Which Power Tools Are More In-Demand Around Wintertime?

As winter approaches, you’ll probably be doing some reorganization of your garage or shed to make sure you’ve swapped out your summer tools for your winter tools. But what exactly are the most important power tools for winter that you should have readily available? Here’s a quick overview of some of the winter tools you’re going to want to have in your collection.


f you live in an area where you can expect multiple snowstorms throughout the winter, an investment in a snowblower can be worth your while, so you can spare your back from the strain of shoveling through big piles. There are a wide range of snowblowers on the market.

Electric snowblowers are becoming more popular, as battery power and life have improved, and the style has grown more effective, but you can also opt for a gas-powered snowblower if you want to give yourself maximum power. The snowblower is a staple of garages in snowy environments all over the country.

Leaf Blower

If you have a leaf blower, you can still get a lot of use out of it during the winter months. When there’s no snow on the ground, you can use it to blow away debris that might collect on your property. Leaf blowers can also be effective at clearing walkways and driveways when you get light dustings of snow.

Air Compressor

As the weather gets cold, you’re likely to lose air pressure in tires in your vehicles. Having an air compressor handy during the winter months can allow you to quickly reinflate your tires to the proper levels, so you don’t have to worry about decreased fuel efficiency, safety concerns or potential tire degradation.

Additional Tools

Most of the other power tools you use outside can be stored away for the winter months, including your lawn mower, edger, string trimmer, hedge trimmers and other powered devices.

Beyond the three power tools listed above, it’s important to make sure you’re outfitted with manual tools, so you’re prepared for the winter weather ahead. You should always have at least a couple snow shovels in your possession. It can be beneficial to purchase a small or collapsible snow shovel that fits in your vehicle’s trunk—especially if you know you’re going to be doing some outdoor parking.

Snow brushes of varying types are also important pieces of equipment to have. A brush/scraper combo is a must-have for any vehicle, but you can also find longer-handled brushes designed to remove some snow off of your roof. Light dustings of snow can also be taken care of with stiff push brooms that you might typically use in a shop or for leaves.

Get Prepared for Winter Weather

These are just a few examples of some of the most important tools for winter to have in your collection. At East County Rentals, Inc., we have a wide range of tools and equipment available for rental for all seasons. Talk to us today about your needs for winter tools.