When it comes to washing your car, microfiber towels offer a clear advantage: they're more absorbent than traditional cotton towels and much gentler on your car (aka less likely to leave scratches). But what should you look for when picking one out? You'd think the best microfiber towels for cars would be straightforward, but there are actually quite a few factors that go into it.
You'll first want to consider the blend of the fabric. Microfiber is made from polyester and polyamide. It's usually measured as a ratio (for example, 70/30 microfiber would mean 70 percent polyester and 30 percent polyamide). Generally speaking, the higher the polyamide content, the softer the material will be.
Next, look at absorbency. This is often measured based on how much of the towel's weight it can hold in water. Sometimes the brand provides this metric, but if not, you can often get a better idea of the absorbency by reading reviews.
Lastly, look at the sides of the towel. Rough edges are often the culprit for scratches left during buffing and detailing. For that reason, it's best to get towels with low-profile edges that are covered in a soft material, like silk.
With all of this in mind, I've made a list of the best microfiber towels for your next auto detailing project.
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