In the car cleaning process, one often overlooks the step of drying the car after the wash stage. If you do not complete this step, there may be formation of water spots and pooling on some surfaces.

Having a towel that is high-quality could be important if you want to avoid any scratches, swirl marks or lint particles while drying your car. A good microfiber towel is a good example.

Car drying towel

Microfiber towels make a detailers job much easier, faster, and more productive when it comes to cleaning a car. Due to their quick-drying and extra-absorbent qualities, they are the first choice for many people.

In addition, they have the lowest possibility to damage your vehicle’s paintwork. These towels are not only used to absorb water but also used for polishing, waxing, buffing, or interior surface cleaning.

Chemical Guys Professional Grade Microfiber Towel

With a microfiber blend of 70/30 and 380 GSM these towels are suitable for drying, buffing and polishing. Along with the silk edging, the twin sides of this towel are suitable for different types of detailing projects.

One side of the towel has long fibers and is fluffier to touch. This high pile side can be used for soft buffing or drying. The other side is made of short fibers having tighter weaves that are useful for removing polish or compound.

There might be slight streaking when swiping the first time, however, the second pass ensures complete dryness. The bright yellow / orange color highlights dirt and you know when to flip to avoid scratches.

Since they are large, you may not need to change them frequently. Always try to wash them separately, never along with other fabrics or clothes and if possible, use a dedicated Chemical guys microfiber wash.

Meguiar’s X2000 Water Magnet Microfiber Drying Towel

Using Meguiar’s Microfiber Towel can reduce the time needed to get the surface completely dry. The waffle weave pattern makes it an absorbent wipe that picks up more water than a typical towel.

Water Magnet Drying Towel absorbs water more quickly than a traditional towel.  The towel glides easily across the car’ surface, without leaving behind any lint or debris.

This is one of the thinner microfiber towels that anyone can use with minimal effort to ensure an impeccable spotless finish. Avoid use fabric softeners when washing these towels.

CleanTools The Absorber Synthetic Drying Chamois

Made from PVA or Polyvinyl Alcohol, this product is exceptionally superior than a woven fabric with long loops. This material is different from a microfiber fabric.

When it comes to drying, The Absorber is incomparable to a terrycloth towel or leather chamois. With its unique, sponge-like pore structure, it uses capillary action to soak up large amounts of water.

In addition to being used as a drying tool for cars, The Absorber can also be used for general purpose drying after a bath or gym.

Kirkland Signature Ultra High Pile Premium Microfiber Towels

Despite the fact that the Kirkland Signature Premium Microfiber Towels are very thin & light, they are still capable of absorption. This 80/20 blend towel can be used for drying, buffing, polishing, and glass cleaning. However, you may need multiple towels for drying as they are not too plushy.

The color does not fade off, and they absorb really well with minimal lint. If you seek relatively soft but fairly absorbent towels, these towels would be a perfect choice for general purpose cleaning.

The towels are packed tightly in the bag with their nap flattened. Use them after a quick wash that will make them fluffier and remove any stray fibers. Do not forget to remove the tags before using otherwise it may cause scratches. You may face some difficulty removing tags from these towels.

Chemical Guys Woolly Mammoth Microfiber Dryer Towel

This special towel is an impressive car drying towel from Chemical Guys that is very absorbent, soft and affordable. This product is capable of holding more than one gallon of water.

These towels are made using the soft, durable 70/30 (polyester / polyamide) blended microfiber. To further reduce the scratching, the towel contains an edge banded with silk.

Drying large vehicles like boats or SUVs is easier with this gigantic Woolly Mammoth Towel. Each towel contains a thick one-inch microfiber pile, which helps to protect the paintwork.

If you order the original grey version, you will get a scratch-free, lint-free, swirl-free towel that is highly absorbent and machine washable.

Chemical Guys Waffle Weave Microfiber Drying Towel

Chemical Guys made an additional 70/30 Microfiber Car Drying Towel in a waffle weave design. Every towel features a waffle texture that increases the towel’s surface area. Light swirls and scratches are prevented by the silk sewn edge. It can absorb water up to 8 times its own weight.

The Waffle Weave Gray Matter is a giant 36-inch x 25-inch, enough to dry an entire SUV by itself. Be careful when drying lower panels as the towel may touch the ground due to its large size. Many users preferred the Absorber version as they found it difficult to wring out the excess water.