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Best Car Wash Kits for Interior and Exterior Cleaning

Love a clean car? These DIY car wash kits help you achieve that showroom-like sparkle and shine.

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Griot’s Garage Ultimate Wash, Wheel and Dry Kit

Ranging from $99-$150, the Griot’s Garage car wash kit is definitely on the pricy side. But if you want high-quality materials in a basic DIY car wash kit, then you’ll like what Griot’s Garage has to offer. It’s one of the best car wash kits available for at-home car cleaning.

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Armor All Complete Car Care Kit

Armor All’s basic car wash kit costs around $13, making it a great option for the budget-conscious washer. This car interior and exterior cleaning kit includes 10 ounces of Original Protectant interior cleaner, 25 glass wipes, 20 ounces of tire foam protectant and 16 ounces of Ultra Shine Wash and Wax. It’ll have you cleaning your car like a professional detailer.

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Jax Wax Essentials Exterior Bucket Kit

Along with a 3-1/2 gallon resealable bucket for easy grab-and-go washing, this kit contains eight ounces of Liquid Carnauba paste wax, 16 ounces of body shine showroom spray wax, a wash and wax soap, two microfiber towels, a wash mitt and an applicator sponge. These high-quality tools make DIY car detailing easy.

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Chemical Guys Best Sellers Car Wash Kit

As a brand, Chemical Guys is known for their quality cleaning products. So while their full-service car detailing kit will cost you around $100, you can bet it’s going to get the job done and then some. When washing a car at home many people focus on the exterior shine, but a car interior cleaning kit is just as important. This full package contains products for both so you can get stains out of your car seats and grime off your windshield.

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Chemical Guys Drought-Buster Waterless Car Wash & Wax Kit

The Drought-Buster car wash kit isn’t your average waterless option, as it involves mixing the concentrate with distilled water in a spray bottle. The concentrate is made with a mix of carnauba wax, clay, surfactants and lubricating agents. As with all waterless car wash kits, this works better for DIY car upkeep than after a long road trip where bugs and mud cover every inch of your vehicle. Expect to pay around $50 for this one. The kit contains 16 ounces of a waterless car wash concentrate, four microfiber towels and a spray bottle. Simple!

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Carrand 10-Piece Specialty Car Wash Bucket

At around $35, Carrand’s car wash kit is great for someone looking for a basic option. It includes three microfiber towels, two microfiber applicator pads, a microfiber wheel detailer, lug nut brush, gripper handle and a three-gallon bucket. What’s missing? The soap! Pair this bucket pack with your favorite car soap and interior cleaning kit when it’s time to wash your car.

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Griot’s Garage Spray-On Car Wash Kit

This $30 kit by Griot’s Garage is a waterless option meant for cleaning the exterior of your car in a jiffy. It includes 35 ounces of Griot’s Spray-On car wash and three microfiber towels. You’ll need a more thorough car wash in the winter to remove road salt and prevent rust, but this is a good spray for touching up your shine.

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Nanoskin AutoScrub Fine Grade Wash Mitt Pro Starter Kit

If you’re looking for a clay bar in your basic car wash kit, try this $80 car cleaning kit from Nanoskin. The clay bar removes the fine pits and particulate matter that dig into your car’s finish. The kit includes a Nanoskin wash mitt, detailing apron, 16 ounces of Bubble Bath wash and shine shampoo and Nano Shock hydrophobic sealant, plus two ounces of Rain Prep glass cleaner and a Rain glass sealant.

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Alexa Erickson
Alexa is an experienced lifestyle and news writer, currently working with Reader's Digest, Shape Magazine and various other publications. She loves writing about her travels, health, wellness, home decor, food and drink, fashion, beauty and scientific news. Follow her traveling adventures on Instagram: @living_by_lex, send her a message: [email protected] and check out her website: livingbylex.com

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