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I was never really one for taking great care of my car, only washing it with a bucket and shampoo or washing up liquid. I am lucky enough to have a very nice car indeed now, although it is second hand.
Anyway, after my Dad got over the shock of my car that I bought myself as a celebration for driving again, he bought me a gift pack of Autoglym, which I thought was so expensive when I looked it up that I didn't use any for over a year !
I was given a red plastic bag of 4 or 5 bottles, 2 sponges a scraper, there may have been a cloth and there is a leaflet. I have now used all the car shampoo, and I have the bodywork shampoo conditioner, clean wheels, and super resin polish left.
One bottle is 500 ml spray ( clean wheels the others are 325 ml ). I think I had another bottle called Fast glass that I have used as well.
This makes cleaning your car a 2 hour fiesta or extravaganza, when I had a driveway I finally learned how to clean a car ! The old man who did repairs on a Saturday morning used to talk to me as he pottered about, and was amazed at the time I spent !
This Auto Glym stuff is pure quality and makes you want to take care of your car.
With the shampoo I basically just poured some into a bucket of hot water and washed the car with it.
Then the shampoo conditioner is applied ( I know conditioner for a car ? ) it has a rust inhibitor in it and helps with the shine. That goes in hot water too, and is washed on and rinsed off fairly quickly as this prevents any patches and gets an even finish.
Next the actual polish goes on, the secret is to do it quickly and lightly, otherwise you don't get an even finish and you have to keep going over bits.
Overal the shampoo conditoner bottle was used about half as much as the shampoo and glass cleaner. That doesn't mean that it doesn not work, but that it is used later in the chain of cleaning, so is a lesser priority and is not always used. It can be used as a stand alone shampoo, but is not as effective as when used in conjuction with all the other bottles.
Because of cost and that you need more than this to clean your car completley I hav emarked it down to 3 stars from 4.
I have just finished using the Autoglym shampoo on my car and thought I would write a review. My car has not been cleaned in quite a few weeks and I thought it was time to give it a thorough clean.
The Autoglym shampoo is described as being good for removing traffic film and general grime from your car. It then leaves a water repellant barrier and contains a rust inhibitor to protect your cars paintwork. The shampoo is also PH neutral which will not strip your car of any protective coatings and will be very gentle with the paintwork.
I always hose down my car before washing it to remove any loose dirt and grit as if you wash your car without doing this you can scratch the paintwork. After doing this I filled a bucket with warm water and added some of the shampoo. It is a very bright green colour and smells very fresh. I then began to clean the car and watched as the bubbles turned a dark shade of brown showing that the shampoo was working well in removing all of the winter dirt and grime. I find that the Autoglym shampoo does not foam as much as other brands and I find that I do have to use more Autoglym shampoo compared to other brands also. I washed the car a total of 4 times to get ride of all of the dirt but after this the car was looking spotless.
The main reason I use the Autoglym is because of the added rust inhibitor. I know in the colder weather there is a lot of salt on the roads which causes rust. If the Autoglym could not help with stopping rust I am sure they couldn't say it helped stop the onset of rust on the bottle.
I know the Autoglym products are more money than many which you can buy in the supermarket but I do think that they give a better result. After washing the car it gave a really shiny finish and left the car squeaky clean.
A very good car shampoo which I can recommend. Yes, more expensive but why buy something cheaper which will not protect your car as well as this does.
Last weekend, my wonderful fiancé sold his car (which was his pride and joy!) to buy one which was cheaper to run and cost less to buy. The idea behind this was to free up some money for our struggling wedding fund. What can I say, he is a wonderful man.
On the Sunday, I took him to Halfords and we got a few bits and bobs which I thought might help him bond with his new car. I didn't want him to feel resentful towards the new car and neglect it, but I needn't have worried because he seemed quite pleased with his new toy! He came out of Halfords armed with cleaners, air fresheners, and various other more 'technical' bits that I know little about.
One of the things we bought was this Autoglym Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner. We paid £9.99 for a litre, but I've since looked online and it's available on Amazon and other websites for various prices and you can get some good deals. As with most things, it tends to be cheaper the more of it you buy, and 2.5 litres on Amazon will cost you £13.59 which is a bargain!
