I NEEDED something like this. The suction power is definitely much better with the car on but it’s still not the best. I take my car to the car wash and they never clean it well. I always end up having to go right after and vacuum it myself. So this helps and I don’t need to go to a place that has one. I can do it at home. So happy with this purchase.
This vacuum does NOT have the suction power of a house vacuum or garage vacuum. It simply cannot. Those vacuums use an average of 1500 watts. This vacuum uses around 120-130 watts (14V x 9 amps if I remember correctly). For what it is it actually provides excellent suction. It is great for vacuuming everything from rocks, dust and leaves out of your car and can get into tiny spots because of it's flexible and small hose. It also has a brush on one of the hoses which is nice for cleaning vents, cupholders and stereo crevices. Overall, a very useful buy.
This arrived TODAY. Opened it up. Plugged it in. Vacuumed car. Excellent little vacuum! Car was not very dirty inside. But am positive if it was, this vacuum would get the job done. My small dog with the long hair loves to ride in the car. Got all that hair up using the little brush attachment. I LOVE the light! On black carpet it helps to see what I’m doing. Great purchase for me.
There are no excuses not to have a clean car now! This vacuum is quiet, so no loud vacuum all up in your ears, which is nice. It easily sucks up gravel, grass, dirt, debris. The cord is so long, you can even get the trunk done! I like the light on it to help see in the dark spaces. It has attachments to get in the crevices, and a handy bag to keep it all in. This is the first car vac I've had, so I have no comparisons, but I can say I wish I would have bought one of these sooner! I love it! Get ya one and don't look back!
While it will never win awards for auction power, it does in fact have good suction for this kind of device. Definitely more than other ones I've owned. and the cord length is enough to do anything you would want to do with it. The attachments are great as well and fit snugly. The bad keeps everything together. Tried it out right after I got it to clean the area where the cabin filter goes in my car that collects lots of crud. Worked awesome getting into a very awkward space.