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True Temper AutoBoss Emergency Car Shovel - 1588400
|Price:||$4.98 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
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- Snow trunk shovel offers simple extension and retraction, multiple hand placement options and its sleek, compact profile makes for easy storage
- Adjustable poly blade
- 150-Square inch of blade clearance
- Extends and locks into place for strength and durability
- Compact design for easy storage in a back seat, trunk or bag
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|Item Dimensions||3.25 x 10.63 x 16.25 inches|
|Manufacturer Part Number||1588400|
|Shipping Weight||1.85 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
It's made of plastic so you can't chip away any thick ice but it does a good job moving snow around if you can keep it from getting too heavy.
It's the perfect size for making a path out for a car. My Ford Focus got into a drift pretty easily, I prepped a parking spot to move into and I got in with no problems.
The folding works well, it's got a lock so it won't fold up on you while you use it, you have to pull and turn a latch to make it open or close.
It's great for a portable tool, it is plastic so some ice might be a problem but I would plan to break ice chunks with an ice scraper and then move the snow and ice around with this.
As to the product, one of the most notable features is its size. While it would not be very good for shoveling a large area, it works well for shoveling between cars, and the size is just right to fit in a car trunk or back seat. Additionally, the shovel folds in half, making it even more compact. The blade is longer than it is wide, so it still picks up a decent amount of snow with every scoop. It is a little short when open for pushing snow, but for shoveling (actually having to pick up and throw the snow to the side) it works pretty well.
The two handles work pretty well and give a decent amount of leverage when picking up snow, though the middle handle is so close to the blade that your glove is guaranteed to get some snow on it with a full shovel. After about an hour of shoveling around my car (the drifts were up to my chest, so I had a serious amount of shoveling to do), I had to switch gloves because they were too soaked from this hand positioning.
The handle locks open with a clamp lock (a little piece of plastic that when open allows full movement and when closed applies friction to keep the shovel in place. The shovel is prevented from opening past the full point via plastic tabs on either side that push against each other. The clamp lock never worked well, frequently sliding open more than I wanted it, but the tabs did a good job of stopping it at first. After a while, the plastic tabs had taken too much and no longer kept the shovel from opening all the way. This led to the shovel opening too far and the snow sliding right off.Read more ›
Pros: lightweight, compact, versatile, almost "cool"
Cons: latch may loosen with use
A word of precaution: when folding and unfolding the shovel, be sure to use the lever on the side! I was forced to shovel in the dark and didn't see the lever, and after folding and unfolding it a few times, it kept trying to fold up when shoveling. That was definitely due to operator error, and I'll probably have to replace it because of that.
Other than that, it's definitely worth the cost, saved me from towing charges when I got stuck
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have not yet used this because I ordered it after our snow season, but I love the novelty and convenience of it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ermacada
great space-saving, easily-used shovel in the snow for drivers. yellow makes it easy to find in the trunk. durable. Read morePublished 3 months ago by tikosmi
Very handy since it is so compact. Even a child could use it easily due to it's size.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
MUST HAVE for your car--suv--porch! You can sit there and look stupid or you can break out this folding sturdy heavy duty shovel and get yourself free!Published 5 months ago by lbambam
The very first time I used this shovel for relatively light snow, I was incredibly disappointed as I made the mistake of relying on this miserable device. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not for prolonged shoveling. Bought this just in time for snowzilla and maybe because it's collapsible, it warps after some use.Published 6 months ago by Leaf k
Didn't need to use, hope works when need it. It does pack in car well with a full car.Published 6 months ago by marguerite maenpaa
You will need to pull a lever on the side to unlock or close. This wasn't immediately clear. I'm not sure this will work in anything besides snow. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Fuzzmom