SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Bitter cold temperatures and freezing rain can take a toll on your car, but there are several ways to prevent expensive repairs brought on by tough winter weather conditions.
It starts with trying to get into your car. Continuing to pull on a car door that is frozen shut could lead to some unexpected damage.
“You could break the handle if it doesn’t move,”Art Simmoneau with US Automotive in Ozark said. “[It could] break the handle or pull something off inside the door or break a lock inside internally.”
Mechanics say you can also use lubricants, including home cooking sprays like Pam, in order to help loosen doors and handles. Simmoneau said there are specific tools to help with locks that are stuck, like lock keys and sprays.
The cold weather can also point out problems when you try to start your car or truck.