We wrap up the blogs on tips to keep your vehicle ice free in inclement weather, by talking about several ways to de-ice frozen vehicle doors, locks and handles:
- Heat your keys with a match or lighter, then gently push the heated key into the lock to melt the ice as you apply pressure. Be careful, the key will be hot.
- Another option is to take a regular drinking straw and blow directly onto the frozen lock. The heat from your breath should melt the ice in no time.
- Rubbing your key or door handle with a squirt of hand sanitizer will have the same effect. The alcohol in the sanitizer will melt the ice.
- Sometimes putting WD-40 in the keyhole before weather gets cold will keep ice from ever forming.
- Cooking spray in the cracks of the doors and on the rubber will prevent them from freezing at night. The spray will also keep the water that melts during the day from re-freezing at night.
- To prevent ice from forming on side mirrors, cover them at night with plastic bags secured with ties, rubber bands or clothespins. When you remove the bags in the morning, the mirrors will be ice-free.
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