Best Car Cleaning Interior Products

Cleaning the interior of a car can be made much easier if the tools and products used to do the job make the process easier, quicker and also achieve the best results, in this article I will share some of the best car cleaning interior products and tools available to make cleaning the interior of a car a pleasure to do.

Valeters Choices - Best Car Cleaning Interior Products

Below we have listed our top choice products that would be needed to clean the interior of a car from start to finish, having the best products can save time, money, and effort, not only for professional valeters and detailers but also for car enthusiasts at home.

What is the process of cleaning the interior of a car?

There are a number of steps to cover when cleaning the interior of a car, below is a list of jobs that need to covered to ensure the whole of the car’s interior is cleaned to perfection.

  1. Remove any rubbish or personal items.
  2. Remove floor mats.
  3. Vacuum clean larger visible dirt from interior floor, seats, and boot.
  4. Remove dust from awkward areas such as heater vents, switches, steering column, and dash, using a detailing brush.
  5. Clean Trim with an all-purpose cleaner.
  6. Clean roof lining with an all-purpose cleaner.
  7. Clean Seats with a vacuum cleaner and an upholstery cleaner, use an all-purpose cleaner on leather.
  8. Clean carpets with a fabric cleaner and upholstery brush.
  9. Clean door jams and sills with an all-purpose cleaner.
  10. Clean floor mats with a fabric cleaner and upholstery brush.
  11. Apply a dressing to the trim.
  12. Apply protection to the seats.
  13. Clean vehicle glass inside and out.
  14. Apply air freshener.
  15. Replace floor mats ensuring the pile is brushed in one direction.

Detailing Brushes

5 x Specialist Soft Natural Hog Hair Detailing Brushes for Car Cleaning Vents, Dash, Trim, Seats,...
  • ✔ SET OF 5 DETAILING BRUSHES - Various Sizes for Different Valeting Applications
  • ✔ SELECTION OF SIZES - Five Sizes to Allow you to get into the Nooks and Crannies
  • ✔ SOFT HOG HAIR BRUSH - Densely Packed Hair Provides a Sturdy and Efficient Cleaning Brush
  • ✔ SOFT BUT STURDY - The Soft but Sturdy Brushes Allow for a Variety of Uses on Wheels, Plastics, Badges and Interiors
  • ✔ STRONG WOODEN HANDLES - Each Brush Has a Strong Wooden Handle with Hole, Allowing you to Hang Brush to Allow to Dry Properly

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All-purpose cleaner

Meguiar's D10101 Detailer All Purpose Cleaner 3.79L for all interior and exterior surfaces
  • All purpose cleaner: ideal for cleaning all interior surfaces
  • Active foaming action lifts dirt
  • Fabric softeners and optical brighteners enhance the look and feel of interior surfaces
  • Use on carpet, upholstery, vinyl and even leather
  • Can be used between a 4: 1 ratio (heavy strength) and a 10: 1 ratio (medium strength)

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Micro-fiber cloths

Tsumbay Car Cleaning Cloths, 12 Pack Microfiber Car Washing Clothes, Super Absorbent Car Washing...
  • 【12 Packs Cleaning Cloths】 - 12 pack 16inch*16inch Tsumbay microfiber cloths can be used for different cleaning ways. The Gray body, blue fine edging looks refined. These towels can be reused and used for a long time, keep your car and home clean and tidy by one set.
  • 【Premium Material, Ultra Soft Microfiber】- Tsumbay car wash towels can effectively clean your car without leaving scratches, lint or stripe residue. This is definitely the safest towel ever and can be used on any sensitive surface. It picks up dirt and holds it deep in its structure, preventing scratches while gentle microfiber is polishing your car.
  • 【Super Absorbency】- Weighs 400gsm, Tsumbay Car Cleaning Cloths set ensure super water absorbing capacity and dirt-removing power. It can absorb up to 10 times their own weight of water, greatly reducing the drying time. More importantly, they can be reused hundreds of times without losing absorbency. The best choice for effective cleaning!
  • 【Multi-Function Use】- The drying and cleaning capabilities of these Microfiber Towels can be used not only for automotive purposes, but also perfect for office, home and even for industrial or professional uses. Ideal for cleaning windows, tiles, desks, dishes, etc.
  • 【Ideal Durability】- Tsumbay Microfibre Cloths' high density ensures repeated use. Typically they can be washed several hundred times, no shrinking and no fade without losing quality, saving you money without changing towels frequently.

