Portable Car Vacuum Cleaners

If you’re anything like most people, having a car vacuum is a must for keeping your car looking nice. If you have very many people entering and exiting your vehicle, it is a guarantee that the floor of the car will quickly get dirt and leaves. 

If you don’t use a car vacuum regularly, you’ll find that the dirt will get ground into the mats, and regardless of how you clean your car, after that happens, it will never look the same. So it is best to stay on top of things with your car vacuum.

Another reason that people purchase a car vacuum is because they have children. Children will make a new car look old very quickly unless the cereal, french fries and other things that they drop are quickly vacuumed up.

So how do you find the best car vacuum?

You won’t find a car vacuum per se on Consumer Reports, but when you look at the hand held vacuum cleaners- list here, which work very well as car vacuums, it is clear that the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser, with a score of 87, is the best choice. Basically, if a car vacuum will pick up pet hair, it will pick up anything. Coming in at a close second is the Dirt Devil Kone, with an 83.

What are customers saying about these products?

Customers generally agree that the Kone has a very nice design, but differ in opinion when discussing performance. Apparently, you can be cleaning your car with the Kone sucking up the dirt and simultaneously blowing some out the other end at the same time, making you work at little harder at vacuuming your car.

What about the Bissell? 

Consumers unamimously agree that it is a powerful little vacuum, but since it isn’t specifically a car vacuum, that could be problematic, as it has a cord. This may not be a problem for you if you garage your car, but if you want something handy for on the go, it’s not the right car vacuum for you.

When we look at vacuums specifically for the car, we find that there is a wide selection of car vacuums to choose from.

I really like the looks of the Eureka 71B Hand-Held Vacuum, which has a high degree of consumer satisfaction for a car vacuum. One caveat: It has the dreaded cord. However, since the cord is twenty feet long, it is fairly easy to manuver. 

A good cordless car vacuum is the Black & Decker PHV1800CB 18-Volt Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner. Not only is it cordless, but it also comes with upholstery and crevice tools. It is easy to maneuver, and customers have been very happy with this unit. This car vacuum is very affordable, coming in at just under sixty dollars. Many car vacuums are less than that, but as the old saw says, you get what you pay for. 

The Black & Decker DustBuster Auto Vacuum Cleaner is an example of this. Like the Kone, it has a problem with blowing dust back at you. And even more problematic, it may be damaged if you run it while your car is running. Since it runs off of the cigarette lighter jack in your car, if you run this car vacuum while your car is off, you are looking at battery problems. This car vacuum is probably best avoided.

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