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Car Vac Recommendations #5163156 07/17/19 07:05 AM
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Looking for a small car vac to vacuum out our vehicles. We have hardwood floors and only have a lightweight stick type vacuum for our house. Tired of feeding quarters at the car wash. Any recommendations?

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https://vacumaid.com/product/garage-vac/


Pricey but oh lordy it works well and doesn't get in the way because it's wall mounted.


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Costco usually has a powerful small vacuum.


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Well if you have any cordless power tools then possibly a vacuum that uses one of their batteries. I have a Milwaukee M18 vacuum. And many Milwaukee M18 tools.

I have found in the past that you cannot pull enough power from the 12V cigarette lighter in a car to power a decent vacuum. Although I may not have tried recently.


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Re: Car Vac Recommendations [Re: klt1986] #5163185 07/17/19 07:40 AM
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I have a small Harbor Freight wet/dry vac. Love the thing for cleaning cars. The vacuum itself is small enough that I can put it anywhere while working and the implements are also small enough that they will fit almost anywhere in a vehicle. Another pro tip is it can run off of my inverter so I can use it pretty much anywhere - camper in the woods, car in the woods, etc. Does a great job keeping things clean!


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Re: Car Vac Recommendations [Re: klt1986] #5163188 07/17/19 07:44 AM
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Pick up the small wet / dry vac at Harbor Freight .


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Not a bad price, $32 on Amazon. wet/dry vac


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Originally Posted by BMWTurboDzl
https://vacumaid.com/product/garage-vac/


Pricey but oh lordy it works well and doesn't get in the way because it's wall mounted.


You're assuming he has a garage. I've got this Ridgid 3 gal. portable that is powerful but the hose and attachments are larger than I'd like making it hard to reach in tight places. Also the hose contracts annoyingly when you have a lot of suction.

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Any wet/dry shop vac should suffice.

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Another vote for a small dry/wet shop vac. They are reasonably priced, have great suction and the wet vac function is handy when cleaning carpet or cloth seat srains.

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https://vacumaid.com/product/garage-vac/


Pricey but oh lordy it works well and doesn't get in the way because it's wall mounted.


You're assuming he has a garage. I've got this Ridgid 3 gal. portable that is powerful but the hose and attachments are larger than I'd like making it hard to reach in tight places. Also the hose contracts annoyingly when you have a lot of suction.

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Yep.

The only thing I don't like about W/D vac's is the filters and that they can be annoying if not impossible to have if the garage is narrow. My Vacumaid (given as a gift) uses a bag like a traditional household carpet vac and has a 25' ft hose w/air bleeder for narrow attachments. Yes it's a one-trick-pony being dry only but wall mounted is a huge plus for my narrow garage.

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OP needs to say if 110V AC power is available.


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OP needs to say if 110V AC power is available.


Yes, I have access to AC power and would prefer a 110V AC vacuum. I saw the small wet/dry vac on Amazon. Does not look too bad. I will have to look at Harbor Freight this weekend and see what they have. I do not have a garage but a carport, so I try not to store anything other than a trash can and wash bucket there. Vac will be stored in the adding utility room.

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I just use a small shop vac. Having wheels/casters is big when you're working your way around the car.


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I own this one and am very pleased with it.

We use it for the car, car-seats for the little ones and for cracks and other small areas where our robo-vac can't reach (e.g., stairs).

It's at a decent price at Walmart right now; however, it will likely be cheaper on Black Friday, if you can wait that long.:

Dyson V6 Walmart Link $120

It has a crevice tool and a other attachments to clean the whole car:

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