What is the best car shampoo 2017?

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Name Bilt Hamber Auto-Wash

Price per wash 18p

Price Β£10.95 for 300ml

What Car? says...

Rated 4 out of 5

Its bottle may look diminutive, but this highly concentrated shampoo foams up brilliantly. Don’t be put off by its high price, because all you need is a 5ml teaspoon for each wash. It has a very faint smell and offers great lubrication on the paintwork. It dries quickly, is biodegradable, and still adds a form of protection to the paintwork. One downside is that it’s not a squeeze out bottle, so it can be difficult to pour the right amount.

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Name Simoniz Shampoo & Wax

Price per wash 40p

Price Β£2 for 125ml

What Car? says...

Rated 2 out of 5

This shampoo has great bubbling properties and it will certainly get the dirt off, but it doesn't add as much protection to the paintwork as some of the other products, and it doesn't have a particularly nice smell. We’d avoid the small 125ml size bottle, because you’ll run out of it very quickly.

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Name Meguiar’s Wash & Wax

Price Β£8.99 for 473ml

Price per wash Β£1.12

What Car? says...

Rated 3 out of 5

Meguiar’s is renowned for nice-smelling products, and Wash & Wax has a lovely tropical scent. It’s quite bubbly, leaves a nice shine, and it’s slick and smooth to use. However the instructions recommend quite a lot per wash, which makes it quite expensive.

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Name Valet Pro Advanced Poseidon car wash

Price Β£5.95

Price per wash 37p

What Car? says...

Rated 4 out of 5

The water falls off very easily after cleaning which makes it very easy to dry and it adds a layer of protection to give a deeper shine. It’s a high quality shampoo, and is great value.

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Name Meguiar’s NXT Generation car wash

Price Β£9.95 for 532ml

Price per wash Β£1.24

What Car? says...

Rated 3 out of 5

Again, this Merguiar’s product has a nice smell, is quite bubbly and the water still falls off the car quickly even though it's not marketed as a wash and wax. It’s the best smelling product of the lot, and you don't need to use a lot of the product.

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