Over the years, I have favored some products over others when it comes to washing your car at your home. Depending on the look you are going for, you will most likely use different products to get different effects. These are the products our mechanics favor, because these seem to actually get the job done:
(do not use a dryer softener sheet when putting them in the dryer, they will actually lose their softness – I know, it’s a reverse effect!)
Not all towels are created equal and some work better than others. Using the wrong towel can result in micro-scratches on your paint. These are scratch-free and lint-free.
This is one of the best towels for water absorption with no streaking. Best for use drying the overall body of your car. You should definitely buy a few of these depending on the size of your vehicle.
This large glove can cover the whole side of the vehicle with a few swipes. It removes dirt and debris pretty decently and has a few color options to choose from.
This product not only helps clean away dirt and debris, but it helps condition your paint too. Added bonus is that it doesn’t remove the existing wax and it smells great as well!
It glides on smoothly and leaves a really nice waxy glow. You don’t need too much to get a really good shine.
This is the best tire gel. No dripping or streaks and it lasts a long time. Eagle One’s dense foam applicators work best for application and best of all they can be washed and reused.
The best protectant wipes for your car’s interior. These add a beautiful shine without any streaks and are a go to for interior vehicle cleaning.
There are several other products (and brands) on the market that you may use when washing your car, but we find these products to be the best (from our personal experience). We know…..most of the products are Meguiar’s brand, but for the most part, Meguiar’s delivers the best results. There are several other products we have not touched on, including leather care, wheel wax, carpet cleaner, headlight restoration cleaners, plastic trim polishes, and the list could just keep going. But honestly, if you take a day to wash your car in the driveway on a nice summer day and test all of these products, you will see results that I’m sure you will be happy with. Our techs have been using these for years and they have yet to let us down.
Please feel free to leave a comment with your opinions and suggestions!