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Key to frozen locks

We’ve all come out of the house on a chilly morning to a car covered in ice, with frozen door locks. This is when you need to show your car some winter loving and take action. It’s a good idea to give your car’s door locks a regular squirt of light water-repellent oil, which you can buy in almost every garage. As this oil drives away moisture, it means water cannot get hold of the lock mechanism and freeze, which is one of the most common call-outs for breakdown services in winter.

A great way to make sure your car doors open whatever the temperature is to smear a very small film of silicone spray over the rubber door seals. Again, this keeps damp out and prevents the seals freezing and fusing together, so when you open the door you’re not tearing them apart.