I’m not a huge fan of the cold. But one of the biggest slaps in the face Old Man Winter can dish out is when you head to your car on a frigid winter morning, only to find the doors of the vehicle frozen shut! We’ve all been there. Car doors can freeze when water gets into the rubber seal around the door and hardens. Here’s a simple trick I tried last winter that worked for me, and using only cost-efficient, ordinary household items.
Step 1: Grab a can of all-natural cooking spray, free of chemicals and additives, (or a can of automotive silicone spray*) and some paper towel.
Step 2: Open the car door and coat the rubber seal all around its edge (top, side and bottom) with the spray.
Step 3: Gently wipe off any excess spray with a paper towel to get rid of drips.
And that’s it! Try this trick weekly during the coldest winter months, or just before expected icy storms.
Bring it on winter!
*Note: some vehicle warranties may require you use automotive silicone spray instead of cooking spray.