This does a great job of drying my car up to a point. Once it gets saturated to the point you have to wring it out, it pretty much just smears the water around. However, up to that point, it is among the best products I've used. This is where having a second one comes in handy. I keep one in my car to finish up after the drive through car washes and it is perfect. I've put these through the washer about a dozen times and they still are holding up well.