This cleaner is considered to be one of the superior car cleaners, and claims to have the following benefits:
* Concentrated formula so it lasts longer
* It contains rust inhibitors
* It forms a shiny water repellent barrier to protect your paintwork
* It removes traffic film and visibly improves the finish and appearance of your vehicle
We did something very middle-aged on Sunday and went outside together to wash both our cars. You only need a little of this shampoo for it to develop a good froth, we used maybe a capful and that was sufficient in a normal sized bucket to do one car. If you have a tap that moves then I'd recommend doing this whilst the bucket is filling up, this will get the water nice and frothy. The shampoo smells really nice, it reminds me of Refreshers sweets for some reason! Not that this matters because you're not really going to notice this on the outside of your car.
You then use a sponge to cover the car from top to bottom, squeezing out as much water as possible to get all the suds out. Some parts of the car did require a little elbow grease, for example the bonnet which tends to attract flies to fly into it, but all in all it was very easy to use.
Once we'd done the washing part, we threw a couple of buckets of warm water over the car to get the suds and any residue off, and then we used a dry sponge to dry the cars as much as possible. Apparently this avoids leaving streaks on the car.
I have to say, for someone who usually neglects her car, I was very impressed with the shininess of my car after using this shampoo. It looked as good as it would if it had been through the jet wash. I think it is probably easier to use this regularly to avoid having to put as much elbow grease into the cleaning of your car, because unless it's absolutely filthy it's very easy to use this shampoo without putting too much effort it.
All in all, this is a shampoo I will definitely be buying again, although I think the bottle will last a while due to the concentrated formula so hopefully we won't need to stock up again for a while. Autoglym also do other products, from polish to more specialised things such as wheel cleaners, interior leather cleaners and glass cleaners. Maybe I'll put a little goodie bag together for my man this Christmas.
We have many Autoglym products in our household and mainly buy them because of their reputation for providing excellent car care products. We bought the shampoo in a 500mol bottle from Halfords and when we bought it, it came with a free micro fibre cloth so it is worth shopping around.
*Price and availability*
The bottles of the shampoo Conditioner come in a variation of sizes so that you can buy a small one to give it a try without spending too much money. However, the larger the bottle of shampoo conditioner you buy, the best value for money you get. For example, here are some of the prices listed on Amazon:
325 ml = £4.85
500 ml = £4.99
1 L = £8.99
5 L = £24.99.
Not all places stock all of the sizes though and the 500ml is the most common size to find. This is stocked in supermarkets as well as specific car shops so you just add it to your shopping list next time you pop to Tesco!
The bottle looks the same as all the other autoglym products; however this one has a green label. The shampoo is quite thick and is a creamy consistency. It smells fresh and clean but does not have a particular odour. When I first squirted some in my bucket I was a little disappointed at how many soap suds it produced, I thought it was going to produce a good lather to really give my car a deep clean. I ended up adding more than I should to the bucket, which didn't impress my partner who was a little cross I was wasting his beloved car shampoo! You actually only need 20ml of shampoo to 10L of water and it is not supposed to be overly bubbly as this can lead to streaking.
The Autoglym Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner removes the dirt caused by pollution, mud and insects from your car. It contains special additional ingredients which form a glossy water-repellent barrier to protect the car rather than some other cleaners that end up stripping polish from paintwork, leaving the surface dull and unprotected. It also doesn't contain any salt unlike other detergents as this can induce corrosion.
The directions are as follows: firstly rinse the vehicle with clean water to remove any loose dirt and grit. Then using a soft auto sponge, clean the car from the roof downwards, completing one side at a time and leaving the wheels until last. If you drop your sponge ensure it does not contain grit which will otherwise scratch the paintwork. Once you have sponged the vehicle, rinse off with clean water and for best results dry off with chamois leather.
The shampoo is easy to use, it cleans the car and dirt comes off with ease. I'm not overly convinced that it helps polish the car or that it helps form a water-repellent barrier. I still use a polish to help form the protection barrier as the shampoo just isn't enough on its own. I do like the product though and wouldn't switch to another cleaner. It makes the boring task of cleaning the car much easier.
Autoglym is renowned for their car cleaning and car products. Their bodywork shampoo is meant to contain gentle ingredients that both tackle the horrible containments and elements that attach to your cars body work while you're out and about on Britain's roads, while at the same time, being gentle on paintwork.
