Cold weather is right around the corner, and now’s the time to lube locks, latches, hinges, window channels and weather stripping. You can lube your entire vehicle in less than 20 minutes. All you need is dry Teflon spray, spray lithium grease, a rag and glass cleaner.
Start with the window channels (Photo 1). Proper lube can prevent binding and freezing and save you the cost of a busted regulator ($400, installed). Then shoot the door and trunk/hatch lock cylinders (Photo 2). Next coat all the weather stripping (Photo 3). Finish the job by lubing the hood, truck or tailgate latches (Photo 4).