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Ice In Your Car Door Locks and What To Do About It

Posted on January 16, 2016 at 9:15 AM

The best way to thaw a frozen caf door lock is to spray warm WD-40, or other liquid penetrant of lube, into the lock then quickly nsert your key and open the lock.  You can set the can of WD-40 into a sink of hot water to get it warm - but do not put it on the stove or in the microwave!  Using a pair of Vice Grips to hold the key whiel you heat it up with a match is just plain stupid.  The key will get soft and it will bend easier or break off in the lock.  When you use warm WD-40, be sure to spray it enough so that the WD-40 displaces the moisture in the lock.

Your car door locks freeze up when it rains one day and freezes thenext.  So, keep the warm WD-40 handy!

Categories: Residential DIY, Commercial DIY