Vax Car Cleaning Kit review!
I’ve said many a time that I’ll review anything sent to me. Games, movies, women. In honour of acquiring myself a car, today I review the Vax Car Kit.
Simple and effective: a kit containing a variety of attachments for cleaning the interior of your car.
The kit comes in a fairly light plastic box durable enough to rough it in the boot or garage. There are five individual attachments designed to take on specific roles;
• TurboTool – for picking up dust, dirt and stubborn pet hairs
• Flexi crevice tool – for cleaning between seat cushions and other hard to reach places
• Dusting brush – for your dashboard and radio
• Flat upholstery tool – for quick cleaning of seat covers
• Microfibre gloves – for dusting your steering wheel, gearstick and other controls
• Adaptors – to fit any Vax vacuum cleaner
No Vax? The adaptors will work with a standard cylinder vacuum cleaner, so that doesn’t have to be a factor if the kit is a potential gift. In fact, it’s perfect gift material for anyone who looks after their car (perhaps the dads of the world).
In practise the tools take some getting used to and will not always produce the desired results, at least without some practise. The TurboTool is something like a crop harvester but it does the job, particularly when dealing with hairs, pulling them away with a rotating barrel of bristles. The microfibre gloves are effective once you get the technique right and very handy for a quick once-over on the dash and steering wheel. The flat upholstery tool is very useful, essentially just a thin, wide nozzle that makes doing large areas of fabric much quicker and easier. The best tool by far has to be the flexi crevice tool- this thin tube will get into all those places that gather dirt but are too small or fiddly for a normal hoover hose, such as the radio and cubby holes.
In short this is probably only worthwhile for someone who wants to pay particular care to their car. Nonetheless, it does effectively break down the various components of the task into specialised sections. Pet owners and those with long hair like myself might well benefit from the kit.
The RRP of £49.99 may be a little steep, though of course any car enthusiast would consider that nothing for a set of tools that will be used often. The Vax website is running an introductory offer at £24.99 here, making it a bargain gift at the moment.