How to Unfreeze a Car Door

Unfreezing a car door near Delphos

On a frigid winter day, it’s not uncommon to come outside to your car door frozen shut. You might panic, and frantically pull at the door handle hoping it will budge. If it doesn’t open, what should you do next? Besides waiting for the ice to melt, Statewide Ford near Delphos suggests following these four tricks to quickly unfreeze your car door without causing damage to your vehicle.

1. Use an Ice Scraper

 If only your car’s handle is frozen, you should be able to use an ice scraper to get the job done. If you don’t own an ice chipper, however, use a similar plastic object such as a credit card. 

2. Pour Warm Water

Try pouring lukewarm water over the frozen handle, door lock, or door frame. Make sure you don’t use hot water, or your windshield could shatter due to the drastic change in temperature. 

3. Blow With a Hair Dryer

If you own a hair dryer that doesn’t need an electrical outlet, or if you can get your hair dryer outside with an extension cord, you can use this convenient beauty appliance to thaw your car door out. 

4. Buy a Lock De-Icer

Luckily, there are products you can purchase, such as a de-icer spray or a lock de-icer, that will allow you to melt the ice on your car with ease. 

Frozen car

Delphos Area Drivers Can Prepare Their Ford Models For Winter Weather

The next time you encounter a frozen car door, keep these tips in mind so that you can get back on the roads quickly! Before the next big chill, however, we encourage you to bring your vehicle in for routine maintenance to make sure it can handle the harshest of winter days. Head on over to our Ford service center near Delphos, and we’ll make sure your car is well-prepared for any weather. From oil changes to new tires, we’ve got you covered!

If you have any questions about maintaining your Ford vehicle this winter, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call our service department at (419) 741-4047.

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