How Should I Remove Snow From My Car Roof? - Top Snow Removal Tool Tips

Oct 13th 2021

How Should I Remove Snow From My Car Roof? - Top Snow Removal Tool Tips

Wondering "How should I remove snow from my car roof?" We’ve been there too. 

You’re late for work, go outside, and discover that it snowed last night. Where was this on the weather report? Now you’re frantically brushing the snow away with your small, toothbrush-style ice scraper, taking your aggression out on the vehicle.

To make matters worse, the snow might also be heavy, slushy, icy, or deep—all further aggravations of car snow removal. The faster and easier it is to get rid of the snow, the better.

The original American-made SnoBrum has been the go-to snow removal tool for more than 20 years. Consumers and companies alike agree that it makes car snow removal easier than ever. The ideal snow broom for your car should have these benefits:

1. Avoids Scratching Your Paint

Hard or abrasive materials (like rubber squeegee ice scrapers) can wreak havoc on your vehicle’s paint job. Car detailer that “common damage from improper snow removal are scratches in the paint. These could be light or very deep, depending on the situation. A nylon brush, for example, over the paint may leave light scratches that will be visible once the car is clean on a sunny day.”

SnoBrum’s soft foam head is made out of non-abrasive, closed-cell cross-link polyethylene foam. Metal-free faceplates are recessed into the foam to ensure that no hard material will contact the paint during car snow removal.

Approved for use on “Class A” finishes, SnoBrum has received the highest ratings possible for non-abrasiveness. You can rapidly remove snow—even heavy, deep, or wet snow—without any worry about damaging the vehicle.

2. Withstands Repeated Use

The red, high-impact faceplates solidly support a powder-coated, corrosion-resistant steel handle for a sturdy and durable snow removal tool. Special cold-tolerant nylon threads tightly bond the handle to the faceplate without weakening in freezing conditions or extreme weather. Lab testing has given SnoBrum top marks for freeze resistance and durability.

At the same time, the high-grade cross-linked polyethylene foam of the head won’t absorb moisture or degrade while dealing with wet snow or ice. The most important thing in car snow removal tools is that they’re there for you—when and where you need them, every time. SnoBrum lasts for the long haul.

3. Reaches Your Entire Vehicle

The telescoping rolled steel handle extends from 28” to 48” so that every part of the vehicle is within reach. You don’t need to worry about getting snow all over your clothes as you lean to reach across the roof, or deep into the bed of the truck. Most states are issuing traffic tickets for snow covered vehicles they find on the road. It’s a law to clear your vehicle completely or you’ll be cited for driving with an unsecured load.

Another option: SnoBrum’s head is threaded to take any standard acme threaded handle. If you have an especially large task at hand, you could switch to an even longer extender pole to get the job done.

4. Lightweight and Easy to Handle

The push-broom style of SnoBrum is both lightweight and effective. The ergonomic design of the SnoBrum provides the most comfortable method to push heavy, wet snow away from you. The head comes in at only 8 ounces, and altogether it’s less than half the weight of many other snow brooms while still offering you a long reach and wide broom head.

5. Pushes Snow Cleanly With Every Pass

SnoBrum’s oversized 5¾'" x 17" molded head is part of the push-broom shape to push (or pull!) even the heaviest snow off your vehicle in a couple of quick strokes. Unlike a brush, the rigid head provides comprehensive coverage that pushes snow across, not side to side. There’s no faster method of vehicle snow removal.

The Best Way to Remove Snow From Your Car Roof

This versatile tool isn’t only for quick, safe, and easy car snow removal—it can tackle snow removal on all sorts of delicate surfaces without harming the finish or damaging fabrics. Keep a SnoBrum in your vehicle and always have one handy for awnings, solar panels, spa covers, trailers, and any other surface that needs to be free of built-up snow.

For more information, see why the SnoBrum is consistently the highest-rated snow removal tool on the market.