Report: These Are The Most Popular Car Care Products Staff
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As Spring approaches, millions of car owners will be looking to add a little shine to their wheels, giving their pride-and-joy some much-needed TLC. And whether you’re staring at the detailing aisle at your local auto shop/big box store, or going cross-eyed looking at Amazon listings, there’s no doubt that it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the increasing number of car care products available to purchase.

So maybe the best option is to see how others have voted with their wallets, and explore a list of the most popular car care products purchased.

To do that, we’ve dug deep into the data of VerticalScope’s Fora forum community, home to over 1,000 unique forums, 55 million registered members and over 100 million monthly active users. From to, we’ve compiled the data on purchases of car care products from both the highly-engaged members and casual site users.

The Top 10

Below is a list of the 10 most popular car care products purchased:

  1. Car Guys Plastic Restorer, 8 Oz Kit
  2. Chemical Guys Signature Series Orange Degreaser, 16 fl Oz
  3. Dusichin SFL-001 Foam Cannon Pressure Washer Jet
  4. Meguiar's G7516 Endurance Tire Gel, 16 Oz
  5. Black+Decker Dustbuster AdvancedClean Cordless Handheld Vacuum
  6. Meguiar's G180515 Bug & Tar Remover, 15 Oz
  7. Meguiar's G12310 PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish, 10 Oz
  8. Meguiar’s Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer, 12 Oz
  9. Mothers Car Wash Brush, Wheel and Fender Brush, 10 Inch
  10. Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Wax, 32 Oz

Top Names Present

Not surprisingly, the list includes top names in the segment including Meguiar’s, Mothers and Chemical Guys. There are also a few surprising products on the list, like the DUSICHIN foam cannon - from a product category that’s really taken off in recent years.

“With Spring just around the corner, it’s fascinating to see what products people are buying at scale,” says Colum Wood, VP Content at VerticalScope. Any product that’s made this list has obviously won a dedicated following and stands out from the overwhelming selection of options available. While ‘most popular’ doesn’t always mean ‘best’, I’d certainly use this list to get started when it comes time to re-stock my car cleaning shelf in the garage. And maybe it’s finally time to modernize my car care routine with a foam cannon.”


Information for this report comes via data obtain by analyzing sales transactions form VerticalScope's 1,000 unique forums, 55 million registered members over the course of a calendar year. Staff Staff

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