Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Ultimate car snow remover

I've bought, used, lost and broken tons of snow brushes. Most of them were crap.

This winter I found one that works well, does things that others don't do, and seems to be made well enough to last as long as the cars I use it on.

The model # 583-EP Pivot Head Sport TeleBroom™ comes from Mallory Industries in Canada, where they know how to deal with snow. Mallory is over 100 years old. The company's first product was a device that kept screen doors closed. Over the years, Mallory developed a line of builders' hardware, and in 1991 bought an American maker of squeegees and snow brushes.

The 583-EP is constructed of two telescoping aluminum tubes that can extend from 38 to 58 inches -- long enough for vans and SUVs. The end with the brush and squeegee is normally perpendicular to the handle, but it can be unlocked to work at whatever angle is right for cleaning you car.

The other end has a comfortable ridged-foam hand grip, plus an "unbreakable" ice scraper blade with a three-year warranty.

This is a well-thought-out and well-made tool, and I recommend it highly. Price is about $15. You can get it at car accessory stores or do a Google search for the part number. Mallory makes lots of other useful stuff for car, home and business. CLICK to see what they have.

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