Best Car Vacuum Cleaners in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 5, 2018
Most people now are car drivers who can't imagine their life without cars. However, having a car entails not only excitement from driving but also regular maintenance, requiring minor servicing, polishing and cleaning. To make your life a bit easier, we've selected 5 best car vacuum cleaners, with the help of which cleaning your vehicle will require less time and effort. ...Read more ...Read less
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Power and Capacity
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PROS

ECO smart charge technology charges the battery 4 times faster than other handheld vacs. Triple filtration system increases the efficiency of the appliance and allows it to maintain strong suction power.

CONS

The dust bowl is a bit small. 

OUR VERDICT

What we have here is a high-quality handheld vacuum that will help you clean in hardest to reach areas and places. Due to its high performance and attachments included it's able to pick both minor and bigger debris from carpets, floors and even furniture.

detailed parameters
Power and Capacity

25 Air Watts, 560 ml

Flexibility

1.47 kg, Cordless

Package

Combined 2-in-1 nozzle with a flip-out upholstery brush, crevice tool, flexible hose (1.5 m), charging station

Warranty

2 years

PROS

When fully charged, the appliance will give you about 30 minutes of no-fade runtime. This amount of time will be more than enough to clean up the interior of an SUV or a spacious minivan. And it should also be enough to tidy up a sizable flat or a medium-sized house. The noise levels won't reach more than 78 dB. 

CONS

The button that detaches the dust compartment is a tad flimsy. 

OUR VERDICT

The model from Holife is arguably the best car vacuum cleaner for those customers who need a versatile appliance, a vacuum that will allow them to keep the car clean but the one that will prove to be just as useful around the house. 

detailed parameters
Power and Capacity

100 Watts, Dry 600 ml / Wet 100 ml

Flexibility

1.5 kg, Cordless

Package

Rubber jar tool, dusting brush, crevice nozzle, charging station, brush to filters cleaning, 2 x washable replacement filters

Warranty

18 months

PROS

Fitted with a 10.8V battery, the appliance will provide you with up to 15 minutes of run time. Gator Mouth technology makes it easy to empty the dust bowl.

CONS

Takes quite some time to recharge. 

OUR VERDICT

The Vax Gator H85-GA-B10 portable vac is a compact cordless appliance suitable for daily clean-ups of small dirty surfaces (such as stairs or car interior). Without costing you an arm and a leg, it will make your cleaning duties so much easier.

detailed parameters
Power and Capacity

100 Watts, 300 ml

Flexibility

1.3 kg, Cordless

Package

Main nozzle, integrated crevice tool, charger

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The vacuum cleaner comes equipped with LED backlighting, so poor lighting conditions won't stand between you and a clean car. A zippered carrying case will make it easier to swap the vacuum between the garage and the trunk of your car.

CONS

The plastic tube attachment isn't as rugged as it could be. 

OUR VERDICT

Whether you're the kind of person who likes to keep his car clean and neat or you're the type to only clean it once in a blue moon, the HOTOR UK000109BL car vacuum cleaner will be able to match your needs. Plus, the vac doesn't make a whole lot of noise.

detailed parameters
Power and Capacity

106 Watts, ~ 400 ml

Flexibility

0.65 kg, 5-metre power cord

Package

Main brush, crevice tube, extension hose (0.72 m), stainless steel HEPA filter, zippered carrying case

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Considering the model's overall dimensions of 41.4 x 15.6 x 12.6 cm and the measly 600 grams of weight, you'll be able to easily operate this thing with one hand without putting too much of a strain on yourself or cause noticeable hand fatigue. The soft long tube will help you access the hard-to-reach areas of your car. 

CONS

The dust collector doesn't come with a see-through design. 

OUR VERDICT

The Vacplus UKVA115 presents a great deal. It is an affordable vacuum that includes every necessary accessory. The carrying case will help with transportation. And its suction power could rival some of the most expensive car vacuum cleaners.

detailed parameters
Power and Capacity

96 Watts, ~ 300 ml

Flexibility

0.6 kg, 4.27-metre power cord

Package

Main brush, crevice tube, soft long tube (0.71 m), HEPA filter, carrying case

Warranty

Lifetime

Black & Decker Lithium Flexi

Small Hoover For Daily Dust Removal

Throughout our search for the best Handheld Vacuums, we’ve come across Black & Decker PD1820L with a distinguishing design and a number of other spectacular peculiarities. Unlike most other models of handheld vacuums, this one is very easy to pick for quick cleanups around the house, tidying up upholstered furniture and vacuuming in a car. The vac’s performance relies on a Li-ion 18V battery with 1.5Ah capacity, which allows for 15 minutes of work until the next charge is needed.

