The Best Car Detailing Products on the Market

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What are the best car detailing products on the market?

There is nothing better than a clean car. Whether it is simply a spring clean, or lasting effort to keep your car in pristine condition, cleaning a car can be both satisfying and rewarding. Of course, sometimes your car needs a bit more attention, and this is where car detailing (or car valeting) comes in. From removing scratches to polishing the exhaust pipe itself, it can make the car seem as good as new, and provide a near-professional finish.

There are a whole host of products on the market dedicated to helping you get the most out of your car. Depending on what it is you need to do in order to detail your car to the highest possible standard, there are products available to help with every aspect – from the top edge of the windscreen to the tip of the exhaust.

No matter what you want to achieve with your car, these products will be able to help you get a flawless finish every single time. Where these products won’t help you though, is when trying to remove dents or scratches from your car (for that you will need to check out our colour-matching car paint repair or minor dent repair). They do, however, offer a superb standard of cleaning that is second only to a professional car detailing service.


One of the highest recommended car detailing brands on the market, Autoglym provides a whole host of products that are high quality and easy to recommend. From a simple wash, to a hydrophobic seal, to a pre-cleaning foam – Autoglym is well known for creating a product that can add a shine to any car.

In particular, Autoglym’s polish and shampoo options have a reputation for being fantastic products. Where it is important to ensure the car is fully clean before polishing it down (to avoid any dirt scratching the surface) a well-applied coat of Autoglym can help provide a beautiful finish to any exterior.

There is a reason that Autoglym have such a fantastic name for a quality car finish. Their products are some of the widest used in the automotive industry, with car repair experts recommending it nationwide. One of the biggest strengths of Autoglym is also the versatility of the range.

Turtle Wax

Like with Autoglym, Turtle Wax isn’t so much a singular product, but rather a whole range of products, each with a fantastic name in the industry.

Turtle Wax is one of the premium names in car waxes and car wax products. Founded in 1941, Turtle Wax has a long and established history of providing an excellent solution with a brilliant reputation for a wax that is barely rivaled within the industry.

Back in 2014, we wrote a blog detailing a number of car waxes, and Turtle Wax products were mentioned twice on the list. First, we recommended the Turtle Wax Super-Hard Shell Wax, a wax that is noted for its easy application, and then we also recommended Turtle Wax’s Carnauba Cleaner Wax. The Carnauba Cleaner Wax is a liquid wax that can leave a fine finish on an otherwise clean car.

Those are just two wax alternatives within the Turtle Wax range, and they are still two worth looking at in more detail. Turtle Wax often offer economic waxes of superb quality, and with a legacy like theirs, it is no wonder they have been around for almost 80 years as experts in the car detailing industry.

Autosol Metal Polish

Autosol Metal Polish is a very specific type of polish that can add the finishing touch to chrome, aluminium, or any other type of metal on the exterior of a car. It is for this reason that it has developed a reputation for adding a fantastic finish to metal car body parts.

It is not recommended for motorcycles, however Autosol is ideal for chrome-plated wheels or exhaust pipes that just need that slight touch up for additional shine. Autosol Metal Polish can remove tarnish from well-used car parts and restore metal back to its showroom condition with very little effort. Autosol is easy to use and provides a fantastic finish.

How Autosol works is it not only polishes the metal, but it also leaves a very thin wax coating on the metal surface, designed to preserve the metallic shine that has just been restored. This gives it a lasting shine that can make old metallic parts seem like new.

 CarPlan Demon Shine

One of the easiest to use car detailing products on the market, CarPlan’s Demon Shine is a spray on shine that needs the minimum effort to apply. It is as simple as spraying Demon Shine on your car, buffing the car, and leaving it be.

Demon Shine has fantastic reviews online for doing exactly what it promises every single time. It can be applied to any clean car, whether freshly washed or just rubbed clean, and simply sprayed on. Alternatively, it can be sprayed onto of a wax coat in order to seal it in and provide an impressive finish for any car.

The genius of Demon Shine comes in its ease of use. Inexpensive and efficient, CarPlan’s spray is one of the most effective car detailing products available for the amount of effort it requires for application. Not only is it a fantastic way to get that valet finish at home, but it is also a cost-effective way to add a shine to your car.

Meguiar’s Ultimate Snow Foam

Meguiar’s Ultimate Snow Foam is a well-known car shampoo within the car detailing industry. It has a reputation for being one of the most effective shampoos on the market, as it is easy to apply and even easier to rinse off. Once rinsed off, Meguiar’s Ultimate Snow Foam provides a finish that rivals professional car wash machines, making it a worthwhile product to apply to your car if you want to detail it at home.

Aimed at people who enjoy taking care of their car, or waxing it on a regular basis, the Meguiar’s Ultimate Snow Foam is a wax safe solution – meaning it won’t take any wax off the car that has already been meticulously applied.

The best way to apply Meguiar’s Ultimate Snow Foam is to wash the car down, apply the snow foam, and then wash it down again, for that incredibly satisfying, fresh washed gleam.

Throughout this article we’ve been exploring some of the best car detailing products on the market. This has been an exploration of some of the detailing products that are available for the exterior of your car. To read more about the products we would recommend for the interior of your car, please read our article on the best Upholstery Cleaners for Seats and Carpets.

Of course, detailing your car is only one way of looking after it. To get any scratches or bumps removed from your car professionally, feel free to contact us today for a free, no-obligation estimate.

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