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What we tested

  • Eight car shampoos tested
  • Ranked on performance and ease of use
  • From 3 to 13
Words ByEmma Butcher

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Car shampoos will help keep you car's bodywork and paint scheme in good condition, but which of the 100s of products on offer is right for you?

From cheap and cheerful to waterless washers, we've tested and ranked a wide selection of the shampoos available now.

What Car? verdict
Best all-rounder Miracle Drywash One Dry Wash
Best shine Ultimate Finish Waterless Wash and Wax
Most luxurious Muc-Off Ubershine Luxury Car Shampoo

Car shampoo product ranking

1. Miracle Drywash One Dry Wash Car Cleaning Kit 13
2. Ultimate Finish Waterless Wash and Wax 11.99
3. Muc-Off Ubershine Luxury Car Shampoo 12.99
4. Permaclear Pro Dry Clean Waterless Car Wash & Wax9.99
5. Autoglym Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner 4.99
6. Liquid Gold Self-Drying Car Shampoo 3
7. Sonax Deep Gloss Shampoo 4.99
8. Simoniz Shield Car Wash Shampoo 3.99