Life Hack: Easy Truck Snow Removal

By -

Household item makes snow removal a breeze, removing all the powder without the danger of scratches. 

Many of us have to deal with the very unpleasant task of having to deal with the effects of winter on our trucks. If you don’t have a garage (or if your rig doesn’t fit in your garage) it is a drag. You scrape and brush away. And if your truck is lifted or rides on larger tires, it can be tough to reach the roof. But we found this nifty shortcut.

In this video by AutoVlog, host Michael Haim¬†uses a leaf blower to remove the snow from his Raptor. And it works really well! He shows how easy it is, and how thoroughly the leaf blower gets rid of all the snow–even in those various hard-to-reach nooks and crannies, such as the tires. Plus, you avoid the danger of scraping your truck.

Ford Raptor snow removal

Of course, this won’t work for every type of snow. Heavy, wet snow is still going to need some serious elbow grease. But for light to medium powdery snow, this trick works great. It’s so easy that even a child could do it. Literally. Haim has his daughter help him out and it works well.

Ford Raptor snow removal

Got any great hacks you use for the winter weather? Let us know in the comments, or sound off in the forums.

Join the Ford Truck Enthusiasts forums now!

Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications. The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

S.J. can be reached at [email protected]

Comments ()