If you've decided to upgrade your car cleaning methods, a good set of various brushes make a huge difference. Brushes are marvellous things for cleaning in general, they add mechanical cleaning on top of the chemical cleaning of any cleaning product you're using for a better overall result. The only downside is that stubborn stains require a fair amount of elbow grease to penetrate and break them down.
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Whether it's cleaning car carpets, paintwork or even stripping away surface rust, the right drill brush attachment will speed up the cleaning process and yield better results, all without you breaking a sweat. All you need is an electric screwdriver, impact driver or drill to unlock this next-level performance.
The best drill brush attachments for car cleaning
Premium Drill Brush, Extra Soft
The best drill brush for car carpet
Car mats are an obvious starting point for a motorised brush. The bristles will safely agitate the carpet fibres, lifting away embedded dirt while helping any carpet cleaner penetrate deeper into the fibres. This particular brush attachment from Kornley is the softest of five brushes they sell and is ideal for carpets, upholstery and leather. The super-soft bristles can even be used on glass and furniture meaning it's sure to find use around the home too.
Streetwize 3pc Drill Brush Head Set
The best drill brush set on a budget
This pack of three drill brush attachments from Streetwize will give you one brush for your exterior, wheels and interior. The toilet brush-looking head is rounded and therefore perfect for scrubbing the contours and folds of an alloy wheel, all without damaging it. The exterior brush is a 5cm disc and is best suited to smaller areas that are hard to clean with a standard brush, like door mechanisms and around the fuel filler cap. Finally, the interior is taken care of with a 10cm disc which features softer bristles for upholstery and carpet.
Sonic Scrubber Pro Detailer
The best drill brush for cleaning small surfaces
Resembling an electric toothbrush, the Sonic Scrubber Pro Detailer is different from the other options as it includes a small motor which means there's no need for a drill. It features four heads for different surfaces, including a soft head for carpets, two still brushes for exteriors and a tapered brush for cleaning awkward spaces. It's the perfect tool for when a detailing brush simply won't cut it.
Detailers United 5 Inch - 130mm Brush Attachment For DA & Rotary Polishers
The best polisher brush attachment
A novel way of repurposing a machine polisher is to attach a brush head to it and use it to clean your car. This brush features a velcro back and fairly stiff bristles to allow you to effortlessly clean bodywork without leaving any scratches or swirl marks. A word of warning, however: make sure not to get any cleaning chemicals or excessive water on the polisher.
Premium Drill Brush - Stiff, Red
The best drill brush attachment for rust removal
Another good quality option from Kornely, this brush makes use of much stiffer bristles for cutting through far tougher contaminants. It's way too tough to be applied to any part of a car unless you're trying to strip away surface rust. It can also be used for cleaning fireplaces, brickwork and garages, which is a testament to how tough those colour-coded bristles are. It measures 13cm in diameter and is a universal fit for drills and screwdrivers.