How to open frozen door locks

It doesn’t take a lot of water to freeze your car locks but, when it happens, it can create a lot of problems. The good news is that there are several ways to open frozen car door locks.


How to open frozen car doors. You could:

  • Use an aerosol de-icer or WD-40
  • Try a de-icer with a heating element
  • Warm your key gently with a flame
  • Use your warm breath to blow into the lock cylinder
  • Defrost the lock with a hairdryer
  • Whatever you do, do not use boiling water
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