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Cars can take a serious beating at the best of times, but winter in Canada can make things even tougher. Wet snow, slush and salt make for messy roads that not only affect your car’s exterior, but also the interior as well.
Wet boots and snowy clothing can make their mark on a car’s upholstery and flooring, and unless you’re resigned to having discoloured upholstery, the alternative is often a pricey trip to be detailed. Luckily there are alternatives that can take care of messes at home, including one bestselling spot cleaner that’s designed specifically to tackle vehicles.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $160
What is it?
The Bissell 1400P Auto Care SpotClean Portable Deep Cleaner is one top-rated pick from Amazon Canada that’s been winning over shoppers thanks to its deep-cleaning capabilities on even the toughest ground-in dirt.
The two-in-one spot cleaner provides strong spray and suction to remove tough spots and stains from every nook and cranny of your car. Each Bissell Auto Care SpotClean comes with two brush heads for cleaning all types of surfaces: one wide brush head for cleaning flat surfaces, and one narrow brush head for getting into tight corners and crevices.
It also comes with a trial size of Bissel’s OXY Boost cleaning formula, which is a powerful cleaning agent that’s even tough enough to take on beverage stains like coffee, soda and juice with ease.
What shoppers say
As Amazon Canada’s no. one bestselling household upholstery cleaner, there’s no doubt that legions of shoppers have been impressed by the Bissell Auto Care SpotClean’s performance. Backed by more than 15,000 customer reviews, it may be worth adding to your roster of cleaning tools.
“I purchased this item to clean my car originally but because it was so hard for me to give up all that money for one item, I made sure that this purchase was something that I needed in my life and can be used for multiple things,” reads one review. “It's a great investment, definitely worth the price - this machine uplifts dirt, allergens, and stains.”
“Love this little cleaner, I use it for everything!” says another satisfied customer. “Cleaning my car upholstery, rugs, couches/chairs. It’s so easy to use and very satisfying watching it suck up all the dirt you didn’t even know was there! I’ve used it on day old chocolate milk stains and it took it right out and left it smelling great.”
Since the compact cleaner is intended to take on small areas at a time, some reviewers have found that its suction power can sometimes decrease with prolonged use.
“This does a great job of cleaning fabric. Used it to clean chairs and couch and it takes out stains well,” notes one reviewer. “If I'm using it for a while, I find sometimes it loses suction completely and I have to turn it off, take off attachments and reattach everything. I'll let it sit for a while and then the suction comes back.”
If you find your car in need of a deep clean due to kids, pets, or soggy winter weather, the Bissell 1400P Auto Care SpotClean Portable Deep Cleaner is a great option to take matters into your own hands. Its powerful suction is able to remove stains and messes, but you may want to think twice before attempting to use it to clean your entire vehicle at once.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.