I bought my car new in 2012. It’s typically been a pretty clean place, but ever since getting a dog (and bringing her EVERYWHERE with me) the seats have seen more wear&tear in the last 4 months than in the last 3 years.
And look- The culprit just lays there snoozing while I do the dirty work….
Unfortunately, I didn’t take before & after photos (I wasn’t planning to blog about this), but you can see the driver seat is complete in this photo while the shotgun seat is not. The passenger seat looks a little more “brown” (dirty!) while my seat is definitely more “gray” (clean!).
Basically, I wanted to give my car a good scrub down before installing the baby carseat. I found a few homemade solutions online and had a list to buy the ingredients, but once I started strolling the isles at Target I decided that for $5 I was just going to give this product a try.
Ratings are on a 5 point scale: 1 being not satisfied, 5 being very satisfied.
Spray. Let foam. Scrub. Wipe.
That’s it! I should add that I thoroughly vacuumed prior to using the foam, then also again once the seats were dry.
It definitely is easy to use, it’s just repetitive. I found it best to do smaller sections at a time.
1) Simply spray the aerosol on your seat.
2) I waited about 30-40 seconds for it to foam up…
3) …then scrubbed it in with the scrubber on the cap. I didn’t really care for the plastic scrubber, but I didn’t exactly go change it out either. In the future I will likely use a regular old bristle brush.
4) I then wiped down any remaining foam/dirt with an old towel.
Dirt Removal: 5
I was pleasantly surprised with how well this product pulled the dirt & stains out!
Believe it or not, there was a 2ish-year-old stain on the drivers seat that actually came out! (Do you see it in the photo? me either!) Even the floor mats look MUCH better. They’re not perfect, but if I spent a little more time on them I bet they’d be even cleaner.
Sure, my “home remedy” might have been cheaper (maybe?) but for $4.99 I’m definitely happy with the results.
I was being very precise, but this took a LONG time. Too long, actually.
I only ended up doing my seat half the bench in the back, and that took well over an hour (ain’t nobody got time for that!). If you have the time, or child labor, totally worth it. If not, don’t get this product…just take your car in to get detailed instead.
Overall, I’d say this product gets a 4.
I also want to add that I liked the “foam” method (vs a homemade method) because the solution didn’t soak the seats like a liquid would have. Yes, of course the seats were damp (you can see the blotches in the photo because it’s not dry yet) but given I have heated seats (in SoCal. I know. The Irony.) and needed to run errands this afternoon, I wasn’t looking to soak the seats.
2 thoughts on “Product Review: “Shout Auto””
Thanks for this blog. I tried some of this , but it seems there is this incredibly strong irritating chemical smell left over. I hope it goes away with time after a few days, which I believe it will.
Thank you for including this feedback, Ed! I hadn’t notified it, but I know the readers appreciate a FULL perspective!