I got a bottle for Christmas in a special pack containing a sponge and some super resin polish. Anyone who knows anything about cleaning cars knows you should NEVER use a sponge. Sponges are evil. Stones, dirt and debris get caught in them and scratch and marr the paint surface, leaving swirl marks or worse. So I ditched that straight away and used the shampoo with my lambs wool mitt. The first thing to say is that the shampoo is sufficiently thick and wonderful to create a nice amount of soapy water when using the directed amount. Washed appropriately using a hose, warm water and the two bucket method, it does a nice job of getting the car clean and relatively shiny (ready for wax, polish and glaze).
If you are quick enough to dry the car after washing then in my experience with the shampoo you aren't likely to encounter water marks and other mess on the windows and paint that I have found when using other car shampoos. Its satisfying in its quality and smells nice when it goes on too. Which is always a bonus as you smell lovely after the hard graft of getting the car clean.
Its clear that the shampoo is well worth the extra money you might pay for it and its clear from its properties that its far less abrasive than other cheaper shampoos that you can find on the market. I'd highly recommend it to detailers and "Normals" alike. :)
I have been using this product ever since I got a car care gift pack and this was included. Ok it may seem pricey for some green fluid that you put in a bucket of water to wash your car but if you care about your car and how how your car looks then it really pays to use a good quality car shampoo, and lets face it, if your going to go to the effort of washing your car you may as well do it right. I also find it rewarding in a strange sort of way when I drag myself out of bed on a Sunday morning to wash the car and it actually looks like new again when im done.
Each and every time you use the product it leaves a film on the car which not only protects the car but leaves a lovely streak free shine. It makes the chore of car cleaning slightly easier, just put a cap full in the bucket and wash the car as normal with a sponge then whip over with a chamoise leather after and your car will look like new.
The shampoo also works well with Autoglyms other excellent range of products and is ideal to use if you have applied the super resin polish as it wont effect it in between applications.
As with any car enthusiast, I enjoy keeping my car clean and tidy whatever the season. I have always used whatever car shampoo I have been able to find from cheap tesco stuff to turtlewax etc, but never bought Auto Glym because of the perception that you are paying a premium for a standard product, after all its just shampoo.
After receiving the shampoo as part of a set for Christmas, I was surprised at how good the shampoo is on the car bodywork, providing unbeatable levels of shine after washing giving the impression that the car has been polished as well.
If you are intent on polishing the car as well, the shampoo prepares the car surface well and the polish can be put on and taken off very easily when compared to other car shampoos.
The Auto Glym shampoo contains rust inhibitors to stop rust corroding the body where stone chips may have taken the surface level of paint off.
The retail price of the shampoo is around £8 for a litre, and is well worth the investment if you enjoy keeping your car clean.
Being a car enthusiast i've always used Autoglym's range of cleaning products. Anyone who likes and enjoys taking care of their vehicles will more than likely be using Autoglym products. However although i've always used the polishes, I hadnt used the Shampoo/Conditioner before as I used to think it was a waste of money seeing as it was alot easier to jet wash the car down at the local garage.
First of all I must say that it smells very nice, its a very good shampoo that works very well and even includes rust inhibitors. Its is recommended to use this product before applying polishes such as Autoglym's Super Resin Polish as if prepares the surface of the car.
If you're not interested in polishing the car after washing then not a problem because as long as you wipe the car dry with a chammy then you'll be left with a lovely shine.
We seem to spend thousands of pounds on our vehicles and then seem to grumble about cleaning them and even spending a few pounds on some decent car care products to look after your 'pride and joy'.
I have used nothing but Auto Glym products now for many years and I will never use anything but again. Even though my vehicle is 6 years old now, I regularly receive comments about the excellent condition of the car, body work and interior. This is all down to me being an enthusiast (anorak as my other half says) and the use of Auto Glym products which is endorsed by marques such as Aston Martin, Jaguar, McLaren and Morgan.
Now to the product, all Auto Glym bottles come with the familiar Auto Glym logo, the typical coloured square with Auto Glym name in, which is easy to spot on the shelves. The bodywork shampoo conditioner has the green square and comes in 500ml and 1 litre sized bottles. They even supply it in a 'new' 2.5 Litre sized bottle for the serial car washer.
