Skip advert
Advertisement

Clean your car for under £300

The first step in making cleaning easier is to invest in a hose. A wall-mounted retractable reel is easiest to use, and our test winner is the Kingfisher 20 Metre version (£64.95). Simple reels can be had for much less, though, and often come with a multi-spray gun.

With a hose and electricity where you clean, you can invest in the biggest factor in speeding up valeting – a pressure washer. With a good pressure washer shampoo, it can leave very little grime to wipe off with a mitt. Our current pick is the Karcher K4 Full Control Home (£199.87).

Advertisement - Article continues below

A brush can make quicker work of a grimy rim than a mitt. Muc-Off’s Wheel & Component brush (£3.99) is our favourite, as it’s tough enough to work surfaces hard, and has the length to reach in between spokes.

What you'll need:

Items from under £15, £35, £70, £100 and £140 plus...

  • • Kingfisher 20 metre hose (£64.95)
  • • Karcher K4 Full Control Home (£199.87)
  • • Muc-Off Wheel & Component Brush (£3.99)

Click the links below for other budgets

Skip advert
Advertisement
Products editor

Kim has worked for Auto Express for more than three decades and all but a year of that time in the Products section. His current role as products editor involves managing the section’s content and team of testers plus doing some of the tests himself. 

Skip advert
Advertisement

Most Popular

Toyota Yaris vs Renault Clio 2024 twin test: hybrid supermini battle
Toyota Yaris vs Renault Clio E-Tech - front tracking
Car group tests

Toyota Yaris vs Renault Clio 2024 twin test: hybrid supermini battle

With more and more electrified rivals arriving, Toyota has given its hybrid-only Yaris a facelift. We put it up against Renault’s class-leading Clio.
13 Apr 2024
'The cure for slow electric car sales is simple - lower prices'
Mike Rutherford opinion - Skoda Enyaq tracking shot
Opinion

'The cure for slow electric car sales is simple - lower prices'

Mike Rutherford thinks the prices of electric cars is the number one thing deterring consumers from making the switch
14 Apr 2024
New Volkswagen Golf 2024: facelifted hatchback icon on sale from 11 April
Facelifted Volkswagen Golf - front static
News

New Volkswagen Golf 2024: facelifted hatchback icon on sale from 11 April

The eighth-generation Golf has been given a mid-life refresh - just in time for the model’s 50th birthday
9 Apr 2024