We recently updated our car and while I always liked having a nice clean car, I often found other things that needed doing before cleaning the inside of the car, and would put it off! This car is a different story, I just love it so much! We have had the car for around 7 or 8 weeks now and I have cleaned it once a week since we have had it. My husband hasn't cleaned it once (I don't think he dares) and so I'm always on the look out for new air fresheners (currently obsessed with the jelly bean ones!) and things to clean my car. When I saw the Dyson car cleaning kit on Amazon I bought it straight away. I was only thinking to myself a few days before, that I struggle to get down the side of the seats and in and around the gear box and I figured this kit would make it much easier.
I wasn't disappointed and absolutely love this kit! At nearly £40 it isn't cheap, but for genuine Dyson accessories and the amount I will use the kit, I figured it would actually turn into quite a good value kit.
With the kit there are 3 tools to use. The car turbine head is ideal for pet hair (I'm not sure how well this works on pet hair as we don't have any pets) and dirt. It works well to get up dirt from the foot wells and does it so quickly. As I have been so obsessive with cleaning the car over the last few weeks, it hasn't really got too dirty but the small amount of grit and stones vac up extremely quickly with this tool and effectively too.
The flexi crevice tool is my favourite and exactly what I needed for reaching the gaps in between the seats. I also find it really handy for picking up the small stones that seem to gather in the driver foot well just above the foot pedals which I can't normally reach - this little tool is perfect for this.
I will be perfectly honest and say that I haven't yet used the stubborn dirt brush in the car as I haven't had any stubborn marks! With two young children (and a 5 hour drive to Cornwall next week!), I am almost certain that this will get used fairly soon and with the stiff bristles, I am sure it will work effectively to loosen up dried up and ground in stains. I have used it in my daughter's bedroom to get up something sticky from her rug, but this was a different type of material to car upholstery. It did work but it needed a fair bit of elbow grease too!
The one thing that I love about this kit is that although it is a 'car cleaning kit', it fits your Dyson vacuum cleaner (all models except DC01, DC02, DC03, DC16, DC18) and so can be used for whatever you want, not just the car! I love using the car turbine head for the stairs as our attic stairs go around a bend and the usual stair tool we have is just too big and wide to use on this particular carpet, but the car turbine head is perfectly small and compact (and effective) for this particular job. I also have a little corner in one of the arm chairs where the fabric has a funny little twist in it and every now and then I use the flexi crevice tool to get rid of any dust that may have collected in it.
All in all a great kit and one that I would recommend to owners of Dysons who are obsessed with cleaning cars like me!
**(Please ignore the 3 'terrain' ratings on the quick ratings section. This is obviously N/A but won't let me leave blank!)
When I was deciding to buy this a few months ago, I remember looking for reviews and seeing quite a mixed bunch of both positive and negative opinions. I bought it anyway, and overall am pleased with the purchase.
One thing I think people get confused about when buying this, is it is not a full blown car cleaning kit. It is a set of attachments to use with an existing Dyson cleaner - you need a Dyson to be able to use the car cleaning kit.
The attachments I have are compatible with the Dyson DC01, DC02, DC03, DC16, DC18 models. My family have a Dyson DC14. Our family car gets VERY dirty - my mum has three small dogs that shed a lot, and she insists they sit on the seats, rather than in the back compartment.
I paid around 65 euros for the kit (I bought it in Spain) which I think in retrospect might have been a bit dear; I am sure if you shop around you will find it cheaper.
You get a "stubborn dirt brush," a "flexi crevice tool" and a "car turbine head." The turbine head is supposed to be the bit that picks up pet hair, but to be honest, it is not that great for my mums dog's hair, but it does pick up small stones and dirt well.
The crevice tool is great and really dos get into all those little nooks and crannies. The stubborn brush is also fairly effective, but you do need to apply some pressure and elbow grease.
I think this kit is ideal for a dirty car, but maybe not optimal for a VERY dirty car. Those of us with multiple pets might sometimes need something a little more robust.