CAR’s guide to microfibre cloths

Not all microfibre cloths are cut from the same cloth. Read our guide to the best microfibre cloths on the market.

A microfibre cloth being used on a car bonnet

by Ryan Gilmore |

There are a few garage essentials you just need, even if you don't own a car. Screwdrivers, lubricant, a good bucket - I could go on and on. One thing that is often overlooked, however, is microfibre cloths. These ultra-soft cloths are the absolute best thing you could own when cleaning is required.

I can't think of many car-cleaning tasks that wouldn't be improved in some way with a microfibre cloth. Washing your car's seats? A microfibre cloth will dry them more quickly. Buffing your paintwork? You'll get better results with a microfibre cloth. They're even perfect for dusting around your home. Thing is, not all microfibre cloths are the same, so we've compiled a list of the best microfibre car cloths for you.

What you need to know about microfibre car cloths:

What purpose do you need it for?

Microfibre cloths come in a variety of designs and have different purposes. The first thing you should buy is a set of general-purpose microfibre cloths. Not only will these undoubtedly bet the cheapest options, but they will be the most versatile.

Microfibre cloths designed for a specific purpose are not essential but will improve the overall look of your car after a wash. Glass, in particular, needs a specially designed cloth to look its best.

What should you look for?

There isn't much to look out for when looking for a good microfibre car cloth. As long as the reviews look good and the brand is reputable, you should always receive a quality product.

Check to see how it needs to be washed. Some are fine to put in the washing machine, while others need to be hand-washed to keep them effective. Machine-washable options are obviously easier to maintain but don't rule out hand-wash only examples, either.

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