleanup, window/mirror cleaning without any Windex, wiping glasses (reading or drinking), oil change rags, waxing my car, and general kitchen usage. Just don't use these as potholders because they are made of plastic, not cotton, so they will melt lol!" —Amazon customer

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $15.49 (also available in larger packs).

    5. A cleaning brush for gently lifting stains in your leather or upholstery. The soft bristles are tough on dirt but gentle on your car's interior so you can get rid of any evidence that you spilled hot coffee on the seats that one time.

    Reviewer's before and after showing the brush lifted and lightened stains on upholstered seats
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    Promising review: "Coupled with a good interior cleaner, this product worked wonders! However, it is a bit abrasive so do not use it where you don’t want to risk scratches. I used it on my seats, and it ruffled the fabric but it was worth the risk of removing the decades old stains. It also removed some paint stains on my plastic lining and a mysterious sticky substance in my cup holder. This brush worked great. My only complaint was how difficult it is to hold on to. It grabs into whatever fabric or material you’re cleaning, and the brush slips out of your hands very often. It also does not do well with angles, but I bought the Mother’s Detail Brush for those places." —Stevie Nicks

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    6. A leather cleaner and conditioner if your seats are in a bad state. This liquid takes dirt and oils with it while leaving behind a nourishing barrier that helps prevent further UV damage. It's also safe to use on your leather jacket, shoes, and furniture.

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    It works with any color leather!

    Promising review: "I wear jeans all the time and the dye transfers onto the beige leather seats of my 2016 Camry (see before photo). I applied twice in immediate succession. Application 1: seven sprays with immediate paper towel wiping. Application 2: five sprays, waited 60 seconds, then paper towel wiping. ‘After’ picture shown here was taken after the first application. No discernible difference between application 1 and application 2. One application does the trick!" —DDM11

    Get it on Amazon for $19.99.

    7. A special hair-removing silicone brush to loosen the pet fur that's lodged in your car's carpets.

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    Promising review: "I can’t say enough positive things about this brush! The first photo is AFTER I vacuumed my car with a Dyson, which only got the hair that was loose. Then I used the brush and I cannot believe that the brush pulled the embedded hair right out. The first area took some time to get every single hair out (it really did!), but once I got the hang of how much pressure to use, I cleaned my entire SUV in less than an hour. I vacuumed the piles of hair that the brush pulled up as I went. I should say that I have a longhair Queensland and an English Bulldog and it worked on both lengths. Incredible!" —Cassi.no.e

    Get it from Amazon for $10.97.

    8. And don't forget a handheld cordless vacuum that'll make fast work of the pile of pet hair you've just brushed out of your carpets.

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    Promising review: "This product's designers have done an excellent job by creating a powerful and easy to use vacuum. This does an excellent job in cleaning the furniture, low carpet or car interiors. The power stays the same for entire usage. This is very lightweight and easy to use. It comes with multiple nozzles to clean the nook and corners of the car. For example, the brush can be used to scrape hard dirt from the carpet. The filter is made of stainless steel and easy to clean and dry. I must say overall I am very satisfied with this product." —Rajeev Sasidharan

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in three colors).

    9. A no-rinse carpet spot remover so your car seats look factory standard.

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    Promising review: "I had terrible rust and oil stains all over the seats of my car. I tried other cleaners but they made the stains darker. I took it to the dealership to see if they could get it out and they flat out told me no, so I gave up and lived with it for five years. I tried this after it was recommended by a friend. I sprayed it on and literally watched the stain run right off my seat. It was amazing! I thought I was going to have to pay hundreds of dollars to replace the seats in my car because nothing else would work. This stuff really is awesome!" —Brittany

    Get a 32-ounce bottle on Amazon for $12.58.

    10. A set of two extra-soft detail brushes because they're great for running along seams and grabbing dirt that your vacuum just keeps missing.

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    Promising review: "Great item! If you take care of the brushes they will last. I use one for removing wax residue on the outside of the car, and the other one on the inside to dust vents and get the fine dirt out of the texture in the dash. I have maybe lost a couple 'hairs; on the first use but I rinse and take care of them and have not had any problems. And they are soft enough to use on the paint." —Casey Jo

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

    11. A power scrubber for when you want a clean car without the arm workout. This lil' guy, which is similar to an electric toothbrush, has a powerful oscillating head that scrubs 60 times a second.

