The best car cleaning kits

• The best car cleaning kits on the market right now
• What you get in each kit and how you use it
• Tips for cleaning your car's interior and exterior

Car fans can have enviable, if not slightly disturbing love affairs with their cars. The past year or so has been challenging for petrolheads and partners of petrolheads alike; the former have been unable to go for drives as much as they would like, and the latter has been driven mad by the incessant moaning about it.

Under normal circumstances, car cleaning kits are a staple gift for car enthusiasts. But now, such kits serve an additional purpose of getting whinging drivers outside for a while and out of their partner’s hair.

Whatever reason you have for looking for complete car cleaning kits, there will be an option for you below. We’ve shortlisted the best car cleaning kits around for ease.

The best car cleaning kits:

Autoglym Bodywork, Wheels & Interiors – The Collection

Most comprehensive kit

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Autoglym-VP9SBWI-Collection-Bodywork-Interiors/dp/B00EF46HJU?tag=parkarticle87-21

Price: RRP £44.99 | VIEW OFFER

Autoglym invariably makes it to our lists of best car care products. We like a lot of its gear because it simply works. No fuss, just effectiveness and at a reasonable price. The Autoglym Collection includes products for interior, exterior, and wheels plus applicators.

Specifications

Exterior: 325ml Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner, 325ml Super Resin Polish, 325ml Extra Gloss Protection, 500ml Vinyl & Rubber Care
Interior: 500ml Interior Shampoo, 500ml Fast Glas
Applicators: Sponge
Extras: Hi-Tech Finishing Cloth, Hi-Tech Microfibre Drying Towel

King of Sheen Waterless Car Cleaning Kit

Waterless cleaning kit

King of Sheen Waterless Car Cleaning Kit

Price: RRP £34.99 | VIEW OFFER

Not having to get out the hose is an alluring prospect when faced with cleaning the car. The Wash and Wax spray included in this set has carnauba wax in it and can be used not only on paint but also on plastic and glass. The only drawback is that it doesnu2019t last terribly long u2013 you’ll get up to ten cleans according to King of Sheen. On the positive side, there are other excellent products included.

Specifications

Exterior: 500ml Universal Wheel Cleaner, 500ml Waterless Eco Wash & Wax, 500ml Tyre Shine
Interior: 500ml Glass Sparkle, 500ml Auto Fresh, 500ml Vinyl Shine
Applicators: Sponge
Extras: 2 x Professional Microfibre Cloths, 2 x Professional Microfibre Glass Cloths, Detailing Brush

Autobrite Essential Detailing Kit

Best for detailing

Autobrite Essential Detailing Kit

Price: RRP £51.81 | VIEW OFFER

If you like aromas, this kit is for you. The polish and wax smell of chocolate and the interior cleaner emits a fresh fragrance. This kit has fantastic applicators for a detailed clean.

Specifications

Exterior: 500ml Verry Cherry Non Acid Wheel Cleaner, 500ml Purple Velvet Shampoo, 500ml Chocolate Glaze, 500ml Well Dressed Trim & Tyre Gel
Interior: 500ml Crystal Glass Cleaner, 500ml Pink Sheen
Applicators: 2 x Foam Applicators
Extras: Synthetic Wool Wash Mitt, 3 x Microfibre Towels

Autoglym The Collection – Perfect Interiors

Best for interiors

Autoglym The Collection - Perfect Interiors

Price: RRP £17.33 | VIEW OFFER

The interior of a car is where we spend almost all of the time. Therefore, a dedicated kit to cleaning it is important. With Autoglym’s interior kit, you can tend to the upholstery, plastics, rubber, and glass.

Specifications

Exterior: 500ml Vinyl and Rubber Care
Interior: 500ml Interior Shampoo, 500ml Fast Glass, 500ml Vinyl and Rubber Care
Applicators: None
Extras: None

CarPlan Demon Car Cleaning Kit

Best value kit

CarPlan Demon Car Cleaning Kit

Price: RRP £20.88 | VIEW OFFER

We like value for money and heartily recommend such products that still do the job. With the exception of the air freshener, this kit is superb and the spray-on shine is ideal for people who really can’t be bothered polishing or waxing their car properly.

Specifications

Exterior: 1L Demon Shampoo, 1L Demon Shine, 1L Demon Wheels, 1L Demon Tyres
Interior: 1L Demon Clean (can be used on exterior too)
Applicators: Sponge
Extras: Demon Air Freshener

Meguiars Paint Restoration Kit

Best for paintwork

Meguiars Paint Restoration Kit

Price: RRP £52.29 | VIEW OFFER

For car owners finickity and pedantic about the condition of their car’s paintwork, this is the kit for them. It offers a full arsenal of weaponry specifically tasked to restore and rejuvenate paintwork.

Specifications

Exterior: 473ml Gold Class Car Wash, 25g Clay Bar, 295ml Quik Detailer, 295ml Ultimate Compound, 177ml Gold Class Carnauba Plus
Interior: None
Applicators: 2 x Soft Foam Applicator Pads
Extras: 2 x Microfibre Cloths

Sonax Profiline Ceramic Coating Evo

Best ceramic coating

Sonax Profiline Ceramic Coating Evo

Price: Currently unavailable | VIEW OFFER

Ceramic coating is a new and extremely durable and effective form of paint protection. We have a full guide about car ceramic products, and this is one of the best. It consists of a preparation coat to remove any previously-applied waxes or sealants, a basecoat, and final gloss coat. The end result is a long-lasting hydrophobic coating with high UV resistance and protection against bird poo, tree sap, and such substances.

Specifications

Exterior: Profiline Evo Prep, Profiline Evo Basecoat, Profiline Evo GlossCoat
Interior: None
Applicators: None
Extras: None

Autoglym Mini Kit

A perfect tester kit

Autoglym Mini Kit

Price: RRP £7 | VIEW OFFER

A very small kit from Autoglym, this kit makes a perfect gift or a tester product before you splash the cash on one of the most complete car cleaning sets.

Specifications

Exterior: 100ml Pure Shampoo, 100ml Super Resin Polish
Interior: None
Applicators: None
Extras: Air Fresh Tag

Turtle Wax Soft Top Cleaner & Conditioner Kit

Best for soft top cars

Turtle Wax Soft Top Cleaner & Conditioner Kit

Price: RRP £20 | VIEW OFFER

There are a few of us who own soft top cars, which we love dearly. Keeping the roof in prime condition is important not only for appearances but also condition and longevity of the fabric. This kit has a cleaner for removing dirt and a conditioner for weather protection and water repellency.

Specifications

Exterior: 500ml Soft Top Roof Cleaner, 500ml Soft Top Roof Conditioner
Interior: None
Applicators: None
Extras: None

Halfords Car Cleaning Award Winners Kit

Premium results on a budget

Halfords Car Cleaning Award Winners Kit

Price: RRP £10 | VIEW OFFER

Transform the exterior and interior of your car on a budget with this well-priced pack from Halfords. While it doesn’t have the most products here, it is exceedingly good value for award-winning products.

Specifications

Exterior: 500ml Car Wash & Wax, 500ml Car Polish, 500ml Wet Look Tyres
Interior: 500ml Upholstery Cleaner
Applicators: None
Extras: None

Car cleaning tips

We have a wealth of content on the topic of car cleaning and car care. If you want to know the specifics of which car shampoo is best or a guide to car polish, for example, check out the links below.

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