Even if tons of snow do not fall in winter, this does not mean at all that motorists will not face additional difficulties in their everyday life. The first and foremost comes in the winter from the fierce cold. Or rather, from daily temperature drops, which first lead to the formation of condensation in each accessible gap, and then are crowned with frosts, which form a destructive and interfering ice edge. The worst is when the locks freeze.
Water in hard-to-reach places of the car can appear not only as a result of precipitation or car washing. It is formed there, including due to temperature changes. Condensation is bad because at the first cold snap it will turn into an ice edge. And if after washing the car you can try to dry it or at least wipe it thoroughly, then the condensation in the "incomprehensible weather" is constantly formed. The main problem is that ice has a habit of appearing at the most inopportune moment, it will be extremely difficult to get rid of it.
There are a huge number of "special" and "popular" ways to defrost the lock larva in the car (and not only). And there is already someone who is good for it. It should be noted right away that vodka does not help in any way in defrosting. So don't even try to pour this product onto or into a frozen keyhole. The most affordable and budgetary way is breathing. Such defrosting will take 5-10 minutes, after which the castle will freeze again in half an hour. At the same time, breathing in cold air, you can get sick yourself. You can heat the key with a lighter and try to develop a well. Most often it helps. In this case, you will have to spend up to 5 minutes heating and working with ice, but after 30 minutes the well will most likely freeze again.
The best defrosting methods include the use of various liquids: hawthorn, WD-40, brake fluid, special "store" formulations for defrosting. The advantage of all these methods is that after defrosting, they will also give a preventive effect for a while. It is curious that the WD-40 composition shows itself worst of all, and after 30 minutes the key turns with significant difficulty. Separately, it should be noted that many specialized formulations for defrosting purchased in the store show themselves worse than hawthorn tincture or brake fluid. It should also be added that it is strongly not recommended to use ordinary boiling water, since a thermal shock will have an extremely negative effect on the state of the body paintwork around the keyhole.
Finally, it is worth giving a few words to the "preventive effect" already mentioned above. In fact, it is prevention that is the best way to deal with a frozen castle. Moreover, it can be extremely difficult to defrost some of them outside the car. Most often this is the trunk lock. To prevent freezing, it is best to fill the keyhole with something hydrophobic, for example. universal grease - mineral oil without additives. As a last resort, you can use regular engine oil. Never use grease with Teflon additives for the locks! Because of them, the mechanism may simply stick.
Silicone lubricants can also be used, but be extremely careful with them. Silicone reacts with powerful anti-adhesive properties and can seriously harm paintwork. When using it, it is necessary to serve so that all the grease gets strictly into the lock larva.
If you want to know even more interesting things, then you should read about how can you keep warm in severe frost using ordinary potassium permanganate.