Best Car Interior Cleaner for 2022

Ready to stock up on car interior cleaning products as spring begins to draw near? Great, you’ve come to the right place. After working with so many different products, I’ve rounded up the best car interior cleaning products so you don’t have to worry about buying and feeling buyer’s remorse. Read on for top picks, tips, and everything you need to know from Roadshow.

Griot’s Garage

If you’re looking to make sure every dashboard in your car looks clean and fresh, you won’t go wrong with Griot’s Garage Interior Cleaner. It easily removes dust, dirt and oils from a number of finishes, including fabric upholstery and even leather seats. It is a wonderful product and I can only recommend it.

from adam

If you don’t want to go with Griot’s Garage, Adam’s Total Interior Cleaner is a more than suitable second choice. Heck, it was hard to choose between the two for the better cleaner place. Consider that a tie because the Adam product also does a great job of cleaning any panel of a car’s interior from dust and dirt. However, be sure to test the cleaner if you use it on a cloth. It is not suitable for all types of car coatings. Bonus: this car wash smells great.

carfiding

When it comes to cleaning leather, I love Carfidant’s Ultimate Leather Cleaner. It can remove years of ground-in dirt from a leather seat surface, which can be especially problematic for light-colored leather cars. Then that interior detail leaves a perfect surface for you to follow with your favorite leather care conditioner. Keep those leather seats and door panels soft and supple with this great cleaner, folks.

Relentless driving

If you just need to worry about tough dirt and stains on carpets, floor mats and car seat upholstery, look no further than Relentless Drive. This cleaning kit bundles the company’s excellent carpet and upholstery cleaner with a surface-scrubbing brush so you can use your elbow grease to remove anything distracting from most surfaces. Definitely test the interior detailing product in a hard-to-see spot before spraying it all over. It’s always good to make sure that a cleaning product won’t do anything funky to your car’s interior.

Stoner car maintenance

Stoner’s Invisible Glass is on two of Roadshow’s best cleaners lists, but it’s definitely the top pick when it comes to window cleaning. It’s hard to streak with this product when using a clean microfiber cloth, and it delivers a super clean finish on even the dirtiest interior windows. I put a two-pack of this glass cleaner here because you’ll love it so much you’ll probably start using it around the house.

Armor All

Car interior cleaning wipes are not my favorite product. If you’re a fan, however, Armor All Classic Cleaning Wipes do a good job of, well, cleaning surfaces of dust and dirt. These car interior care wipes are especially nice for hard-to-reach surfaces because they’re so thin. If you want to go that route, Armor All is a solid interior cleaning choice. And an affordable budget, too.

The chemistry guys

I wanted to give you another option for an interior surface cleaner and protectant aside from the Adam’s product. Especially if you don’t mind the blueberry smell, which Adam’s Purpose cleanser infuses. Chemical Guys Total Interior Cleaner & Protectant is safe for anything on the dashboard, door panels, etc. You can even wipe down interior touchscreens with this product and it leaves no greasy residue.

Comparison of the best car interior cleaners for 2022

Brand Last name Price
Best General Car Interior Cleaner

Griot’s Garage

Interior Cleaner

$13

Finalist for Best Overall Car Interior Cleaner

from adam

Total interior cleaner and protectant

$13

Best Car Interior Leather Cleaner

carfiding

Ultimate Leather Cleaner

$17

Best car interior carpet cleaner

Relentless driving

car upholstery cleaning kit

$20

Best car interior glass cleaner

Ripper

Invisible glass

$13

The best car interior cleaning wipes

Armor All

Cleaning wipes

$5

Best car interior cleaner and protectant

The chemistry guys

Total interior cleaner and protectant

$10

Griot’s Garage

Tips for cleaning the interior of the car

  • First test a cleaning product: I’ve noted this with carpet and upholstery cleaners, but you should always try a new product on an area you can’t see to make sure a product works well with a material or surface.
  • Clean often to keep your car smelling good: The more often you clean an interior with these types of products, the fresher your interior will smell. Most of these products have an appealing scent!
  • A little car cleaner goes a long way: You don’t need to over-saturate an applicator or microfiber towel to get results. Just spray a little at first and go from there.
  • First clean the windows: If you clean your windows first, then you can wipe away any residue that falls from the window cleaner overspray.

The chemistry guys

Car Interior Cleaner FAQ

What is the best car interior cleaner?

It really depends on what you’re looking to clean, but you can’t go wrong with an all-purpose cleaner like Griot’s Garage Interior Cleaner. It works on almost any surface.

What do car detailers use to clean interiors?

Just like you, they choose the products they prefer! You would be surprised at the brands used by professional retailers.

How can I get rid of foul odors in my car and keep it fresh?

Locate the main source of the odor. It could be something stuck under the seat or something you forgot. Once you get rid of it, be sure to vacuum it well and use one of the products on this list to clean the entire interior. You can even leave your windows rolled down to ventilate the smell.

What’s the best thing to clean a car dashboard?

Always choose a car interior cleaner intended for car plastics and leathers. Whether you prefer something that can just clean the dash or leave a layer of UV protection is up to you.

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