Pros / The flexible hose and multiple attachments allow you to clean virtually anywhere in your car.

Cons / The suction on this car vacuum is moderately weaker than other models we tested.

 Verdict / The Carrand auto vac has several onboard accessories to clean a variety of messes in tight spots. This car vacuum is best if you have plenty of wall outlets or an extension cord to extend its reach.

Like the living room couch, your car is a gathering place for pet hair, crumbs and other mystery messes. The best way to clear out the clutter is with a car vacuum cleaner. The best car vacs can reach into tricky spots in your car with multiple attachments.

The Carrand auto vac is powerful and has plenty of accessories for different cleaning jobs. The vacuum is built into a caddy that holds two brushes, one flat nozzle and a narrow nozzle for crumbs. All the accessories included in the caddy attach to the hose nozzle.

The hose design has several advantages over the classic tapered look of many car vacuum cleaners. This was evident in the maneuverability test. The Carrand vac scored full points on this test and was able to catch full-sized pieces of cereal in areas of the car unreachable by other car vacs.

The narrow nozzle caught crumbs in tight, shallow spaces like between the seat cushion and back. We used the nozzle without any attachments to suck up the whole pieces of cereal in our testing. The Carrand was able to reach under the seat to suck up all the cereal we placed there.

While it is easy to maneuver, the Carrand lost points for poor suction and cleaning results on some tests. This vacuum can suck up crumbs and other materials easily, but you might have to be thorough with your work. It took us up to 10 passes over the test dog hair to suck it up completely. This is also the heaviest unit of the ones we tested, which makes it a little less portable.

To power the Carrand auto vac, we recommend having an extension cord handy. Depending on the size of your car and the location of outlets nearby, the 150-inch cord may not be enough to reach everywhere you want to clean, even with its 40-inch hose.

The warranty on this model lasts for a full year if you need repairs or a replacement. If you have questions about this vac, support is limited to the website or phone support. There isn't a frequently asked questions page available for this car vacuum, but you can email the manufacturer directly if you have questions.

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  • Cleaning Performance Score
  • Maneuverability Score
  • Usability Score
  • Pickup
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  1. Percentage score from our battery of cleaning tests.
    Higher is Better.
  2. 8  Carrand Auto-Vac
    75.0 %
  3. 95.0 %
  4. 100.0 %
  5. 80.0 %
  6. Category Average
    84.0 %

Summary

The Carrand auto vac uses a hose and multiple attachments that allow you to pick up a variety of messes in hard-to-reach places. We were able to suck up full pieces of cereal from under and between the seats in our test car. The hose attachment isn't enough to suck up everything it encounters. The Carrand vac's cord is short and may need an extension cord to clean your entire car.

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