The WORKSHOP Wet/Dry Vacs WS0301VA has the look of a tough, professional unit with its large 4 gallon capacity and strong parts and there are high hopes of an impressive clean of the whole car. When you read the product description for this auto vacuum, the focus does appear to be on the quality and performance of the hose, suggesting that this is the key selling point over other features. Thankfully, there does appear to be more to this machine to ensure that it is one of the top car detailing vacuums around – just not necessarily in the wet/dry category.
WORKSHOP Wet & Dry Car Vacuum
In many ways, it is all about the individual component parts with this Workshop Wet/Dry Vacuum.
The specification for this vacuum boasts about the accessories and the way that they are “specifically designed for automotive cleaning challenges”. Naturally, the main body of this machine is crucial for a good performance because that is where the motor is housed and it has that great capacity for all the debris and water but a lot of attention is placed on the other parts. The premium hose is said to be highly durable, “ultra-flexible” and has a decent length, there are three cleaning attachments – dusting brush, claw nozzle and crevice tool – and the dust collection bag. The attachments have impressed users because they really do allow users to get a deep clean in those tougher spots around the car.
There is also a sense of user convenience here in the way that it all comes together, but there is one important flaw letting it down at the end.
Each part has its strengths but they need to come together to form a reliable machine that can handle wet and dry jobs within the car. There are a number of interesting features for this such as the quick-release locking systems on the hose and filter for strength and quick changes, the apparent benefit of the positioning of the carry handle and power switch and the flat bottom to prevent the product from tipping over when balanced on a car seat. With all the key pieces together, the strong motor that is able to suck up all the dirt through those well -design attachments and that strong hose, this machine should be on course for a great performance. There is, however, a slight problem in the product’s abilities; it can handle the dry aspect fine, with small particles and pet hair lifted away with ease, but it struggles a bit with the wet element and many buyers would not trust it on anything larger than a small spill.
The final verdict on this WORKSHOP Wet/Dry Vacs WS0301VA:
To call this machine a top wet/dry vacuum would be pushing it because buyers have often severely decreased their user rating for the poor wet performance offered; however, this does not mean that this model is not still highly recommendable as a car vacuum. Take away any expectations on the capabilities with liquids and you still have a strong, powerful vacuum with great results on dry materials, some well-designed attachments and details to improve the user experience and the ability to clean a car to a high standard.