What is the best car shampoo 2017?

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Name Muc Off

Price Β£7.99 for 500ml

Price per wash 44p

What Car? says...

Rated 3 out of 5

Its luminous colour might not have the β€œprofessional” look of some of the other products, but don’t judge a book by its cover. It smells really nice, is very bubbly and foams up nicely as well. It clings well to the car, which means you’re able to see which areas you've been working with. It’s not particularly cheap, and you need quite a lot of product for one wash, but it’s good overall.

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Name Halfords car wash and wax

Price Β£1.99 for 500ml

Price per wash 20p

What Car? says...

Rated 2 out of 5

This is one of the cheapest products in our line-up. It’s quite a thick liquid but when you remove the wash mitt from the bucket you leave the bubbles behind, so you can’t see many bubbles on the car as you use it. It will work for some because of its low cost, but it isn’t as easy to clean with as the other products.

Name Turtle Wax Zip Wax

Price Β£4 for 1.0-litre

Price per wash 11p

What Car? says...

Rated 3 out of 5

This is a great product that works out really cheap per wash. It’s a slick consistency that enables you to glide a bit more as you wash. It’s also quite bubbly, and adds some form of protection afterwards because it’s a wax, which helps with beading, but it's not quite as good as the others.

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Name Autoglym shampoo conditioner

Price Β£7

Price per wash 42p

What Car? says...

Rated 4 out of 5

This low-foaming solution doesn’t bubble up that much, but it’s still very effective. Although not marketed as a wash and wax, it still adds a water repellent film that helps the water fall off the bodywork easily, and produces excellent results. It’s also fairly common to find in the shops, rather than having to order online.

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Name Valet Pro concentrated car wash

Price Β£3.95

Price per wash 20p

What Car? says...

Rated 3 out of 5

This nice-smelling shampoo is very thick and bubbly, with good consistency, and it’s well priced. You don’t need much of the product with each wash, it has good cleaning ability, and if you’re just after a shampoo rather than a shampoo and wax, it’s very good.

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