What you should lubricate in your vehicle is a surprisingly long list.
When cold weather is just around the corner, now is the time to lubricate locks, hinges, hinges, window channels and weather protection. Our guide will show how to lubricate everything on a car.
Lubricate everything on a car: tools and materials
- Glass cleaner
- Dry Teflon spray
- Spray lithium grease
Step 1: Lube Window Tracks
Spray windows with silicone spray or dry Teflon. The silicone stays smooth and the windows slide smoothly, reducing the wear on the window motors.
Step 2: Door Weather Stripping
Spray silicone on all weather conditions. Silicone prevents ice from sticking the rubber to the metal doors. This makes the doors smoother and even cracks when stripping can be avoided.
Step 3: Lube the hatch Latch
Spray aerosol lithium grease on the hood locking mechanism. When it’s snowing and you’re trying to add windshield fluid, you do not want to fight a dull hood lock.
Step 4: Lubrication locks
Keep your lock cylinders running smoothly by injecting dry Teflon lubricant. You never know when your locking system will fail you, if it is not lubricated.
Step 5: Lubricating Door Hinges
Spray lithium grease on the door hinges to allow them to open smoothly and prevent rust.