5 simple lubrication steps will prevent many cold-weather auto problems. Lube window tracks, weather stripping, the hood latch, locks and door hinges.
Spray window tracks with silicone spray or dry Teflon. Silicone stays slick even in cold weather, so windows slide smoothly, lessening the wear on your window motors.
Spray silicone on all weather stripping. Silicone will keep ice from bonding the rubber to the metal doors. That'll make doors open smoother and may even prevent tears in the weather stripping.
Spray aerosol lithium grease on the hood latch mechanism. You don't want to fight a balky hood latch when it's snowing and you're trying to add windshield fluid.
Keep your lock cylinders working smoothly by injecting dry Teflon lubricant spray. You never know when your remote keyless entry system might let you down.
Spray lithium grease on door hinges to keep them opening smoothly and prevent rust.
For much of the country, snow and ice are right around the corner. Here's what to lubricate on your vehicle before winter hits.