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The hinges on my mailbox are creaking. Do I have to buy new hinges to make it stop?

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The best way to deal with any kind of creaky hinge is to lubricate it with something like WD40 or vegetable oil. There is no need to replace the hinges unless they are rusty and crumbling.

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