If you’re a car enthusiast, it’s likely that you take good care of your vehicle. And if that’s the case, then you probably know the importance of having products that protect and maintain your car. In fact, if you’re like us at Autobytel, you probably have a collection of products in your garage that go beyond what’s recommended by manufacturers. That said, if you want to find out which products we use and recommend—or even just want to get some tips on how to keep your car looking its best—we’ve put together this list of our top five must-have car care items (and why).
Armor All® Protectant
Armor All® Protectant is a silicone-based protectant that protects and shines your car. It’s easy to apply, easy to remove, and a great value. It’s suitable for use in all seasons: Armor All® Protectant can be used in the winter to preserve your car’s finish from salt, snow, ice and more; and in the summer as a shine booster. This product is also perfect for removing light scratches from paintwork before polishing or waxing.
Meguiar’s® Ultimate Quik Wax
With Quik Wax, you can apply a protective layer to your car in less than five minutes and remove it just as quickly. That’s because the wax uses synthetic polymers that bond to the surface of your car and provide UV protection.
The secret is Meguiar’s® patented Super Polymer Wet Diamond Coating Technology™, which helps prevent water spots from forming on your vehicle. It also repels dirt, salt spray and road grime that cause oxidation on painted surfaces.
Meguiar’s® Hot Rims® Chrome Wheel Cleaner
Meguiar’s® Hot Rims® Chrome Wheel Cleaner is a professional-strength cleaning solution that safely removes dirt and grime from chrome wheels without drying them out. It also works on plastic, aluminum, and polished aluminum wheels.
The product comes in an easy-to-use spray bottle, so you don’t have to use any scrubbing or messy rags to get your car looking its best. The formula is nonabrasive, so it won’t scratch up the surface of your wheels while it cleans them—which means no more scuffs or dings! The cleaner works fast and can be used on all wheel types: steel, powder coated aluminum alloy (PCA), cast aluminum alloy (CAA), and stainless steel.
Since this product doesn’t require any rubbing or rinsing either, Meguiar’s Hot Rims Chrome Wheel Cleaner makes for an excellent choice if you’re looking for something that will help keep your vehicle clean without taking up too much time or effort on your part.
Armor All® Ultra Shine Wash Wipes
The Armor All® Ultra Shine Wash Wipes are an easy and convenient way to keep your car clean.
The wipes come in a pack of eight, and each wipe is about 4 x 4 inches. They’re efficient for removing dirt, grime, and fingerprints without the need for water or soap.
To use them: wipe down your car with a rag after washing it; then use one of the wipes on any spots you missed; finish off by polishing your vehicle with microfiber towels (which can also be found at Walmart). This process works best when done immediately following washing your vehicle; however, if you don’t have time to do so right away, they’re still useful when used later in the day or even several days later.
These wipes are available online at Walmart for $7.98 per pack—a great deal!
Meguiar’s Mirror Glaze Detailer
Meguiar’s Mirror Glaze Detailer is a must-have for anyone who wants to keep their car clean and protected. This product cleans and protects paint, glass and other surfaces for months—ensuring that you’ll have a scratch-free shine no matter where you drive your vehicle.
The product is safe for all finishes, easy to apply by hand or machine, and can be used on glass, chrome and other surfaces. You can even use it on motorcycle helmets!
It’s so easy to use that it doesn’t take much time out of your day—you just spray it on the surface of your vehicle (or helmet) then wipe off with a microfiber towel. The result will leave behind a deep shine without any glare; perfect if you’re driving in the sun this summer!
These are the products that experts use for car care.
Whether you’re looking to take care of your car or a friend’s, there are a few products that experts recommend. The following items will help you keep your vehicle clean and running smoothly:
- A high-quality vacuum cleaner
- A waxing kit
- Synthetic motor oil (for modern cars)
Keeping your vehicle in good condition is important for a number of reasons. First, it will make driving more comfortable and enjoyable; second, it can also save you money on repairs later down the road—and who doesn’t want to save some cash?
We hope that this article has been helpful in guiding you toward the right products for your car. There’s no need to feel overwhelmed with so many options out there—with just a little bit of research, we promise you can find exactly what you need! Happy shopping!