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The 10 Best Car Vacuums Money Can Buy

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Dirt, debris, pet hair, and spillages can all make your car's interior look a mess. Fortunately, the right device can make restoring it to its showroom condition a breeze. A car vacuum will take the pain out of removing messes, easily cleaning and maintaining your vehicle's interior without any sweat on your part. If you want to suck crumbs out of corners, blast dirt out of crevices, and eliminate pet hair from seats, these are the top ten car vacuums to consider.

10. Black and Decker Max Lithium Pivot BDH2000PL Vacuum Cleaner - $102

On a full charge, the Black and Decker Max Lithium Pivot BDH2000PL Vacuum Cleaner's lithium-ion battery can run for a massive 4 hours- plenty of time to clean every nook and cranny of your own car, plus the rest of the neighborhood's too. The compact design includes an adjustable nozzle that lets you clean even hard-to-reach spots, while a three-stage filtration system ensures excellent power and hygiene levels.

9. Anko High Power Portable Car Vacuum Cleaner - $24.99

Named one of the best car vacuums on the market by, the Anko High Power Portable Car Vacuum Cleaner is an excellent option for anyone looking for a wet and dry vac with enough suction power to tackle even the worst messes in minutes. With 4,300-4,500PA of suction, it's one of the most powerful options around. Despite its strength, it's whisper-quiet, producing a minuscule 75db of noise. The vac comes with several attachments (including a long mouth, brush, and soft long tube) that let you reach even the hardest-to-reach areas of the cabin with ease.

8. ThisWorx Portable Car Vacuum Cleaner - $39.99

Attachments are key when it comes to an effective car vacuum, letting you tackle ingrained dirt, pet hair, and all those hard-to-reach corners effortlessly. The ThisWorx Portable Car Vacuum Cleaner comes with the full caboodle of attachments, including a flathead nozzle for getting under seats and into cracks, an extension tube for reaching all the way under seats, and a brush head to remove embedded messes and pet hair. There's also a filter-cleaning brush to keep the device working at peak efficiency for the maximum amount of time.

7. Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium-Ion Cordless Hand Vacuum - $72

If your pooch regularly travels shotgun with you on road trips, the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium-Ion Cordless Hand Vacuum could be your ticket to a cleaner car. As The Spruce notes, pet hair can be a challenge to remove for most vacuums, but the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium-Ion Cordless Hand Vacuum comes with an array of custom accessories (including a motorized brush tool for ingrained dirt, an upholstery tool for seats, and a crevice tool for corners and in between seats) that will make cleaning up after dogs, cats, and any other furry friends a breeze.

6. Hotor Corded Car Vacuum - $29.99

When it comes to car vacuums, portability is key. Size might come at the cost of suction and power, but all the suction in the world won't help you if you can't get the vac into the tight spots of a car's cabin. Weighing in at less than three pounds, the Hotor Corded Car Vacuum is incredibly easy to wield, letting you get into all the troublesome areas of a vehicle's interior with zero hassle. It's no slouch when it comes to performance either, offering an impressive 4.5kPa of suction. A trio of attachments makes tackling hard-to-reach spots even easier.

5. Holife 3M036BW Vacuum Cleaner - $73.59

The Holife 3M036BW Vacuum Cleaner is a nifty two-in-one cleaner that deals as effectively with wet spillages as it does dry dirt and dust. As it's a cordless option, you don't have to worry about any annoying leads getting in the way as you clean. It runs on a powerful lithium-ion battery that offers hours of effortless cleaning, along with a powerful motor that delivers an impressive 6 KPA of suction. In addition to making light work of a car's interior, it also handles small household spillages and messes.

4. Shark Rocket Corded Bagless Stick Vacuum - $299.99

Not all car vacuums are powerful enough to handle household messes, but the Shark Rocket Corded Bagless Stick Vacuum offers enough suction power to handle the inside of your house as well as the inside of your car. The device comes with an assortment of attachments (including a precision duster, a pet multi-tool, and a crevice tool) that effortlessly removes dirt from seats, in between seats, floormats, and nooks. Although it's a slightly more expensive option than some of the other devices on the market, its multi-purpose functionality and powerful performance offer plenty of bang for your buck.

3. Dyson V7 Cordless Trigger - $600

Dyson is a brand that needs no introduction, and for very good reason. Like the rest of their products, the Dyson V7 Cordless Trigger isn't cheap, but again like the rest of its products, it's worth every penny of its price tag. If you're happy to throw away your budget, you'll find this powerful vac an excellent option. Compact, effortless to maneuver, and a breeze to empty and clean (simply hold the device over a waste bin and pull the lever to release the contents), it comes with a very impressive 30 minutes of runtime, a two-year warranty, several handy attachments (including a mini motorized tool, combination tool, and crevice tool) and a suction that will make light work of even the worst messes.

2. Black+Decker Dustbuster Hand Vacuum - $59.99

If you're looking for a lightweight but still sturdy car vacuum that will clean your sofas, upholstery, and curtains just as well as your car, the Black+Decker Dustbuster Hand Vacuum makes an excellent option. Weighing just 2.6 pounds, it's small and agile enough to tackle even the trickiest nooks and crannies. Its suction power of 15.2 air watts (AW) will make light work of dust and dirt, while its washable, 20.6-ounce dustbowl is a breeze to empty and clean. Its lithium-ion battery can hold its charge for up to 18 months. The addition of a flip-up brush and a crevice tool is a nice touch, as is the two-year limited warranty.

1. Armor All AA255 Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner - $75.62

As notes, car messes are made of more than dust, dirt, and crumbs. Spillages happen, and when they do, you're going to need a wet vac to handle them. The Armor All AA255 Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner offers the best of both worlds, dealing as effectively with wet messes as it does general grime and dirt. The thoughtful design includes a nozzle and several crevice tool options that make tackling floormats and hard-to-reach areas of the cabin a cinch. As an added advantage, the vacuum can be easily converted into a blower to rid your car of any debris or leaves that have gathered in the corners.

Lily Wordsmith

Written by Lily Wordsmith

Lily Wordsmith is a freelance writer who has had a love affair with the written word for decades. You can find her writing blog posts and articles while sitting under a tree at the local park watching her kids play, or typing away on her tablet in line at the DMV. In addition to her freelance career, she is pursuing ebook writing with an ever-growing repertoire of witty ebooks to her name. Her diversity is boundless, and she has written about everything from astrobotany to zookeepers. Her real passions are her family, baking desserts and all things luxe.

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