It’s happened. It’s incredibly cold out, you go to unlock your car, and the locks won’t budge. You try the fob again and you can hear the attempt of the mechanism in your doors trying to work. Maybe the key itself? Nope! Ugh you’re locked out of your car from the cold temperatures and you just don’t know what to do.
Here are a few suggestions to get you back in your car and on the road.
Try auto starting your car:
By giving your car a chance to warm up from the inside, your locks may be able to warm up, therefore melting the blockage.
Heat up your key:
Do this one VERY carefully! Use a lighter or blow dryer to heat up the end of your key. Then insert it into the lock and the heat can assist in warming the mechanism inside.
Try a lock de-icer:
This small aerosol can fits in a purse or backpack. The tip is inserted into the lock and the chemicals inside melt the troublesome ice.
So prepare yourself for the winter with the mindset that you might get frozen-locked out of your vehicle and keep these tips in mind, just in case you need them.
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