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Opening a Stuck Lock

By the mid 1920s the typical American town was in full sexual bloom. The change came with erotic fashions, literature, movies, and an unsuspected sexual aid, the automobile. ~ John Leo


When it's wintertime and your car door lock won't open, it's usually because your lock is, well, frozen. But if weather conditions are not extreme you might be surprised to learn the reason why your car door lock won't open. Here's what to do to get it open and the reason why it's stuck in the first place.

A car door lock can be stuck because of rust or jamming. To ensure this doesn't happen to you, follow these maintenance steps to make sure your car door lock does not get stuck.

So, it's not the winter, you've tried squirting it with lubricant but your car door lock's still stuck. if you're handy with a screwdriver, try this suggestion to unstick your car lock. Above all else, don't lose your keys.

Not hard to do, this video shows you how to use a shot of WD 40 to unstick that car door lock. Your lock will be working properly in a jiffy.

Want to reduce the chances of your car door lock getting stuck? Try lubricating it periodically as this article suggests. Sprays containing silicon work best to keep that door lock working properly.

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