How to Clean Snow off of the Top of a Car

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How to Clean Snow off of the Top of a Car
Clean off your car without damaging your paint. (the automobile of a business - class covered by snow image by Ivan Hafizov from

You can remove snow from your vehicle with less effort than is required by those tools that require you to reach across the top of your vehicle. Use a professional-grade snow-removal tool, one that allows you to extend your reach and remove snow without damaging your paint. A tool that offers a flat, rectangular broom attached to a pole (similar to a broom handle) should suffice.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Warm up your vehicle if possible. Turn the heat, front and rear defrost on high to help soften ice and snow on the outside of the car.

  2. 2

    Push the snow forward with the snow broom to remove it from the top of the vehicle. Clean the front and rear window the same way, and continue down the vehicle to the end.

  3. 3

    Remove the snow from the hood or boot as the last step. Remove snow from the side of the vehicle using a downward motion across the side of the vehicle, from the top of the windows and down.

Tips and warnings

  • Use an ice scraper for the windows if necessary.
  • Let your vehicle warm up longer if you have difficulty removing the snow. Once the vehicle is warmed up, you should be able to remove snow and ice with ease.

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