That’s not much, of course, yet this model being so much favoured by many users worldwide had to be brought on our shortlist. Even though 15 minutes isn’t that long like in some other models, it’s enough to perform daily cleanups that require pickup of small debris and dust.

Review of Black & Decker Lithium Flexi Vacuum

Cordless in Every Way

All handheld vacuums suggest light weight and ease of use and that’s what we’ve also been looking for when analyzing a great number of popular hoovers. Black & Decker PD1820L justified our expectations and here are the reasons why. Its small weight of only 1.5 kg make it extremely easy-to-operate even by a child, so you can start to involve your little son or daughter in cleaning from the earliest age sharing home duties between all family members. 

Owing to a long 1.5-meter hose, the hoover can reach out for the remotest places - under the ceiling, under your coach, along baseboards and in the corners where many other vacs wouldn’t get to. The release button allows hassle-free unit’s emptying after each cleanup, making the whole procedure simple and what’s more important, highly hygienic. Speaking of hygiene, Black & Decker PD1820L is fitted with a filter that can be used for 6-9 months in a row before it needs replacing. Before that it’s easy to rinse the filter under tap water and use again. 

We liked the fact that this vacuum cleaner comes also with a charging unit that allows neat and compact unit’s storage without excess wiring around along the corner. The indicator on the vac will tell you of the battery status so that you know when it’s ready for use or when it’s time to leave it for charge.

Black & Decker Lithium Flexi Vacuum in the use

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Holife HLHM036BW2

All the Important Attachments

The model from Holife is a great car hoover, there's no doubt about that. But there's actually a lot more to it. Part of it is the vacuum's construction but we would say that it all starts with the additional attachments.

First, the appliance comes with a crevice nozzle. The tool itself is quite versatile but it is best suited for cleaning cookware and other elements of your kitchen, including stoves, air ducts, vents, condenser coils, air conditioners, dryer vents, washers, radiators, and refrigerators. That said, this is a car vacuum cleaner first and foremost, and the said crevice nozzle will also come in handy there, especially when it comes to auto detailing.

The second attachment is a pet-hair brush. As the name itself gives more than enough insight into its purpose, we reckon just mentioning it will do the trick. The last noteworthy attachment is the combo tool. Again, as the name suggests, there's a lot it will be able to do. For example, since the tool comes with bristles, it is particularly suitable for grabbing some of the more clingy particles or the pieces of pet hair that the pet-hair brush couldn't handle.

Review of Holife HLHM036BW2 Handheld Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Enough Runtime to Get By

Now, as far as the performance of this cordless car vacuum cleaner is concerned, the model comes equipped with a rather powerful battery that peaks at 14.8 volts and a 100W motor. We can't say if that's enough to call it a professional vacuum, but its suction power will be enough to pick up road grit, all kinds of snacks, and other typical debris in no time at all. It's not the most powerful option on the market but it is definitely one of the strongest cleaners in its class.

Another part of the battery that we liked is its longevity. When fully charged, it will give you about 30 minutes of no-fade runtime. This amount of time will be more than enough to clean up the interior of an SUV or a spacious minivan. And it should also be enough to tidy up a sizable flat or a medium-sized house.

All vacuums produce some noise. But the rechargeable vac from Holife is a lot quieter than the majority of its counterparts. The noise levels won't reach more than 78 dB, so it won't disturb the people around you.

Other than that, we would also like to mention the translucent dirt bowl since this little part will allow you to see the dirt level, making it easy to empty the bowl. The battery-power light is there to display the charging progress and the battery level. And the charging base doesn't just allow for one-step charging but also provides a nice storage place.

All in all, the model from Holife is arguably the best car vacuum cleaner for those customers who need a versatile appliance, a vacuum that will allow them to keep the car clean but the one that will prove to be just as useful around the house.

Holife HLHM036BW2 Handheld Cordless Vacuum Cleaner in the use

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Vax Gator Cordless

User-friendly and Affordable

The recent model of the British VAX company works off 10.8V electric motor which you may mistakenly associate with low performance. In practice, Vax H85-GA-B10 Gator generates enough power to cope with most cleaning tasks around the house like collecting fine dust, scattered breadcrumbs, pet hair and other small debris we find tiring picking up by hand or with a conventional broom. The main nozzle is positioned just at the right angle to edge through upholstered cushions, clean dirt from carpets and around the stairs. The wide opening allows for catching more debris in one pass, setting VAX hoover apart from many other models within the same price range. 

