Using snow foam is our favourite way of pre-washing your car. Not only does it look like your car has been hit by a blizzard, but it also helps to lift away embedded bits of dirt that regular shampoo sometimes struggles to lift (think bird poo, tree sap and overspray).
And while guides will talk extensively about the correct snow foam, the right snow foam lance is just as important. Not only do you need to make sure it's good quality, but some are manufacturer specific while others don't even require a pressure washer to work. This roundup will explore three different types of the best snow foam lances; universal, brand-specific and non-pressure washer versions so you know the correct one to buy.
The best universal snow foam lances
Autoglym Polar Blaster
The best snow foam lance
If you've just splashed the cash on a pressure washer that lacks a snow foam lance don't worry, this foaming canon from Autoglym is an impressive option. The lance is designed to be universal and also produce the thickest foam possible.
Amazon Basics Snow Foam Lance with 1/4 Quick Connector
Best simple snow foam lance
If you only want to snow foam your car and don't want any of the products included, or you're on a tighter budget then this is your best option. Featuring durable brass connectors and a 1-litre bottle it's recommendable. The only downside is that it fits 1/4 Quick Connectors meaning you'll need to check your pressure washer first.
The best brand-specific snow foam lances
Already own a pressure washer and want to make sure you get the right lance the first time? We've found the best official snow foam lances for some of the most popular brands.
Ku00e4rcher FJ6 Foam Jet
The best snow foam lance for Ku00e4rcher pressure washers
This snow foam spray bottle is designed to work with Ku00e4rcher K2 to 7 pressure washers.
Nilfisk Super Foam Sprayer
The best snow foam lance for Nilfisk pressure washers
This snow foam spray bottle is designed to work with all Nilfisk pressure washers.
Ryobi Pressure Washer Accessory
The best snow foam lance for Ryobi pressure washers
This snow foam spray bottle is designed to work with all Ryobi pressure washers.
Turtle Wax TWSF1
The best snow foam lance for Turtle Wax pressure washers
This snow foam spray bottle is designed to work with all Turtle Wax pressure washers.
The best non-pressure washer snow foam lances
You don't even need a pressure washer to snow foam your car nowadays. Sure the foam won't be as thick and it'll probably take you longer, but it is possible and will save you cash on both water and the cost of a pressure washer. Sometimes you don't even need a hose for it to work.
Amazon Basics Car Foam Blaster and Sprayer
The best snow foam lance for use with a hose
This snow foam lance doesn't need a pressure washer to work. All it requires is a normal garden tap to work and is a simpler (not to mention cheaper) way of snow foaming your car without the need for a pressure washer. It features brass connectors to ensure reliability, an adjustable nozzle and a 0.9-litre foam capacity making it a very good choice if you don't own a pressure washer.
Demon Shine Demon Foam With Snow Foam Gun
The best snow foam set that doesn't need a pressure washer
Like the above option, this foam snow lance only requires a hose to work. the difference with this one is that it also offers a two-litre bottle of snow foam ready to be used straight away. There's no need to dilute it, simply plug the hose into the lance and fire away. The foam isn't as thick as one from a pressure washer, but it is still decent and a lot cheaper than a pressure washer.
Gloria FoamMaster FM 10
The best snow foam lance that doesn't need a hose
That's right, this kettle-sized pressure sprayer can be used to foam up your car, not that you'd want to do the full thing as you'd be at it for hours. This one-litre device is perfect for foaming up your car's wheels or small, isolated areas but will struggle even doing a full door. It's well made and can be used in other areas too for disinfecting and general cleaning too.