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Upholstery Brush

MOTHERS 155900 Carpet and Upholstery Brush
  • Ergonomic hourglass shape
  • Non-slip comfort grip
  • Stiff bristles for carpet & upholstery scrubbing power
  • Lightweight, ergonomic design
  • Peg-hole for hanging storage

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Carpet and Interior Cleaner

Meguiar's G9416EU Heavy Duty Carpet & Interior Cleaner 473ml
  • Professional-strength carpet, fabric and upholstery cleaning with deep cleaning power to remove staining and odors
  • Quickly breaks down and removes oil & water based stains
  • Dries quickly without leaving behind a sticky residue
  • Leaves carpets and upholstery looking and smelling fresh, and feeling like-new
  • Great for cleaning carpets, vinyl, upholstery, mats and seat belts straps.

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Trim Dressing

Meguiar's D17001 Detailer Hyper Dressing 3.79L for all interior and exterior trim, plastic, vinyl...
  • Choose your shine: dilutes up to 4: 1, giving you options for shine level from high gloss to a satin glow
  • Best results: get the highest shine possible on non-painted rubber, plastic and vinyl parts on your car’s interior and exterior surfaces
  • Versatile: has multiple applications, including interior and exterior trim pieces, vinyl surfaces Tires, wheel wells, engine rubber and plastics, and more
  • Water-based formula: safe to use and leaves a pleasant scent
  • Spray on, wipe off: easy and convenient two steps

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Glass Cleaner

Invisible Glass 92164 Premium Glass Cleaner for Window, Windscreen and Mirrors, 650 ml
  • Superior cleaning power and invisible clarity
  • Cleans windows, mirrors, windscreens and other glass surfaces
  • More powerful than other glass cleaners
  • No streak, no haze, no residue formula
  • Contains no soaps, foams, scents or dyes

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Air Freshener

Dirtbusters car Interior Odour Eliminator air freshner for Carpets and Upholstery Odour neutraliser...
  • Dirtbusters car odour eliminator contains a unique formula which continually reactivates to remove bad odours from car carpets, upholstery and general interior. Removes pet odours, neutralises spilt milk and other bad odours.
  • The reactivating treatment eliminates odours at source and continues to work to eradicate and deodorise bad odour.
  • The product also contains an odour lock so that once the odour is eliminated the source of the odour can not reactivate.
  • Simply spray onto car carpets ,upholstery or use as an air freshner. Allow to work for a few hours and fully dry before use and car carpets and upholstery will smell fresh once again.
  • Wild fig and cassis fragrance

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Vacuum Cleaner

Kärcher WD5 Wet & Dry Vacuum + Kärcher 2.863-221.0 Suction Brush Set + Kärcher 2.863-145.0 Nozzle...
  • For the jobs too tough for your indoor vacuum - Effortless vacuuming and perfect dirt pick up for the car, garage and garden.
  • Powerful, but efficient, 1100W motor - can handle light dirt, dust, heavy rubble and even liquid spills
  • Robust 25L container - 25L container with a durable and long lasting design.
  • Suitable for all Kärcher Home & Garden Multi-Purpose Vacuum Cleaners.
  • Suction brush with hard bristles for thorough cleaning of upholstery and carpet surfaces.

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Car interior cleaning process video by (Detailing World)


By having the best car cleaning interior products to complete the cleaning process, the job becomes much faster, easier, and more productive.

cleaning the interior of a car using a step by step method ensures the process can be completed methodically.

It is important to use the right products for cleaning different areas of the interior of a car.

I hope this article has been useful to you if you would like to leave a comment about the products you prefer to use please do so below.