It’s not lost on me that car care isn’t a favorite pastime among most car owners. To many, cars are a simple way to travel between points A and B.
If you are taking the time to occasionally pamper your ride, I have created a this list of 7 car care products that may make the job a little easier. I personally use all of these and attest to their quality. If you have a favorite car care product or tool leave a comment, I’d love to hear about it.
Adam’s Car Shampoo. Fill your bucket with Adam’s, the only car wash soap I’ve found for extreme sudsing and a PH balance that won’t harm your paint.
Chemical Guys Chenille Microfiber Mitt. Some pro detailers recommend wool mitts but I tend to stray from them due to the swirl marks they can leave if not used properly. Instead, I use 5 microfiber mitts during the wash process, discarding one into an empty bucket after each section. The two bucket method is good but I prefer to discard dirty mitts so they’re not reexposed to the clean water.
Chemical Guys Wheel Woolies. Cleaning wheels and tires is my least favorite part of keeping a car clean but it has to be done to remove brake dust and other road grime. Wheel woolies make the job of cleaning your wheels a cinch and allow you to clean the entire inside barrel of the wheel without having to flex your wrist like a circus act.
Sonax Wheel Cleaner. Pair your wheel woolies w/ Sonax wheel cleaner and make the job even easier. I have used countless wheel cleaners and Sonax is by far the best and safest for your wheels.
Gilmour Foamaster II Foam Gun. Even I admit foaming a car may be overkill for most but it’s a critical step in the cleaning process before touching any type of cleaning mit to the paint. The Gilmour foam gun will attach to your garden hose and save you hundreds of dollars over the pro version which requires a full pressure washer setup.
einszett Cockpit Cleaner. Dash and other interior cleaners typically leave your cockpit looking like a scene from Jersey Shore, shiny and greasy. einszett’s is the best I’ve found at leaving your interior surfaces with a matte finish that won’t blind your passengers when the sun hits your dash.
Uber Super Drying Microfiber Towel. Paying $30 for a towel to dry your car may seem crazy, but cheaper versions can leave swirl marks over time due to their poor manufacturing quality. Ease the death grip on your wallet and buy one, you’ll be glad you did. The very best way to dry a car is by air drying it but I’d hate for you to become the talk of your neighborhood.