Drivers are faced with a host of issues when it comes to driving in winter.
The drop in temperature, snow and icy can cause havoc on the road and make these vehicles hard to control – providing you actually get on the roads in the first place.
Car door locks can freeze up overnight which means that sometimes you are refused entry from your own cars.
There are two quick hacks drivers can try to defrost the lock.
Express.co.uk tested these two methods out and managed to gain access to a vehicle when the lock had completely frozen over.
Frozen car door locks hacks will help you enter the car in seconds
Firstly you should spray some de-icer into the lock, which should hopefully remove the layer of ice on top of the lock.
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If you still can’t get the key in the lock or turn it while in there then you should try and heat up the key slightly.
Warming the key up slightly be moving the metal part over a flame from a lighter or match can generate some heat which could allow the key to turn.
You need to be careful while doing this as you don’t want to melt the plastic casing or damage the key itself.
Usually just slightly warming the key for a few seconds is enough help it melt the ice.
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The Yellow Pages also suggest that applying a little hand sanitiser to both the lock and the key could melt the ice as it contains alcohol, which could melt the ice.Another hack you can try to get your doors open in frosty conditions includes spraying WD40 into your locks, as the solution displaces water and can help avoid water getting into the lock and freezing over.
This is best being done the night before as a preventative method.