The recommendation is to mix 20ml of shampoo to 10 litres of water, so for the 500ml bottle, that's approx 25 washes, which even at 2 washes / month the bottle will last for approxiately 1 year, and @ £5.99 I call that a bargain.
The shampoo is of a thick, waxy creamy texture. The shampoo does not foam up too much (which is ideal) when mixed in the bucket.
Washing recommendation is to rinse the vehicle with clean water to remove any loose dirt and grit. Then clean the car from top downwards ensuring dirt flows down and off the car. Once you have sponged the vehicle, rinse off with clean water and for best results dry off with a chamois leather.
The shampoo gives your vehicle's bodywork an instant shine and waxed look. My vehicle is black, after washing, the car looks like it has already been waxed so there is no need to wax after every wash. After several washes (if you have used alternative products which don't wax well) the panels of the car build up a wax layer which is noticeable after a downpour. Water no longer streaks across the car but now forms neat water beads which easily glide and run off the car as you drive. The shampoo even builds up a nice waxy finish on Alloy wheels which makes cleaning and removal of brake dust easier than usual.
Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner can be found in most car accessory shops and even Tesco / asda have stocked up on this in the past.
Prices are a little more expensive than some 'run of the mill' products, the shampoo prices are approx:
500ml - £5.99
1 Litre - £8.99
2.5 Litre - £14.99
However, Halfords are currently doing a 3 for 2 on car cleaning products so if you have never tried it now is the time to give it a whirl.
Overall I believe this is the best car shampoo on the market and well worth the extra pennies. An excellent shampoo, which builds up a quality waxed finish if used regularly.
Considering Sunday was such beautiful weather, I decided to give my car a well-earned car wash. So I hopped down to Halfords, purchased this Auto Glym Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner as they are currently having a 3 for 2 cleaning product offer and didn't mind paying a bit extra, and gave it a whirl!
What drew me to the shampoo was the clean, minimalistic bottle; a total contrast to most other car cleaning products! The container is an all white bottle, with the large Auto Glym logo in front of a different coloured background to help differentiate their different products (this one being dark green). It also proudly showcases that it supplies product to The Queen and the Prince of Wales at the top! This bottle holds a litre of shampoo conditioner - it is far more economical getting this compared to the 500ml bottle, as it only costs a couple of quid more.
The back of the product details this shampoo is designed for regular use, rather than perhaps a more specialist product in their range. To use, you need to apply two capfuls of it to 10 litres of water, and wash half a car at a time to avoid the shampoo getting dry in the heat. This is about standard economical use for a car shampoo. Once finished, you just give it a rinse of water and then use a chamois. Quite simple really!
I am normally used to standard own-brand car cleaning products, but the quality between them and this was like night and day. It really does give a better clean, a nicer sheen in the sunlight and a better work surface to apply a wax on top if you so want. Considering I hadn't cleaned my car for about four months, it cut through my greasy traffic muck like a hot knife through butter. It also left my windows sparkly clean too, but I would recommend getting a dedicated glass cleaner for them just to do the inside as well as the out!
I bought this product for £8.99 for a litre - a bit more expensive than other competitors and perhaps a bit less economical as it asks for two capfuls shampoo per bucket; others only ask for one. But the quality of the finish stands out, and with the 3 for 2 offer at Halfords on ALL CLEANING PRODUCTS I have to recommend this product to everyone. Your car will be happy with it.
I have been using this product for many years now - ever since I was given a trial bottle at a classic car show that I went to and I was so impressed when I used it that I have never been tempted to try anything else again.
Please not that the description above is incorrect - this is shampoo for the car not a wheel cleaner.
The colour of the shamppo is a wonderful Lime Green so it is really easy yo see how much you are putting in. You only need one or two capfuls to get some really good suds to clean the car. The fact that you only need a small amount makes it very economical. So, whilst it may seem expensive when you first buy it, you will find that it will last you for ages and ages.
The smell is really fresh and almost makes it fun cleaning the car!!!! I find that the suds rinse off really easily so you don't have to use lots of water. The resulting finish is really good and really brings out the colour of the car and does repel the dirt to a certain degree so makes it easier to wash the next time.
I would really recommend this product. - Also note that the star rating is the only applicable rating below.