When it comes to picking the best car shampoo, you’re looking for a product that lathers up and can effectively remove dirt. Plain and simple. That being said, there are no end of products on the market, so knowing which to buy can be tough. Griot’s Garage produces some great detailing products, but one I was keen to try was its car wash shampoo. Is it worth adding to your detailing kit? That’s what I’m here to find out.

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How I Tested Griot’s Car Wash Shampoo

To test Griot’s car wash shampoo as accurately as possible, I made sure to adhere to all of the manufacturer’s instructions. This meant diluting 1fl. oz of Griot’s Car Wash for every two gallons of water. After applying the product to the car, I then observed the amount of foam it produced and assessed how slick it felt on the panel. Next, I carried out a visual and physical inspection to see how much dirt, if any, was left after washing.

When choosing the best car shampoo, the price point of the product as well as the dilution rate should also be taken into account. As a result, I’ve added that as an extra testing element in this review.

Griot's car wash shampoo super concentrate

Griot’s Car Wash Shampoo First Impressions

Griot’s products have a unique look that really sets them apart, and I’m a fan. The liquid lids feature a funky pull-up design that makes pouring easy, which is always nice. Not only does Griot’s Car Wash shampoo look orange, but it smells orange too. Well, at least it has a lovely tangy citrus scent, so close enough.


It’s pH-neutral, and Griot’s says it delivers loads of subs and high lubricity, so it certainly sounds good.

Using Griot's Car Wash Shampoo

What’s It Like To Use Griot’s Car Wash Shampoo

You need to use 1fl. oz of Griot’s Car Wash for every two gallons of water, so that means around 1.5 fl. oz per wash. That’s perhaps a little more than some others, but it’s certainly not bad. While there was plenty of foam as promised, it didn’t really make it onto the panel, but that’s no big deal as it was very nice to wash with. My wash mitt slid across the surface gracefully with the aid of Griot’s Car Wash shampoo, so it was certainly slick, and it cleaned well too.

Griot’s Car Wash Shampoo Verdict

Griot’s Car Wash is a solid choice. It smells lovely and cleans well. It doesn’t have any special features that make it stand out, but it’s good at being a shampoo. If you want to try something you might not have used before, give it a go.