ArmorAll AA255

ArmorAll AA255 Utility Vacuum Cleaner Review

Just looking through the feature set of the ArmorAll AA255 Utility Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner reveals nothing short of an amazing device. Armed with a two (2) horsepower motor that provides requisite immense power for high-level performance, it is able to clean both wet and dry substances efficiently. Adding to its already impressive versatility is its ability to function as a blower also.

Even better, it features a compact, dexterous build that you can slug around seamlessly while cleaning, and very importantly, it has a relatively low noise level when compared to other car vacuums. Furthermore, it features all the right accessories to deliver thorough and efficient cleaning. Perhaps the biggest draw of the ArmorAll AA255 vacuum is that it is very affordable and offers the best bang-to-buck ratio of any vacuum cleaner in its class.

Why You Should Buy the ArmorAll AA255?

ArmorAll AA255

Armor All – AA255 , 2.5 Gallon 2 Peak HP Wet/Dry Utility Shop Vacuum

Performance and Versatility

Equipped with a 2 HP motor, the ArmorAll AA255 car vac provides more power than you can find in a handheld vacuum in its price bracket. It provides adequate suction pressure to clean both liquid spills as well as solid dirt and debris.

Furthermore, the motor also enables it function as an effective blower, which you can use to clean regions, such as narrow cracks and crevices, where vacuuming is difficult.


The debris and liquid spills cleaned by the AA255 collects in a 2.5-gallon tank. As a result, you wouldn’t have to empty the tank often during cleaning, which is desirable when you are doing an extensive cleanup.

Furthermore, while the unit operates, the noise level is far lower than most car vacuums that are even more expensive. This owes to its very thoughtful air and noise diffuser built into the device that ensures quiet operation regardless of if you are using its suction or blower functionality.

Ease of Use

The ArmorAll AA255 Utility Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner features a sturdy, durable build that you can easily use for efficient cleaning. This is enhanced by its portability; its 6 feet stretch hose that makes maneuverability seamless; and a large, sturdy handle that has a dual function of making it easy to carry the unit around as well as providing a template to wrap the 10 feet power cord around when not in use.

A very nifty feature that does not enjoy as much coverage as it should is its auto-shutoff feature. This important feature prevents overflowing as it automatically stops the device from operating when its 2.5-gallon tank is full.


Without taking an extended look at the feature list of the AA255 car vac, the price tag by itself is impressive. When you do take a comprehensive review of the product’s offerings, it is hard to figure out why a device with so many outstanding features carries such a low price tag.

It is unarguably a bargain that you should certainly take advantage of, especially if you are looking for that rare mix of power, effectiveness, versatility, and affordability.


The ArmorAll AA255 Utility Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner is a versatile car vacuum no doubt. However, improving on its basic configuration is an epic set of attachments and accessories that expands its functionality. The attachments include:

  • Crevice Tool – for cleaning areas of your car interior that are difficult to access
  • Blower Nozzle – for delivering concentrated airflow to a specific area to eliminate dirt
  • Wide and Narrow Brushes – for cleaning dirt and debris stuck in certain surface types like carpet fibers
  • 2-in-1 Utility Nozzle
  • Deluxe Car Nozzle

There are provided slots within the device assembly where you can store the attachments when not in use. This ensures that the attachments are always close by whenever you want to use them and more importantly that you would not lose them.

Additionally, the ArmorAll includes certain interesting accessories in the AA255 Utility Vac packaging. They include:

  • Reusable cloth filter
  • Reusable foam sleeve

Things We Liked

Very versatile

The ArmorAll AA255 Utility Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner is one hell of a diverse device. For starters, it has the uncanny ability to suck up both solid dirt/debris and liquid spills without any extra effort on your part. Furthermore, it also has a blower function for extra cleaning and drying of wet areas. Moving on, it has an extensive array of attachments and accessories to increase its functionality and effectiveness at cleaning.

Shockingly affordable

You wouldn’t find a better vacuum cleaner at a lower price point than that of the ArmorAll AA255 car vacuum. Even at its very low price point, you wouldn’t have to sacrifice on vital features, which just makes the device a terrific bargain.

Compact and convenient to use

The build is not bulky. With the canister in one hand and the cleaning nozzle on the other, it would almost feel as though you weren’t performing a chore but a hobby. It has a sturdy handle, extensive 6-feet stretch hose supplemented by a 10-feet power cord.

Spacious dirt tank

The industry apothegm is that compact vacuums often do not have an expansive dirt bin/rank. Not the ArmorAll AA255. This model sports a spacious dirt tank with a volume of 2.5 gallons or approx. 9.5 liters. This provides an appreciable compromise between much volume (which results in the convenience of having to empty the tankless) and not having too much volume that the device becomes weighty and difficult to use.

Nifty auto-shutoff feature

Thoughtful functionality that prevents the dirt tank from overflowing: The feature automatically stops the device from operating when the dirt tank is full.

Operates quietly

The ArmorAll AA255 handheld vacuum has a relatively low noise rating thanks to a dedicated built-in air and noise diffuser.

Things We Didn’t Liked

  • No DC Adapter
  • Hose often does not stay firmly in place while using the Blower functionality


With an unbelievable price tag for a truly phenomenal package, the ArmorAll AA255 Utility Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner in a very resourceful car vacuum cleaner. It sports plenty of useful features in a compact and durable build that would leave you wanting for nothing else.

Its diverse array of attachments and accessories adds to its already expansive versatility and offers a complete performance-intensive package that is worth more than the price tag it brandishes.

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