On the downside, the vac isn’t fitted with a motorized brush tool that could enhance cleaning efficiency by times when picking up hair; that’s what pet owners should think about in advance and possibly, purchase it optionally. Another great way to remove pet dander is to use a hand roller with adhesive sheet moving it over the carpet forward and backward and quickly gathering tiny invisible hairs a vac might have missed. VAX handheld hoover takes about 12 hours for recharge and provides 15 minutes for cleaning. Even though, 12 hours is much longer than 4 hours or 5, it shouldn’t be a dealbreaker factor anyway, for if you leave it on charge overnight, the next morning it will be fully geared up for work.

Review of Vax Gator Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

Never Lose Never Misplace

As for usability, VAX hoover can boast of several design features that shouldn’t go amiss. Firstly, it’s got a wide edged nozzle on it that better than many other tools sweeps between upholstered furniture, cushions, under the seats, and in the cracks. Secondly, it’s always there and taking it off is not needed at all, which means you won’t lose or misplace it. Thirdly, emptying the dust bin is done in a simple yet quite a clever way - there are two release buttons on each sides that you need to press together. By doing it this way, the chances of accidentally dropping collected debris on the floor are equal to none. 

The filter installed in the vac is washable and can be reused for 6-7 months; to clean it, all you need is to rinse it under the tap water and leave to dry. That’s pretty much it. The maintenance is intuitive and straightforward like that. We can easily rate VAX vacuum as a great budget-friendly appliance for people, striving for efficiency and simplicity of use. It can meet the demands of most customers, ensuring comfort and cleanliness of the house at all times.

Vax Gator Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner in the use

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VAX Gator 10.8v H85-GA-B10 Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner (unboxing and noob tutorial)
 

HOTOR UK000109BL

Keep It Clean

The vac from HOTOR is a pretty good option for people who absolutely cannot stand seeing their car filthy and messy. That said, you don't have to be a neat freak to appreciate all that it has to offer.

As it is with most appliances, it is the power of the machine that is often the biggest deciding factor to its worth. Fortunately, there's not much to complain about here on that front. It may not seem like the most imposing tool out there but the 12v will easily handle just about anything you'll throw its way. The vac easily picks up dry leaves, crumbs, dust, and anything of the kind.

Of course, it is a bit of a different issue with trash stuck in the carpet. If you do not loosen it beforehand, this handheld car vacuum probably won't be able to lift it up. But that is where the complementary main brush comes in. With it, you'll be able to break up some of that trash and dirt. After that, the vac will pick it up with ease.

Along with that brush, you'll get a crevice tube that will allow you to clean the cracks in the car. That tube will also prove to be quite useful if you intend to use the vacuum around the house, especially in the kitchen, with its multitude of household appliances.

In addition to the brush and the crevice tool, the manufacturers have included a soft long tube. Using the latter, you'll be able to clean some of the more hard-to-reach areas.

Review of HOTOR UK000109BL Corded Car Vacuum Cleaner

Take It With You

Other than that, there really isn't much left to say here. Unlike other entries on our list, the model features a corded design. Some view it as a disadvantage but there's actually quite a bit of an upside to it as well.

First, it uses your car cigarette lighter as the source of energy, so you won't have to bother recharging the battery between every cleaning session. Furthermore, the 5-metre cord is long enough to reach any part of the car.

The vacuum cleaner comes equipped with LED backlighting, so poor lighting conditions won't stand between you and a clean car. On top of that vacuum and all of the attachments, you'll get a zippered carrying case. There's enough space in it for the cleaner itself and all of the additional parts. With it, you will be able to carry it with you, leave it inside your car, or rotate between the trunk and garage.

Again, whether you're the kind of person who likes to keep his car clean and neat or you're the type to only clean it once in a blue moon, the HOTOR UK000109BL car vacuum cleaner will be able to match your needs. Plus, the vac doesn't make a whole lot of noise.

HOTOR UK000109BL Corded Car Vacuum Cleaner in the use

 

Vacplus UKVA115

A Mini Car Vac

The Vacplus UKVA115 offers a convenient and affordable way to keep your clean neat and clean. The modest price was definitely one of the deciding factors that persuaded us in favour of this product. But the fact that this model has quite a lot going for it aside from the price definitely helped as well.