    Hand using the brush on a hubcap
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    Promising review: "Impressive speed, torque, and durability for a small battery-operated cleaning tool. Brush head seems durable and holds shape after extensive use. Despite my warnings, my daughter did not clean her aluminum alloy rims (painted, not coated) frequently enough and they yellowed. I could not get them clean with typical rim cleaning products like Meguiar's. I thought all was lost... until I made a poultice with Bar Keepers Friend and water, applied it to the Reveal Power Scrubber brush head, and let it rip! It worked fabulously and removed all the yellowing from her rims. The ability of the brush head to get into the nooks and crannies between and behind the spokes was particularly helpful. I will never scrub rims using a sponge or rim brush tool again." —Fast Cat

    Get it on Amazon for $15.99.

    Psst! Check out my coworker's Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber review for more deets!

    12. A cleaning gel if there are pet hair and food crumbs that have escaped capture by every other brush or vacuum. Just press this lemon-scented cleaning putty into the mess and it'll grab any unwelcome guests.

    Hand pressing the cleaning gel into a car's AC vent
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased this product to clean those little spaces in my car filled with random crumbs from my husband and dog hair and it works amazing. Picked up everything and didn’t leave a residue. The lemon scent was faint and didn’t overpower the vehicle while I was cleaning it. But this definitely got in all the little nooks and crannies." —Kimberly

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    13. A black car scratch remover to get rid of any reminders of the time you accidentally swiped the mailbox when you pulled into the driveway. It's also a much cheaper alternative to driving to the auto shop.

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    Promising review: "I had a few scratches on my dark gray Tundra and it worked really well. Nothing else I have tried even came close. Great product!" —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    14. A scratch remover for all paint colors that'll cover up minor scratches — like when your kid's bike fell over and the handlebars scraped your car door.

    Reviewer's before and after photos showing the scratch remover got rid of purple-red scratch makrs on their silver car
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    Promising review: "Fast shipping and results! I turned too sharp in a parking ramp and my back door scrapped along a purple pillar in the ramp. This happened a good year ago and I never got around to taking care of the ugliness. My husband gave me so much crap and I came across to this product, read the reviews, and ordered. It only took me about 20 minutes to get my 'after' results. It did, however take a lot of elbow grease. Ladies, don’t waste your time and money at the dealership. This product saved me over $500!" —S.R.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    15. And a headlight restoration kit so you can scrub away years of sun damage that's turned your headlights hazy and dull.

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    Promising review: "The results. I am still in shock about them. I saw some pictures of 'results' and I thought they were all fake. NO, they are not. It's that good. I am very pleased with this product. If you need your headlights cleaned, buy this kit! On another note, my mom was so amazed by how well it worked she made me go buy another kit and clean her headlights too!" —Brad

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    16. A wheel cleaner because you can clean your car's body until it looks like you just drove it off the lot, but dirty tires and hubcaps will be a dead giveaway that your car isn't new.

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    Promising review: "I was skeptical about wheel cleaners solely based on how filthy my rims were with years of baked on break dust. I came across this product with a pretty bold statement 'best wheel cleaner on Amazon,' so I said to myself, 'Yeah OK, we will see.' After taking my wheels off and following the directions, I was blown away at how amazing this product works. You will need to do some scrubbing depending on the condition of your rims, but my pictures are better than most of what you'll see using this or any other wheel cleaning product. I could have gotten the rim much cleaner, but I just wanted them clean. I HIGHLY recommend this product to anyone with filthy rims. Got my money's worth and would buy again in a heartbeat." —Dusty Pate

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    17. A bumper sticker-remover for getting rid of any slightly embarrassing stickers that 16-year-old you thought was so funny. Honk if you like a clean bumper!

    Reviewer before and after showing the tool removed 11 bumper stickers without leaving behind noticeable residue
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    Promising review: "Bought a used car to get back and forth to work. Only problem being the back was covered in bumper stickers. Eleven to be exact. I don't like bumper stickers. At all. This removed all of them in 25-30 minutes total no problem. Still has probably half the wheel left so I stuck it in my garage toolbox in case I need to eradicate any bummer stickers in the future." —PrestidgeSouthside

    Get one on Amazon for $19.97.

