Cleaning the interior of a car can be a tricky job if you don’t have a vacuum that’s suitable for the task, and buying one isn’t that simple either, considering the number of brands and models (good and bad) available right now.
If you want to find one that’s worth the investment and can give you the best results, you need to carefully evaluate all of them, taking into account your own needs and budget.
Here are the most important aspects you should consider while evaluating a car vacuum cleaner that has spiked your interest:
Best Type of Vacuum
Since you’ll be using it for your car, it should be small, compact, lightweight, cordless and preferably with a long battery life:
- Small, compact and lightweight because you’ll need to vacuum the floor of the car, the seats, and small spaces under and between the seats. You have very little space to do that, and you need to be able to move your hands freely.
- Cordless and with a long battery life because you’ll need it in the garage or parking lot, where you might not have a power outlet available at your convenience, and you can’t afford to be tripping, or have others trip over your cord. Also, you wouldn’t want it to run out of battery while you’re cleaning, would you?
In other words, you need a vacuum that’s handheld, portable, and efficient.
Cleaning Power and Efficiency
You’ll want to make sure the cleaner you buy is powerful enough to provide the results you desire, especially if you have pets riding in the car with you, or if you have kids that you drive around every day. If you haven’t done so already, it’s highly recommended that you read online customer reviews and see if other buyers were happy with their purchase or not.
It’s important for a car vacuum cleaner to have different heads and nozzles attached, so that you can clean various surfaces with it, from the mats to the seats and the tapestry, while reaching the most distant and tightest corners with ease. Make sure it comes with, a rotating head, a telescopic wand, a crevice, and possibly a brush for things like pet hair.
Brand and Warranty
Many people try to convince themselves that the brand is of no importance, but experience proves otherwise. The most popular brands are usually also the most resistant and the ones backed up by the best customer service, simply because the manufacturer has a long tradition in the market. They also tend to have very well organized sales and technical departments along with a strong reputation to defend. For their products, spare parts will be always easier to find, and the warranty will always exceed that offered by other manufacturers.
A vacuum cleaning machine, no matter what you use it for, needs to be viewed as a long term investment. You simply can’t afford to go cheap. The extra $5 or $10 that you end up paying will pay you back many times in the long run. You will benefit from the higher cleaning power, longer battery life, longer lifespan, a cleaner car without the unwelcome stress.
Instead of buying the cheapest model you come across just to save a few bucks, evaluate and compare several models and take into account the aspects mentioned above. This will help you make the best informed decision.
Here are a few of the best car vacuums that we recommend looking into: