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Best Car Snow Removal Tools - Snow Brush, Brooms and Ice Scrapers

Updated on July 3, 2013

The arrival of winter is a wake up call to all drivers to ensure their vehicle is properly equipped to deal with the inevitable snow and ice which those chilly winter months bring with them to the party. A good snow removal brush, windshield ice scraper or snow broom for cars and automobiles is one item which should be in every automobile owner's winter safety kit to ensure you can always clean way snow and ice build up from your windscreen and elsewhere.

A car snow brush to remove snow build up on a windshield or elsewhere on the hood, roof etc. may be small enough to fit inside a glove compartment or longer to reach those hard to reach places. Compact snow brushes for cars are ideal for smaller vehicles or to keep handy as they fit inside a glove compartment or underneath a seat. Some have retractable handles to make them smaller still.

Ice scrapers are used to remove frost and ice from a windshield without scratching up the glass. These may be small handheld ice scrapers which cost a couple of bucks or may come attached to a vehicle snow brush tool as a two in one accessory. Heated ice scrapers are a newer innovation which plug into your 12V cigarette lighter and allow you to melt the ice and frost away rather than chipping and scraping a windshield which can be tiring and potentially damaging to yourself or your windshield.

For larger vehicles, or for removing large amounts of powder, an automotive snow broom is a larger tool for removing snow from vehicles which typically comes with a long handle. Some extend over 6ft in length for use on larger vehicles like trucks and RV camper vans.

Car snow scrapers and ice removal tools are relatively inexpensive and should last you many years if you buy a decent one in the first place. This lens aims to showcase some of the better rated and reviewed snow brushes, brooms and scrapers as reviewed by real owners so you can be assured your choice is a good one.

Popular and Top Rated Snow Removal Tools

The Ones Customers Love

Don't get stuck with one of those cheap and nasty gas station ice scrapers which barely do the job if your lucky and then break the next time you go to use them. This selection features the top rated snow brushes, ice scrapers and snow removal brooms as rated by real customers who love their purchase.

Mallory 532 26" Cool Tool Snow Brush with Integrated Scraper and Foam Grip Handle (Colors may vary)
Mallory 532 26" Cool Tool Snow Brush with Integrated Scraper and Foam Grip Handle (Colors may vary)

This popular snow and ice scraper brush has thick bristles for brushing away snow and ice and a heavy duty scraper head for scraping frost from windshields and chipping away at stubborn ice patches. The cushioned foam grip feels comfortable in your hand whilst the business end does its job admirably without scratching up your paint.


Extendable Telescopic Snow Brushes For Cars and Trucks

Those short handled snow removal brushes are great for cleaning snow and ice off your windshield, side windows and hood but for more reach for taller vehicles you are better off with a long handled snow broom or telescoping extendable snow brush instead. If, for example, you own a truck, SUV or other large motor vehicle then you are going to need something with a little more reach for removing snow to avoid having to lean all over your vehicle to get to those hard to reach spots. Car snow brooms with long handles also enable you to brush away snow from your vehicle without having to walk from one side to the other. A good telescopic snow removing brush tool will be long enough to scrape and push snow off a vehicle without having to trudge through slippery snow and ice to the other side but will fold down small enough to easily fit inside your automobile without taking up too much space.

Short Handled Glove Compartment Size Snow Brushes

These small car snow brushes are ideal for general purpose snow removal use inside the average automobile. Their small size makes them the ideal snow removal tool for cars as you can fit them inside your glove compartment or under a seat with ease and still have space to spare for other things. Most small snow brushes for cars also have an ice scraper attached to either the head or handle end which enables you to scrape away stubborn ice from your windshield as well.

Emergency Car Snow Shovels For Digging Out

If you live in an area which is susceptible to heavy and sudden snow fall then you will want to have more than just a good snow removing brush on hand inside your automobile. A good collapsible snow shovel in your trunk might mean the difference between a quick exit or many uncomfortable minutes of digging outs by hand, or worse still, just getting stuck until help arrives. Space saving telescoping car snow shovels feature collapsible handles which slide inwards to greatly reduce their size to fit easily inside the smallest of vehicles without getting in the way. You can find long handled automotive snow shovels which look just like those you may use at home for clearning a pathway or smaller, more compact snow shovels for digging out which are a more handheld portable option.

Lifeline Aluminum Sport Utility Shovel, 3 Piece Collapsible Design, Perfect Snow Shovel for Car, Camping and Other Outdoor Activities, Red
Lifeline Aluminum Sport Utility Shovel, 3 Piece Collapsible Design, Perfect Snow Shovel for Car, Camping and Other Outdoor Activities, Red

The ideal accessory for your car, truck, SUV or recreational vehicle this aluminium automobile snow shovel features a telescopic handle which extends the length from 25 inches to 32 inches when fully extended but is collapsible down to a smaller size for storage. It is sturdy, well made and get great customer reviews.


Extra Long Snow Brooms For Camper Vans, Recreatinonal Vehicles and Large Trucks

The average automobile snow brush is only going to be a foot or two in length at the most which ideal for the majority of car owners but not so great when you are faced with the prospect of removing snow from your RV or large truck. For these purposes you need a long snow broom which are capable of the extra reach required for clearing snow from a truck or RV. The following selection of longer length snow brooms and extra long automobile snow clearing brushes extend up to 6ft or longer in size which may also make them the better option for minivan drivers, SUV owners and drivers of other larger automobiles especially for removing snow for a vehicle roof.

Sweeping, Brushing and Scraping Yet?

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    Shelly Sellers 

    5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

    YES! I love in the US Midwest and we have been lucky without a ton of snow, but I always, always have a snow brush and scrapper in my car.

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    Ronald Tucker 

    5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

    The devastation left by last week winter storm Nemo is a clear example of the need for scrapers/brushes and shovels in cars located in snow prone states.

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    5 years ago

    Helpful Lens !

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    Steve Jones 

    5 years ago from Birmingham UK

    Very good lens indeed.

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    5 years ago

    Hopefully this winter will not be as bad as the last two :)

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    cjbmeb14 lm 

    5 years ago

    Will be needing some of these items soon.

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    6 years ago

    Winter will be here sooner than you think.

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    Little Linda Pinda 

    6 years ago from Florida

    My dad used to sweep his car off sometimes.


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