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5 Best Car Vacuum Cleaners in UAE, for 2022

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Car vacuum cleaners are small, powerful machines with high suction power that can tackle food crumbs and dust in seat crevices. The options on the market are endless – so which vacuum cleaner is best for your vehicle? We contacted Islam Sibai, the director of Evo Car Wash in Dubai, for advice.

“We use wired vacuum cleaners here in the car workshop because they have a higher suction pressure. The portable battery-operated ones are for quick vacuuming, which people like you and me can use, but the car needs a high suction power at least once a month. For personal use, go for a vacuum cleaner that has a suction power of at least 4,000 Pa (Pascal), the ideal strength for stubborn dirt. Keep in mind, though, that even a good handheld vacuum won’t target small dust particles.”

For Sibai, two brands stood out in the competitive automotive vacuum cleaner market. He said: “Makita is a personal recommendation because it is a trusted brand with many car wash companies, and it will outperform other vacuum cleaners, but it can get heavy and expensive. Black + Decker is another brand that is better than many on the market as it is cost effective and has decent suction. We’ve tried both here; Makita worked better for us.”

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1. Best Overall: Makita DCL180Z 18V Li-ion Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Pros

  • Runs 40 minutes
  • Durable machine
  • washable filters
  • 650ml capacity

cons

  • Requires separate Makita batteries to operate

Makita has several heavy-duty vacuum cleaners on Amazon; although our pick is not wired, it offers the convenience of a handheld vacuum. The model is an 18V cordless vacuum cleaner in turquoise with a sufficient suction power of 4,200 Pascal and 650ml dust capacity. It is ideal for vehicle cleaning and comes with a set of attachments such as a nozzle, straight pipe or an extension and an angle nozzle. With a single charge, you can vacuum for 40 minutes in a row. The only drawback is that you have to purchase Makita lithium-ion batteries separately.

2. Best Portable Vacuum Cleaner: BLACK+DECKER Cordless Portable Vacuum Cleaner

Pros

  • Including charging station
  • Swivel mouthpiece for crevices
  • Can be used under sofas and on carpet
  • Translucent dust container is easy to empty

cons

  • 10 minutes of use
  • Relatively heavy at 2 kg

Another alternative to Makita in the same price range is the Black+Decker dustbuster pivot. This powerful tool runs on an 18V battery and has a nozzle that rotates up to 200 degrees and sucks up dirt and debris from difficult areas. The portable vacuum cleaner folds in half when not in use, so you can easily store it in the trunk of the car. Unlike Makita, this device comes with its own charging dock, but keep in mind that it only runs for 10 minutes on a single charge with a 440ml capacity.

Guarantee: The manufacturer offers a two-year warranty.

3. Best for Quick Cleaning: Svinkal Compressed Air Duster & Vacuum 2-in-1

Pros

  • Two-in-one gadget for dusting and vacuuming
  • USB charging
  • Brush attachments
  • Compact design

cons

  • Blowing air might be better than vacuuming it

If you’re looking for a versatile mini tool for gadgets in general, try this air vacuum cleaner and vacuum cleaner in one. It blows solidified dust out of tight spaces and sucks up loose dirt with a suction pressure of 8,000 Pa. However, Sibai says an air blower can be counterproductive when cleaning the car, “only moving dust from point A to point B”, so if it’s ever a choice, vacuuming alone is much more effective. To charge it, all you need to do is use a Type-C USB cable to charge the built-in battery; a full charge gives a run time of at least 30 minutes. Reviewers say the tool does both functions well, especially in the car and for blowing out debris stuck in keyboards and other electronics.

4. Best for Wet Stains: BISSELL SpotClean

Pros

  • Wet vacuum cleaners carpet and upholstery stains
  • Including special shampoo formula
  • Ideal for car journeys with children and pets

cons

  • wired
  • Heavy to move
  • Expensive

Bissell’s SpotClean machine treats stubborn stains on car seats and carpets using heat, water and chemicals. According to Sibai, wet vacuuming can be used to do a thorough cleaning when a car has spilled tea and coffee or is even contaminated by vomit. If you often commute with small children or pets, you may find this Bissell vacuum cleaner useful, but Sibai says if stains aren’t common, a paid service would be cheaper. While not as compact as other models on the personal-use list, weighing in at almost 4kg, the corded machine has two containers for dirt and water and a hose for instant stain removal. Your order even comes with two sample bottles of Bissell’s specialty shampoo.

Guarantee: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh40 and two years for Dh57.

5. Best Budget: DOFLY Handheld Vacuum Cordless

Pros

  • Washable HEPA filter
  • Brush attachments
  • Chargeable battery
  • LED-lighting
  • Value for your money

cons

A solid budget vacuum for quick cleaning is the DOFLY portable cordless tool. With the built-in batteries, you can charge it within four hours and give your car a thorough cleaning for 30 minutes. It has a suction power of up to 10,000 Pa and uses a washable HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter that traps particles as small as 0.3 microns in an 800 ml dust container. The LED light function helps to see crevices in the car.

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