Of course you want to take care of your vehicle. Whether you want the auto to maintain its value until it’s time to sell it, or you plan to drive it forever, some products can help keep it looking great. Here are our favorites this year.
Products that Help Keep that New-Car Shine
Mothers California Gold Clay Bar
Add the Mothers California Gold clay bar system to your auto washing routine for a perfect shine. It works like an exfoliating scrub for your car’s paint job, sluffing off sand, dust, and grit. Not only does it help clean the vehicle, but it helps wax adhere to the surface and last longer.
303 Touchless Sealant
We all know that Turtle Wax is the traditional standard for protecting your car’s finish. But, we don’t always have time for buffing the car to perfection – waxing on and waxing off. You can get the same new-car sheen with a fraction of the elbow grease by using 303 Touchless Sealant, an easy waxing alternative. This spray makes it easy to protect the car, keep it shiny, and repel water even longer than traditional wax paste.
Turtle Wax Microfiber Towels
You need the right tools to obtain that perfect shine. We recommend Turtle Wax microfiber towels and pads. Microfiber is a strong fabric made from polyester and nylon fibers that are able to trap up to 99% of dust and dirt, without the risk of scratching the surface or leaving behind lint.
3M Rubbing Compound
For those little scratches, stains, and small areas of oxidation you can remedy them yourself with this rubbing compound. You can purchase 3M Rubbing Compound at most car centers and try to buff them out.
Products that Restore Exterior Details
3M Headlight Renewal Kit
Headlight lenses tend to turn yellow and get more opaque over time. This discoloration can also negatively affect nighttime visibility, making it harder for the driver to see and navigate. The kit includes an abrasive agent to address the hazy quality of older headlights, plus a buffing product to make them clear again.
Outlast Trim & Plastic Restorer
Exterior trim details – like those around the wheels of a Jeep or on the bumper of an SUV – age and fade with time and exposure to the sun. Outlast Trim & Plastic Restorer by Armor All restores plastic, vinyl, and rubber trim of all colors. It is easy to apply and also lasts for up to 100 washes, preventing future fading and oxidation.
This product is the ultimate detailing tool. The Brush Hero is a powerful brush that uses water pressure and a rotating motion to get tough grime out of hard-to-reach places. It’s handy for easily cleaning wheel spokes and rims, as well as brushing the bugs off the front grill of your car.
Bilt Hamber Auto Wheel Cleaner
Get your rims sparkling like new with the Bilt Hamber Auto Wheel Cleaner. It’s a specially formulated spray solution with the right pH to safely clean alloy, aluminium and steel wheels.
Armor All Extreme Tire Shine
Don’t forget your tires! Using Armor All Extreme Tire Shine spray, you can be sure that your tires look great and are also protected from the elements. It works to condition and nourish the rubber in order to prevent cracking and fading over time and with long-term wear. Like a good waxing for the auto body, this product shields the tires for a few weeks before it should be reapplied.
Products to Keep the Interiors Spotless
CarGuys Super Cleaner
In our opinion, this is one of the best all-purpose cleaners for car interiors. CarGuys Super Cleaner is a versatile car maintenance spray that can be used to clean upholstery, carpet, leather, canvas, vinyl, plastic, rubber, wood and metal surfaces. It can be used to remove stains and clean car seats, the dashboard, steering wheel, doors and floor mats.
Dyson V7 Car+Boat Vacuum Cleaner
This product is a great investment for keeping the inside of your vehicle clean. The Dyson V7 Car+Boat is a powerful vacuum, yet it is cordless and relatively lightweight so you can easily handle it and maneuver around seats. It comes with a good selection of attachments and the battery lasts plenty long to do a thorough detailing job.
Scotchgard Auto Carpet Water Shield
Get more miles out of your floor mats with this product. Scotchgard™ Auto Carpet Water Shield can simply be sprayed on and it helps protect the carpet and fabric seats from rain, snow, and stains, while making it easier to clean in the future.
Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag
To keep your car smelling fresh, we don’t like those fake-smelling air fresheners even if they claim to restore that ‘new car scent.’ Using the Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag, however, you can eliminate odors, allergens, and excess moisture from the car interior. It is fragrance-free and lasts up to two years!