Many of us car owners take our vehicles to car wash centers like Zips or Mr Car Wash for some thorough cleaning. But you can also do this yourself, if you have the time. The right vacuum for cars can make cleaning the interior of your vehicle easy and efficient. But how exactly does a person determine which car vacuum is the best one for them? Factors like price, weight, maneuverability, ease of use, corded or cordless, and accessories should be taken into consideration.
1. BLACK+DECKER Flex Car Vacuum
- Built-in, flexible hose
- Good suction power
- Long cord
- Easy to clean dust bin
- Hose is narrow
- Accessories are limited
The BLACK+DECKER Flex Auto Vacuum has an impressive suction power, very portable and looks very nice. This corded model weighs only 3.3 pounds and has a 16-foot power cable along with an extra 4-foot integrated hose which means it has a combined cord length of 20 feet.
The Flex has been found to clear sand from surfaces including inside cup holders and dashboards. You’ll need to use its nozzle tool to suction particles on soft surfaces like the floor mats. It does a pretty good job of clearing most kinds of debris like sand, pet hair and food particles. However mulch can be a bit of a problem since the cleaning hose is too narrow.
The Flex comes with a nozzle tool and combination brush, along with a crevice attachment.
2. THISWORX Portable Car Vacuum Cleaner
- Useful attachments
- Storage bag
- Strong suction power
- Exhaust vent could spray fine particles
- Debris could get lodged in the nozzle tip of the vacuum
THISWORX Portable Car Vacuum Cleaner is a winner when it comes to giving you value for your money. You can plug it into the 12v outlet of your car and you also get a 16 feet cord. It has excellent suction power and can grab pieces of cereals under hood levers. The attachment hose may appear flimsy but it’s actually pretty solid and will do a good job of cleaning up door pockets and under car seats.
This car vacuum doesn’t come with bells and whistles but it gets the job done and is budget-friendly. However, it’s not without drawbacks. In fact, because it only has a basic filter, some debris could escape which is why you should regularly empty the dust bin it comes with.
3. Hoover ONEPWR Blade MAX AutoVac Vacuum Cleaner
- Lots of accessories
- Comes with 2 rechargeable batteries
- Batteries charge quickly
- Large dust bin
- No stand
- May cause difficulty reaching tight areas
Investing in a premium car vacuum could make sense for people who want convenience and ease of use. The cordless Hoover ONEPWR Blade MAX features the longest run time plus you get an extra battery life in case you’re trying to clean several vehicles in one go. You get a slew of accessories that will make cleaning all kinds of debris easy and doable. The large capacity dust bin also makes sure you don’t have to keep emptying it which can be a hassle.
This vacuum in spite of its powerful suction, is actually very quiet when you choose the standard mode. Each battery takes 3-4 hours to fully charge and run time is 45 minutes per.
Cleaning your car’s interior is a breeze with the Hoover ONEPWR Blade MAX as it can clear out sand and other particles in just one pass. The attachments also ensure you can clean cup holders, door pockets, and compartments.
4. eufy by Anker HomeVac H30 Venture
- Suction has 2 modes
- Has a charging stand
- Wide nozzle
- Small dust bin
The eufy HomeVac H30 Venture performs very well on both soft and hard surfaces. It’s definitely capable of cleaning out debris in any area of your car’s interior and is also very convenient to use.
The nozzle is wide enough to suction mulch and other large debris. At the same time, it works great suctioning fine debris. This compact vacuum also comes with a 2-in-1 crevice tool.
However, it’s one of the noisiest car vacuums we’ve tested and the small dust bin means you have to keep emptying it as you clean especially if your car’s interior is very dirty.
5. Brigii M1 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
- Has a carrying case
- Good battery life
- Has several attachments
- Round body
- Small dust bin
The Brigii M1 is a handheld car vacuum cleaner that weighs just one pound. It may be very lightweight and compact but for light messes and quick cleanups, it gets the job done. It can work for up to 25 minutes before its battery will need to be recharged.
It can suction particles on hard surfaces including cup holders in a single pass. On soft surfaces, it can also clear out firm debris. It’s not very efficient with fine particles and it definitely can’t pick up mulch due to its narrow nozzle. The size of this vacuum will allow you to store it in the glove box and it also comes with a carrying case.