5 simple lubrication steps will prevent many cold-weather auto problems. Lube window tracks, weather stripping, the hood latch, locks and door hinges.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:December / January 2008
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
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
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
For much of the country, snow and ice are right around the corner.
Here's what to lubricate on your vehicle before winter hits.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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