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Opening a Frozen Lock


When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife. ~ Prince Philip


How do you unfreeze a car lock? Here are 4 ways to thaw a frozen lock. Just select the one that works best for you. Ah. choices.

Who knew that frozen car doors was a big problem? Not hard to deal with when you follow these steps to unfreeze your car lock and prevent the car door from sticking. Now we know.

How do you thaw a frozen car door lock? This article suggests that you use a lighter of course! Be sure winterize your car while you're at it.

Some people swear by WD 40 when it comes to opening a frozen car door lock. The guy in this video shows you not only how to unfreeze the lock, but also how to unstick a frozen door.

On the other hand, some folks say that contrary to what you might have heard, WD-40 is not the best option to fix or prevent frozen car locks. The solution according to this article is pressure. There are also 4 DIY suggestions for preventing frozen car locks.

When you think of cold, which state comes to mind. Alaska Granny has the solution for thawing a frozen car lock that she shares in this video. She uses a common household item that a lot of folks tote around anyway. AG, you're a freakin' genius. 

Back to: Driving in Winter - Part 1

* Starting Your Car on a Cold Morning
* Clean That Snow off Your Roof!
* Removing Windshield Ice
* Opening a Frozen Lock
- Opening a Stuck Lock 
* Frozen Doors, Locks, Wipers, Gas Lines
- Stuck Doors, Locks, Wipers, Gas Lines

Check out these top-selling car lock lubricants:


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AGS Graphite Dry Lubricant



B'laster - Garage Door Lube



Victor V500 Lock De-Icer



Panef Powdered Graphite




Liquid Wrench Lock and Hinge Lube 




Pyroil Silicone Lubricant Spray



Sea Foam Deep Creep Lubricant



3M Silicone Lubricant Plus


O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know. ~ William Cowper