Carrand Auto-Vac 94005AS Review

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.

Our 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.

For

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

Against

  • This is one of the largest and heaviest vacuums we tested.
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All the tools and accessories included with the Carrand Auto-Vac are contained within the vacuum caddy.

All the tools and accessories included with the Carrand Auto-Vac are contained within the vacuum caddy.
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The hose and power cord each have special places on the Auto-Vac's caddy. This keeps the hose contained and the cord from becoming tangled.

The hose and power cord each have special places on the Auto-Vac's caddy. This keeps the hose contained and the cord from becoming tangled.
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The settings on the Auto-Vac are extremely simple – there is just one power button.

The settings on the Auto-Vac are extremely simple – there is just one power button.
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The Auto-Vac is bagless, meaning the dust chamber is easy to empty and clean.

The Auto-Vac is bagless, meaning the dust chamber is easy to empty and clean.
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The tools that come with the Carrand Auto-Vac are labeled so you know which accessory is best for which job.

The tools that come with the Carrand Auto-Vac are labeled so you know which accessory is best for which job.
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The filter is washable and reusable, adding to the longevity of the Auto-Vac.

The filter is washable and reusable, adding to the longevity of the Auto-Vac.
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The Auto-Vac's crevice tool has a bristled brush at the end of it to catch additional dust.

The Auto-Vac's crevice tool has a bristled brush at the end of it to catch additional dust.
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The Auto-Vac's console brush is designed to dust and collect debris left in the vents and fan areas on your car.

The Auto-Vac's console brush is designed to dust and collect debris left in the vents and fan areas on your car.
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The Auto-Vac's specialized carpet tool is designed to suck up dirt and debris deep in the car's upholstery.

The Auto-Vac's specialized carpet tool is designed to suck up dirt and debris deep in the car's upholstery.
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The narrow hose tip on the Auto-Vac can catch dirt between thin slats on the car.

The narrow hose tip on the Auto-Vac can catch dirt between thin slats on the car.
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You can also clean the outside of your car with the Auto-Vac's hose tool.

You can also clean the outside of your car with the Auto-Vac's hose tool.

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 our 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 picked up 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 several 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 12.5-foot 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 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.

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, though. Also, the Carrand vac's cord is short and may need an extension cord to clean larger vehicles.