Tip & How-To about Vehicle Parts & Accessories
Just before winter, dip your key into synthetic motor oil and then put the key into the lock. Slide it back in and out and turn it several times. You may have to dip it into the synthetic oil one more time and repeat the steps again. Have paper towels to clean the key, lock and any oil that runs down the door. Since I have done this, the key has always turned easily, even on the coldest days. Only use synthetic motor oil. It does not freeze until minus 45 degrees F. Regular motor oil is frozen at 0 degrees F. Temporarily oil will get on your key each time you place it into the lock. To speed the process up, place key in lock, turn, remove key and wipe off with paper towels. Do this until there is very little to no oil left on the key. This tip will work on any lock that uses a key to open it.
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