Thursday, December 3, 2015

Frozen Locks

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Spokane weather during these months of the year are not easy to deal with. Snow and ice are conditions that are no strangers to the area along with other things that may be affected by these conditions. One of the things are frozen automotive locks. Not once people that are about to leave  for work in the morning this time of the year and will be unable to unlock the door of the vehicle because the locks got frozen. However, there are several solutions that would help you deal with these types of situations.

The most common solution for a frozen lock is heat. One way to solve this type situation is to deep your key in boiling water or put it somewhere it can heat up quickly. If using boiling water, before attempting to unlock the frozen lock if using boiling water, the key should be wiped clean first. Using a lighter to heat up the key is another way that can be used.

Deicers are another good solution. they can be found almost at any store. Keeping a few cans handy would be recommended since you never know when you are going to need them and in addition they can be used for other applications as well that may have freezing issues. In order to use it on a frozen lock, a straw must be used in order to insert it inside the keyhole. After everything is setup, spray a little from the deicer and wait a couple of minutes for the material to work. Once you insert the key and jiggle, it should free the lock from the ice.

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A material most people don't know that can do the trick in overcoming frozen locks is Vaseline. The chemical compound that is often found inside of a Vaseline can easily melt ice. You can dip the key in Vaseline and immediately insert it inside the lock. Before attempting to turn it, you should jiggle it first and do not use any force as the key might break inside the lock. Once you feel the ice was melted, you may attempt to give it a turn to unlock the door.

For information about automotive locking services, contact Premier NorthWest Locksmith Spokane (509) 557-7680.

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