The best car cleaning kits for your budget

A wide range of car detailing products to suit your budget


by Myles Warwood |

Car cleaning can be an expensive habit. You start with some car shampoo and chamois leather, and before you know it, you’ve built yourself up to snow foam and cleaning cloths, and you’re calling around your local car parts dealers to see whether they have any wax.

We get it. Getting your car looking as good as possible is an immensely satisfying and rewarding job. Having water bead perfectly on the roof and bonnet when it rains and seeing yourself in the paintwork after a good wax is delightful.

It’s not a habit you need to kick, but your bank balance would probably appreciate it if you were not ringing it dry every month spending money on purchases which could probably be made better as a kit.

We’ve searched the internet and found the best car cleaning kits to match your budget. Couple this with some budget car shampoo and affordable car wax, and you're laughing.

Up to £50

This is a solid entry-level starting point. Something to give you a feeling about whether detailing is for you, you won’t be breaking the bank, and you’ll be getting some good products to make your car look shiny.

CarPlan Demon 7 Piece Car Care Gift Pack

CarPlan Demon 7 Piece Car Care Gift Pack
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The Demon Gift Pack contains all you need for that perfect showroom finish, inside and out. Your car will look and smell great with five one-litre cleaning products, a sponge, and a Demon air freshener. Even if you don’t have a pressure washer with a snow foam gun, you can use all of these products, which will be welcome news to many.

Armor All Car Cleaning Kit

Armor All Car Cleaning Kit
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Another bundle where no pressure washer is required, you can get that showroom shine at home, quickly and easily, thanks to Armor All Wash & Wax and Wheel & Tire Cleaner.

The powerful dual-action speed shine formula thoroughly dissolves dirt and grime while waxing your car as you wash, adding that 'just waxed' shine with carnauba wax protection. This insect remover is safe to use on your car’s paintwork, glass and trim and is a powerful, fast and effective way to clean built-up dirt, oil, grease, tar, bugs, stubborn stains and bird droppings to keep your car gleaming.

Autoglym Polar Collection

Autoglym VP3PC Polar Collection
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This may well be all the bundle you need if you want to give your car a nice finish with a hydrophobic coating that would bead up the water a good treat. It contains everything you need to pre-wash, wash, and protect your vehicle using a pressure washer and foaming gun.

Polar Blast is a rich snow foam that covers the vehicle in a rich blanket of foam that clings to paintwork to loosen dirt and heavy soiling before shampooing gently. Polar Wash is a safe and effective cleaner that should be applied after pre-washing with the snow foam, while Polar Seal is a protective, hydrophobic coating for a quick and easy high-gloss finish.

Autoglym Staycation Rapid Valet

Autoglym Staycation Rapid Valet
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Suppose you don’t have a snow foam cannon and still want that Autoglym finishes. In that case, there is this option, the Autoglym Staycation Rapid Valet, which will provide cleaning products for the interior and exterior of your car.

The pH neutral, low foaming shampoo provides a water-repellant finish for ongoing protection and easy rinsing with a collection of Autoglym’s best-selling products designed to keep your interior at its best and a rapid ceramic spray which will keep your exterior paintwork protected.

£50 - £100 kits

More of the intermediate level of cleaning your car now, you’ve tried out the kits, but you have to go further and want more shine, more protection and more car cleaning toys to play with.

You may just want to make the interior clean as you’ve mastered the products you need for your exterior. We hear you; take a look below.

Pure Definition Car Detailing Kit

Pure Definition Car Detailing Kit
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Transform the condition of the exterior and interior of your vehicle, remove the camouflage of scratches preventing you from achieving a brand new showroom finish and create a crystal clear high gloss protective finish. Decontaminate the surface back to its smooth showroom condition, from pre-wash snow foam and shampoo to clay and glazes finishing off with wax and interior cleaners.

Car Gods Interior Detailing Gift Pack

Car Gods Interior Detailing Gift Pack
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It is the perfect kit for any detailing lover who wants to get the best out of their vehicle’s bodywork and interior. Housed in this exclusive Car Gods backpack are all the products you need to breathe new life into your car. Wash, rejuvenate, and protect with a selection of divine products brought to you by the Car Gods.

Meguiar's Ultimate Paint Care Kit

Meguiar's Ultimate Paint Care Kit
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This kit is all about the finish you put on your car than the whole washing process, it may seem expensive, but you’re not going to use it every single time you wash your vehicle, so it may have more durability than you think.

Scratches and swirls are the most common paint problems car owners suffer across the UK.

These annoying marks are easier to remove than most people think; it takes the right product, a little know-how and the right accessories. Meguiar's Ultimate Compound dramatically reduces the time and effort required to restore scratched and swirled paint. It also is the perfect product for correcting the colour and clarity of faded and tired paint. Meguiar's exclusive micro-abrasive technology works fast but is safe for all finish types, including clear coat paint and single-stage paint.

£100 and over

Yes, you can spend that much on just car cleaning products – at this point, your habit is either nasty, and you’re cleaning your car and your neighbour’s cars daily, or you’re a pro.

Car Gods Ceramic Si02 Black Wax Perfection Detailing

Car Gods Ceramic Si02 Black Wax Perfection Detailing
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The black ceramic perfection kit includes all the products you need for deep cleaning and decontamination in preparation for applying our ceramic wax. A powerful iron fallout remover, tar dissolver, alcohol-free bug remover, super-thick snow foam, and ph Neutral car shampoo are included.

Car God's black ceramic wax is designed to leave the perfect finish for black vehicles, leaving your car with unrivalled shine and months of protection from the elements.

Stjarnagloss The Ultimate Detailing Kit

Stjarnagloss The Ultimate Detailing Kit

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Whether you've just taken ownership of a car or simply think it needs more attention after a year or so of maintenance washes, this kit gives you what you need to strip the contamination from your car's paint and give it a complete 'deep clean'. This is proper detailing - not just a quick spray and rinse.

Total Surface Protection Kit

Total Surface Protection Kit

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This kit gives you everything you need to clean your car inside and out, and purchasing as a group like this would save you 15 per cent more than if you were buying each item individually—something to think about if you keep going back and buying products.

The Total Surface Protection Kit contains all of the must-haves you need to look after your interior and exterior surfaces.

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