There are a variety of products one would use to detail/clean their vehicle, including: rim cleaner, tire shine, window cleaner, leather cleaner, etc. The list of car detailing products can be lengthy, especially how in-depth one would like their vehicle to look. Having said this, the one tool that all of the above products have in common is the use of microfiber cloths to complete their respected cleaning outcomes.
As an example of the multi-use function of a microfiber, our Accredited Auto-Detailing Location (JREK Autocare) uses them for window, leather and vinyl cleaning, along with rim detailing (dependent on rim coating).
The one major benefit to using a microfiber over disposable "shop towels" as example is that microfibers can be washed in laundry and re-used multiple times before they ware-out.