Why A Personal Car Vac is a Must Have
COVID has made me paranoid about touching highly used surfaces in public places. And this second wave has made my fear worse. Before COVID I was never crazy about using public car vacuums but they were a necessary evil. And it was so gratifying to see that grit on my car floor go away so quickly.
But recently, I really hate using the public vac and dragging it across the floor and seats of my car. Still committed to keeping a nice looking interior, I figured the best tactic is frequent maintenance. That’s why I purchased a cordless personal car vacuum. It’s a godsend, especially since we love to take weekend road trips. Part of our fun is to stop at local country stores and sample their baked goods along our drive. That means crumbs, so my personal vacuum is an absolute must have. It only takes a minute to swipe the head across the annoying area and voila! A spotless vehicle.
Before, I would generally stick to a once a week schedule, and go to the car wash with the self service machines. At $1-$1.50 a vacuum, it seemed like a bargain. Sometimes it took me two vacuums to get it done, but it still seemed very affordable.
However, if you love a grit free car, keeping a vacuum that can plug into the car outlet is a better investment. The best one are between $45 and $75, which means that they would pay for themselves in less than a year. For me, the sanitation aspect is priceless because I’m no longer stressing about contracting germs.
Is the vacuum as strong as the public ones? Of course not, those are industrial and designed to suck up everything not nailed down.
But when I did a side by side comparison, the portable vacuum held up beautifully for every day messes. What more do you really need?
Is it as easy to use? Definitely. You can purchase the battery operated or corded version. Emptying and cleaning the filter is simple as well.
And as for convenience, it can’t be beat. Although it’s not difficult to make it to the car wash once a week, having something that can literally be stored in the car, sanitized and used at any time is pretty amazing.