Tips from an Automobile Locksmith: How to Lubricate Your Car Door Locks
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According to a professional automobile locksmith, car door locks are susceptible to various problems, including jamming and rusting. Keep in mind that among general car cleaning methods, car door ...

According to a professional automobile locksmith, car door locks are susceptible to various problems, including jamming and rusting. Keep in mind that among general car cleaning methods, car door locks are probably the most neglected part of a vehicle. - http://www.gslocksmith.com/locksmith-romford/

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    Tips from an Automobile Locksmith: How to Lubricate Your Car Door Locks Tips from an Automobile Locksmith: How to Lubricate Your Car Door Locks Document Transcript

    • Tips from an Automobile Locksmith: How to Lubricate Your Car Door Locks Since these are susceptible to various problems, including rusting andjamming, a key aspect of general car maintenance is caring for the car door locks.An important, often overlooked, part of general car maintenance is caringfor the car door locks. According to a professional automobile locksmith,car door locks are susceptible to various problems, including jamming andrusting. Keep in mind that among general car cleaning methods, car doorlocks are probably the most neglected part of a vehicle. This virtuallymakes sense since they don’t offer a substantial cleaning surface. For youto clean the car door lock or to lubricate it, you will have to access theinterior of the locking mechanism, which can get a bit tedious.Tips from an Automobile Locksmith: How to Lubricate Your Car DoorLocks:Steps1Understand the reasons why car door locks need to be lubricated. Just likeany other metallic object, a car door lock is vulnerable to moisture-inducedissues such as rusting. In addition, repeated insertions, twists and turns ofthe key into the locking interface and careless handling by people, makethe car door locks prone to impaction of debris along with moisture, sweatand impurities found in the surrounding environment. The most effectiveway to protect the condition of car door locks against such issues is tothoroughly lubricate and clean them. Locks that are not lubricated are moresusceptible to jamming as the grime and moisture tend to get wedged inbetween the locking components. These types of problems are morecommon in areas that have low temperatures or high levels of humidity.2Learn how to clean your car door lock. Keep in mind that cleaning the cardoor locks, before lubricating them, is very crucial. Doing so will prevent the
    • lubricating agent from wedging debris deep within the lock. To access thelock’s interior; wrap a dry cloth around the tip of a small screwdriver andinsert this within the car door lock and move it in a circular motion. After,spray or pour a liberal amount of rust-removing solvent on the cloth andrepeat the cleaning action. Repeat the steps by cleaning the door lockagain with a fresh piece of dry cloth. In colder surroundings, drying the lockwith a hair blower is more advisable. This ensures that any ice or saltcrystals within the locking interface are removed.3Use silicone lubricants for lubricating car door locks. Silicone spraylubricants are well suited for car door locks, according to GS Locksmith.Croydon-based GS Locksmith also stresses the importance of buying alubricant with a spray straw, such as WD40, since it can be used tolubricate the parts positioned deep within the locking system. In addition,these types of lubricants are impermeable to water and stick to the metallicsurface for a longer period of time.4Be sure to push the spray straw as much as possible. Start spraying thelubricant in short intervals. Regularly cleaning your locks helps prevent theneed for an automobile locksmith. Romford has many specialty storesthat sell affordable silicone lubricants.