If you live in the north and don't have a covered garage, then winter means dealing with lots of snow and ice on your car. The first step to driving safely in winter is making sure your vehicle is completely clear of snow. But it can take a long time to get the whole windshield, windows, mirrors, and roof if you don't have the right equipment!
To help with this, we looked at the best snow brushes for your car that are available. We chose the Extendable Snow Brush with Squeegee and Ice Scraper by SEG Direct as our favorite due to its flexibility and ease of storage. We've also put together a top 10 list for you to consider and created a handy buying guide to help you make your choice!
We've searched Amazon to find the best available snow brushes for your car. We've picked a variety of brushes, so no matter what you're looking for, we have a brush for you!
|Max. extension||39 in.|
|Max. extension||20 in.|
|Max. extension||52 in.|
|Max. extension||48 in.|
|Max. extension||27 in.|
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|Max. extension||51 in.|
|Max. extension||60 in.|
|Brush||Bristles and foam, pivoting|
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|Max. extension||39 in.|
Extendable Snow Brush With Squeegee and Ice Scraper
Snow Brush With Ice Scraper
Telescoping Scratch-Free Snow Brush
Snow Brush and Detachable Ice Scraper
Subzero Extendable Arctic Plow
Snow Moover Deluxe Extendable
Snow Broom and Ice Scraper
Snow Moover Small Extendable
Easy to Assemble and Easy to Store
A Well-Padded Handle Makes This Brush Easy to Use
Clears Snow Well, Even from Large Vehicles
Clear Off Big Vehicles With a Long, Fixed Handle
Can be Used Separately or Joined Together
Soft Bristles and a Durable Handle
Wide, Angled Foam Brush
Angled Brush Head and Easy to Store
Foam Head With LED Lights
Easy-to-Grip Handle and Good Quality Ice Scraper
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|Brush||Bristles, pivoting||Bristles, pivoting||Foam, pivoting||Foam||Bristles||Bristles||Foam||Bristles and foam, pivoting||Foam||Bristles, pivoting|
Before buying a snow brush for your car, there are a few points you should take into consideration. To help you with this, we've put together this handy buying guide!
When clearing snow from your car, it’s of vital importance that you completely clear your windshield and rear window. It’s not enough to just clear the driver and passenger sides and leave a strip of snow in middle. You should clear your roof, also!
Make sure that any brush you buy is long enough to cover at least half of your windshield so you can clear it completely. Larger vehicles might require brushes that have extendable handles in order to fully clear the windshield. Consider snow brushes with an adjustable length if you’re using it on multiple vehicles.
Another reason to get a brush that extends far enough is that it will remove the need to lean over the hood to reach a little further. This will just get your jacket wet from the snow on the hood and make you uncomfortable!
Most brushes and handles will be pretty lightweight, but if you need a longer or heavier-duty one to clear your windshield, it will make the brush heavier. This can make clearing snow difficult for anyone lacking strength in their arms.
Depending on how much snow there is, clearing it from all windows might take some time. Check the weight before you buy and look for lighter brushes if you need one. Buying a brush that is too long will just add pointless additional weight.
When clearing your car of snow, you’re likely to be wearing gloves. Gloves are great at keeping the cold out, but they can make simple tasks much more difficult!
You should look for brushes that have handles made of materials such as neoprene or that have rubber coatings. These will have more grip and be softer, making them far easier to handle in gloves than a smooth, plastic handle.
If you buy a brush that has an extendable handle, they usually lock into place automatically. However, to shorten the handle, you’ll probably need to press a button to release the lock. If you’re going to store the brush in its smaller size, get a brush with large release buttons as these can be pressed more easily with gloves.
Although windshields are made of thick and strong glass, they’re not invulnerable to scratches and scrapes, and bodywork is even more prone to scratches.
Brushes made from nylon bristles are very effective at removing snow, but run the risk of scratching your car. Foam brushes are safer and less likely to cause any damage, although they may need replacing more often.
Some snow brushes can do more than just remove snow. They can have changeable heads or additional features attached to them.
One of the most popular of these is an ice-scraper. These can be attached to the snow brush head itself, be at the grip end of the handle, or be removable. If you have snow on your windshield it’s likely that there will be a layer of ice also so this could come in handy.
After clearing off the snow, you may be left with some melted mess on the glass. Many snow brushes have a squeegee attachment that can be used to either remove any water left from the snow or wipe down the windshield and side-mirrors.
Winter can be a magical time, but it can also make everyday life a little more difficult. We've collated some more lists of useful winter items to help you get through those snowy days!
We found that the best snow brushes for your car are long enough to reach your entire windshield and roof, have a soft brush, and are easy to grip. Whether you have a small car or a large SUV, it's important to clear the snow before you drive!
We hope that whatever snow brush you choose helps keep you safe as you travel throughout the winter.
Author: Kellie Lacey
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