    18. A stick-on shade if you want to protect your car's interior from sun damage and fading.

    The shade on a rear back seat side window
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    Promising review: "I liked these so well, I bought a second package. My car sits in the sun and I bought these to keep the car cool(er) and to protect the inside from sun damage. I don't fold them but leave them flat. I did find folding them to be a challenge but it's easier for me anyway to leave them flat inside a box for ease of access." —Anna K

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.97.

    19. And a sunshade windshield cover to protect your console from the sun's rays, which can crack and fade the dashboard.

    The cover
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    One size fits most cars.

    Promising review: "Living in Florida one does what one can to avoid the harsh summer heat. Add a black car to the mix and you really need some assistance. Having this sun shade in my wife's Explorer makes a huge difference and really helps with the longevity of the interior from sun fade damage while she is at work. It collapses very easily and fits in a very compact size right under the seat for quick and easy access. I've had no issues with it whatsoever. The price is excellent and I highly recommend this unit versus the accordion style fold up shades I've tried previously. Just flip down the visor and you're good to go." —Ricardo Costa

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes).

    20. A waxer/polisher that'll buff your car until you can see yourself smiling in your car's reflection because making your baby look brand new is so stinking easy.

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    Promising review: "For the price you can't go wrong. It's no porter cable but it does a damn good job for a hobbyist detailer. I purchased this to polish some swirl marks off my new car when I bought it then wrapped it up with a sealant. As you can see, the shine is impeccable!" —Nick Campos

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    21. A clay bar kit so you can remove contaminants from your car's surface and protect its paint from contaminants like brake dust, which can penetrate through paint and glass.

    Reviewer's before and after photos showing the clay bar removed rust stains on the hood of their car
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    Promising review: "This clay bar works miracles. After the front brakes blew up and covered my car in brake dust and rust specks, all hope was lost. This stuff was seriously caked onto the car to the point of trying to replace the entire door. One hour with the bar and a total transformation happened." —Dylan

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    22. A car hammock because you love your dog but hate having to clean your vehicle after every car ride. It's water-resistant and creates a barrier so your fur baby doesn't try to join you in the front seat while you're driving.

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    Promising review: "I have two Great Danes (the smaller one is about 98 pounds) and this little hammock has saved my leather. We regularly go to the bay where they get salty, sandy, and wet. They jump in the back seat and trash the hammock. Get home, pull the hammock out, throw it in the washing machine, and it's like new again. Nothing makes it to my leather seats, including their nails. Had mine for almost two years now and it's hanging in there. I will probably replace later this year just because mine is so worn, but I am amazed it has lasted this long and stood up to the abuse my pups deal out." —Mark E.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.23.

    23. A bug remover for cleaning up bug guts from your windshield, grille, and side mirrors.

    Reviewer before and after photo showing the cleaner removed all the bug carcasses from their side mirror so its shiny again
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    As a Floridian who has driven through love bug season, all I can say is that you need this ASAP.

    Promising review: "This item was recommended by a stranger in the next RV lot at a campground hundreds of miles from home. This good Samaritan brought his bottle over, sprayed down the front of my bus, and then just wiped half an inch of smashed bugs off it! Just like magic. He then smiled, shook my hand, and left. When we got within two days of home, we ordered this, and it was delivered the day after we arrived. Again, it worked just like magic." —Hikes in Rain

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    24. And a "waterless" washing kit if you want a clean car but don't want to deal with setting up the hose and inevitably getting wet while washing your car. Just spray and wipe dry!

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    Promising review: "I just got a new black car, and was amazed how dirty it looked soon after I went through a car wash. So I decided to find the laziest way to keep me sane from seeing all the dirt/dust! All I did was wipe the dirt off with one side of the cloth, then gently dry/polish with the other side. Some stubborn stains/dirt did take a while, but overall my car looked nice and shining within 15 minutes (keep in mind I have a compact hatch back) using only one-sixth of the bottle. There is some tar on my car, and this product can't get it off which is understandable. It's a really decent product and it makes 'car washing' much easier and faster... for a lazy person like me!" —YoYo_PDX

    Get the kit from Amazon for $37.95.

    25. A plastic restorer to return your fenders and trim to their former glory. It's safe to use on vinyl and rubber so you can put it to work around the house too.

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    Promising review: "Went into this very cautious. The support team answered my questions fast and went above and beyond to answer it. Small family-run company that has a great product that does what it is supposed to do. Just put this on yesterday, so we'll see how it does long term. But I thought my fenders were hopeless, now they look brand new. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!" —Rosetta

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

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