What features do I need in a snow blower?
Electric start: Models with plug-in electric starts have an extension cord to plug into a wall to start the engine for the first time. You can take the cord off when you’re ready to use the snow blower. Almost all two-stage models have an electric start, Sawchuk said.
Easy-turning feature: There are two types of features to help users turn a snow blower’s wheels while the machine is trying to propel itself forward. One is a set of triggers located on the handle bars, Sawchuk said. There are also models with an automatic differential that allows one wheel to spin more slowly for easier turns while keeping both engaged.
Heated hand grips: It might sound like an option feature, but Sawchuk said they come in handy.