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Review: of a Snowbrush?

A Quebec company has developed a scratch-free snow brush and scraper

Published: January 27, 2015, 8:55 PM
Updated: August 27, 2020, 5:20 PM

Garant Snowbrush

It may seem silly to review a snowbrush. It has a brush on one end and a scraper on the other, separated by a handle. There’s not much one can do to improve it, right?

Maybe not.

Canada’s largest manufacturer of construction, garden and snow removal tools, thinks it has found a way to build a better snowbrush. Garant, a Quebec-based company with more than 115 years of experience has developed an innovative, scratch-free snow brush and scraper.

On the brush end, the conventional bristles have been replaced by EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) foam. While bristles commonly break down or clog up, the EVA is said to remain supple and kind to surfaces even in the most extreme conditions.

Garant Snowbrush

The Garant brush also boasts three different surface areas making it possible to get into smaller places like rear view mirrors and around the wipers.

You might be surprised to learn of the design, development and testing involved in this unique brush.

The product development team at Garant conducted side-by-side tests of the EVA foam alongside traditional bristles scraping a painted surface 10,000 times! The EVA emerged victorious while bristles caused “noticeable and permanent” scratches.

We haven't used it 10,000 times but half-way through the winter it seems to be performing as advertised.

At the other end of an elliptical, aluminum handle, Garant equipped its new brush with a polycarbonate scraper with teeth for breaking up ice on one side and a straight scraper edge on the other.

The Garant brush is available at Canadian Tire - $15.99 for a 28-inch model and $19.99 for the 36-incher.

Do your car a favour and check it out.