Drivers renting a car from Turo expect to get into a clean car. This doesn’t mean you need to constantly keep your car professionally cleaned but you should be wiping it down between rides. When it comes to cleaning a car, people often do more harm than good by using the wrong product or not knowing what to look out for.

When you’ve spent countless hours cleaning cars in between drivers, you learn which products are the easiest to use and most effective at cleaning. There is a wide range of materials and different material to consider and you want to use the right products for each – leather, upholstery, plastic, etc. I have tested many products to find the supplies that give the best results quickly while keeping your material safe.

Table of contents

Exterior car cleaning supplies
– Between car wash exterior spray

Exterior car cleaning supplies
– Between car wash interior spray
– Carpets and upholstery cleaner
– Leather cleaner
– Vacuum

Misc cleaning supplies
– Deodorizing
– Cleaning towels

Exterior car cleaning supplies

Meguiar’s Quik Detailer

A simple spray on cleaner that removes dust, fingerprints and harmful contaminants like water spots and bird droppings, before they damage your finish.

$7.99 at Amazon

Use tips: Almost every time my car is returned to me I find light dust, water marks, and bugs. I spray Meguiar’s Quik Detailer generously and use one microfiber cloth per section. The more worried you are about scratches, the more clothes you should use. Fold the clothes for more coverage.

Interior car cleaning supplies

Meguiar’s Quik Interior Detailer Cleaner

The best I’ve found to clean, shine and protect all interior surfaces. The spray provides a dark, rich shine without leaving any oil residue.

$13.87 at Amazon

Use tips: Use after every client trip. Be sure to get places most people miss – the steering column and all around the center console.

Lexol Leather Deep Cleaner

Lexol leather cleaner is great for safely deep cleaning leather, freeing it of dirt and accumulated oil. Apply and wipe off.

$11.99 at Amazon

Use tips: Wipe your seats down with a wet, clean sponge then apply Lexol Leather Deep Cleaner. Work up a foam to lift dirt. Use a clean wet sponge to wipe off – towel dry. Do one section at a time.

Meguiar’s Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner

A profession-strength cleaning foam with deep cleaning power to remove staining and odors. Lightly pull the trigger for small spots and hold it down for larger areas.

$13.98 at Amazon

Use tips: Quickly remove stains from your seats and on your car’s carpet. Spray and lightly rub in. After it sits for a couple of minutes, rub in with a little more vigor.

Black+Decker Max Lithium Flex Vacuum

This vacuum is packed with strong suction and fade-free power. Its pet hair brush is great for removing stubborn pet hair.

$7.99 at Amazon

Use tips: Quickly vacuum after each client drop off to ensure the best experience for drivers and to help maintain your carpets.

Misc cleaning supplies

Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag

An easy and convenient way to maintain a fresh, dry and odorless car. The Moso Bag continuously works to effectively absorb and remove odors, allergens and harmful pollutants to clean and freshen the air.

$9.95 at Amazon

Quickie Microfiber Towel, 24-Pack

If you’re going to wipe down your car, make sure it’s with a Microfiber cloth. They are great for polishing and collecting dust – saving you more time when you clean.

$9.99 at Amazon

Keeping your car clean after every ride allows you to go longer before you need to deep clean your car. Most importantly it keeps your drivers happy and helps keep your rating up. The cleaners I have recommend are always in my garage and have reduced cleaning times to minutes between drivers. They will help you too.


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