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Keep Your Car Doors from Freezing Shut


If you aren’t blessed with a garage, like some lucky so-and-sos, and wet, cold weather is in the forecast, you need a way to get into your car in the morning (or late in the evening!) without denting the driver’s-side door with an ice pick. Here’s what to do…

Before the Ice Bowl sets in, coat the rubber gaskets around the doors with vegetable oil or a thin layer of petroleum jelly to prevent them from freezing shut.

You can also use a bit of vegetable oil or petroleum jelly to prevent your trunk from freezing solid.

And here’s what to to do for frozen car locks.

Ways to keep your car forever…

• How to Make Your Car Last 300,000 Miles

• How to Keep Potholes from Destroying Your Car

• How to Find an Honest Auto Mechanic

Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting “cures from the cupboard.” They are authors of Bottom Line’s Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line’s Household Magic. They are authors of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips Date: May 26, 2011 Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic
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