It isn't a huge thing by any stretch of the imagination but we appreciate a compact design as much as the next guy and "compact" would certainly be one way to describe this product. Considering the model's overall dimensions that add up to 41.4 x 15.6 x 12.6 centimetres and the rather measly 600 grams of weight, you'll be able to easily operate this thing with one hand. Even after an hour of continuous use, it shouldn't put too much of a strain on you or cause noticeable hand fatigue.

The car vacuum cleaner features a corded design. In order to use it, all you'll need to do is insert it into your car's cigarette lighter socket and you should be good to go. You won't have to bother with batteries. There will be no need to recharge the vacuum every time you need it.

Generally speaking, these types of car vacuums suffer from manoeuvrability issues, but the 4.27-metre power cord will be able to minimise those issues. It won't be as convenient to use it around the house but the length will be enough to cover the interior of your car.

Review of Vacplus UKVA115 Car Vacuum Cleaner

Every Area is Accessible

Along with the car vacuum cleaner, you will receive the usual assortment of attachments and accessories. The crevice tube will allow to clean inside and between the cracks of the car. It can also be used around the house to clean a number of household appliances.

The car vacuum will be able to pick most of the dirt on its own, including leaves, cigarette butts, ash, crumbs, and, of course, dust. And as for some of the more solid dirt and certain items of trash, there's an additional brush with stiff bristles that will break up that dirt.

A lot of your car's areas aren't that easy to reach. That said, using the soft long tube that comes with the vacuum, you should be able to access those parts without too much effort.

Just about the only real gripe we have with this model is the fact that the dust collector doesn't incorporate a see-through design, so you won't be able to tell when it is time to empty it.

Other than that, the Vacplus UKVA115 presents a great deal. It is an affordable vacuum that includes every necessary accessory. The carrying case will help with transportation. And its suction power could rival some of the most expensive car vacuum cleaners.

Vacplus UKVA115 Car Vacuum Cleaner in the use

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What Is a Car Vacuum Cleaner?

Many people spend a lot of time driving cars - when they go to work, when they travel, when they drive shopping, and so on. For some of us driving a car is a kind of pleasure and relaxation and that is why everybody wants to keep a car interior clean and neat. Many people prefer paying for a car wash but millions prefer cleaning the interior themselves. Of course, a conventional home vacuum cleaner can be used but it is not the best choice for cleaning the car - it is neither compact nor suitable enough for it. Instead, you should choose a specially designed vacuum cleaner for car.

If you need a versatile appliance for cleaning your car and house, pay close attention to our reviews of handheld vacuum cleaners and wet-dry vacuums that generate outstanding suction power and can cope with removing even liquid spills. And if you're on the lookout of more of an advanced appliance we'd recommend you to turn your attention toward smart robotic vacuum cleaners that can do all the job for you, saving you a lot of time and effort.

What Features to Compare

The choice of the best car vacuum cleaner is not easy. We have decided to make our car vacuum cleaner review as simple and informative as possible. Therefore, we have picked 5 popular appliances and analyzed them by the most important features.

Power and Capacity

First of all, you need to pay attention to power and capacity of every car vacuum cleaner in the review. Though these cleaners are usually less powerful than home vacs, they still need to create enough suction to pick all kinds of dust and debris. Also, if you pick a wet-dry vacuum for a car it will be powerful enough to suck liquids in. No need to say, suction depends on Power. Another major feature is the Capacity of the dust container. It differs a lot, depending on the type of a vac, but is has to be large enough to collect all dust. Also, if the capacity is too small you might need to empty the container after every use.

Flexibility

Next, make sure to assess the flexibility of the car vacuum cleaner. No need to say, the weight (in lbs) is the major criterion of flexibility. Most car vacs are compact and connected to a car socket, so you can use them anytime. As usual, they are handheld vacuum cleaners. However, some garage car vacuum cleaners are not portable and provide a long hose and extension wands that allow you to clean the car interior.

Package

Finally, you need to analyze the package of every car vacuum cleaner by which a number of attachments is meant. No need to say, any vac has a lot of nozzles and brushes. Also, many vacs go with filters, extension cords, and so on. For example, if you need to pick the dust from crevices, you need a crevice tool, whereas if you need to clean the carpets or trunk bottom - you need a special attachment and a wet-dry vac. Besides, some car vacuum cleaners go with additional devices from a kit (for example, an air compressor).

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Publish Date: 2018-10-05 09:34:53