The best glass cleaner for your car

No smudges or watermarks will make all the difference to how your car looks.

The best glass cleaner for a car

by Ryan Gilmore |

I own a glass coffee table. It's a very good table don't get me wrong, but the glass needs constant cleaning. Pick up the TV remote and there will somehow be smudged finger marks on the glass, place a mug on a coaster and somehow the liquid will end up on the table, probably through magic. Point it, glass is a real pain to keep clean, even if you keep on top of it.

The same is true for your car. It may come with screenwash and windscreen wipers but your glass will still get mucky over time, especially when bird poo, pollen and other contaminants are introduced. That's why we've been looking for the best glass cleaners for your car to make sure your glass is as clean as it can be. We've found the best on the market, looking at price, effectiveness and how easy it is to apply.

The best glass cleaner for your car

Rain X 88199500 Rain Repellent and Glass Cleaner

The best overall glass cleaner
Rain X 88199500 Rain Repellent and Glass Cleaner
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Our number one pick for cleaning your car's glass, Rain X will not only remove deposits and leave a streak-free finish but it'll also ensure that rainwater beads off your windscreen, improving visibility at all times. We also like how easy it is to apply to your windscreen, simply spray on and wipe off with a drying towel.

Pros Cons
• It’ll improve safety • Only 500ml bottle
• An effective choice

Autoglym Car Glass Polish

The best glass cleaner for stunning results
Autoglym Car Glass Polish
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If you're after the best results possible then a proper glass polish like this one from Autoglym is an excellent choice. Formulated for glass and acrylic this polish will remove even the most stubborn deposits and leave your windows looking better than new and streak-free.

Pros Cons
• Unbeatable results • Time consuming to apply
• Cuts through dirt

Autoglym Fast Glass

The best glass cleaner for a quick clean
Autoglym Fast Glass
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An incredibly versatile option for cleaning more than just normal glass, this spray from Autoglym can also be used to clean mirrors, Perspex, acrylic and plastic windows which makes it ideal for cleaning a 911 GT3 RS or Renault Megane R26R. It won't clean as thoroughly as a polish but will still give excellent results and a streak-free finish with just a few sprays and a wipe down.

Pros Cons
• Effective cleaner • Not as good as other polishes
• Quick to apply
• Can be used on multiple window types

Armor All GAA37020ML Biodegradable Glass Wipes

The best glass cleaning wipes
Armor All GAA37020ML Biodegradable Glass Wipes
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The perfect quick fix should something splat onto your windscreen, these wipes may not be the most effective at cleaning large areas, but they will keep your glass clear on the move. Each pack contains 20 wipes and they're biodegradable too which makes them even better.

Pros Cons
• Very quick to use • No good for a large mess
• You get 20 in a pack

Rainx 81199200 Anti-Fog

The best glass cleaner for fog
Rainx 81199200 Anti-Fog
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Now, this product won't ever remove a dollop of bird poo but it will prevent the annoying fog that builds up on your windscreen if you leave it outside overnight. In one specific way then, this product is a cheap way of turning your car into a VW Phaeton. This will not only save time on a winters morning but will help visibility too. And it can be used for your bathroom mirror too.

Pros Cons
• Prevents fog in your car • No good for cleaning glass
• Improves visibility

The best glass cleaning tools

Invisible Glass 95161 Reach and Clean Tool

Invisible Glass 95161 Reach and Clean Tool
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Cleaning the inside of your car's windscreen can be a real chore, especially if you've got small arms and a vast dashboard area. Thankfully this tool is specifically designed to wipe down the inside of your windscreen, contouring to the curvature of the screen and can reach the corners with ease. Its microfibre cover can be machine washed and won't leave any marks either.

Meguiar's X190301EU Perfect Clarity Glass Towel

Meguiar's X190301EU Perfect Clarity Glass Towel
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The ultimate way to finish off a glass cleaning session is the ultimate glass drying towel. Designed specifically for glass this towel will leave a streak-free finish, a deep glossy shine and won't leave any lint on your windows.

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