Protect Your Vehicle from Freezing Over with This Trick
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Here’s how to winterize your car for colder days and make driving easier on you. We'll show you how in four easy steps!
4 Critical Places to Winterize the Exterior of Your Car
When cold weather is right around the corner, that’s the time to get your car ready for winter driving: lube locks, latches, hinges, window channels and weather stripping.
Proper lube can prevent binding and freezing and save you the cost of a busted regulator. 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.
Plus, check out these 14 ways to get your car ready for winter.
1. Window Channels
Start with the window channels. Lower the window glass and shoot dry Teflon spray down the front, rear and top window channels on each door. Soak the channels. Then run the window up and down several times to spread the lube. Finally, raise the window and clean off overspray with glass cleaner.
2. Trunk/Hatch Locks
Then shoot the door and trunk/hatch lock cylinders. Use the spray straw to force the lock ‘door’ open. Then inject a quick shot of dry Teflon spray into the lock cylinder. Insert your key and rotate the lock to spread the lube.
3. Weather Stripping
4. Door Hinges
Then spray the door hinges. Operate the latches and doors several times to spread the grease.
Set aside some time now to complete these simple fall maintenance tasks so you can rest easy, knowing you’re prepared.