Brushes may seem Neolithic in a world where car cleaning involves ceramic coatings and other such high-tech products. But humble brushes still have their rightful place.
The tricky thing with car brushes is knowing which ones are any good. More specifically, which ones have soft bristles; a handle and head that won’t get banged against the bodywork; and are made to last. We’ve selected and recommended the best car washing brushes largely following these requirements.
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The best car wash brushes:
Quality general wash brush
Very sturdy and basic. The bristles splay out from the head, meaning it is only the bristles that
The classic two in one. The sponge and opposing rubber squeegee blade are both 200mm wide, and the
The Hozelock brush incorporates a number of useful features. Naturally, you can attach it to the
Best for small cars
Perfect for smaller cars, Hozelocku2019s second winner (is that an oxymoron?) here bears several
Best for wheels
Best Karcher car brush
Also for use specifically with Karcher K2 to K7 pressure washers. Elongated and with all-round
Not technically a brush, but microfibre wash mitts are great allies for a car wash. The noodles on
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