If you have a car, there's a good chance that you actually want to be able to get into it and use it to go places. However, you won't be able to do this if your lock doesn't turn properly and you don't have a remote that will automatically unlock the locks for you. Even if you do have a remote, you will need to make sure that your actual lock is able to turn and open in the case that your remote runs out of batteries. Your lock might have rusted partially due to moisture in the air. If you try to manually open your car lock and it doesn't move or only moves with a lot of force, you will need to lubricate your locks in order to ensure that this does not become an issue. Here are some tips for lubricating your car lock.
1. Clean Your Lock
Whatever you do, do not try to lubricate the lock without cleaning it out first. The reason is that the lubricant might force any dirt, dust, or rust particles further into the lock and make it even more difficult to clean or get to turn easily. To clean your lock, you will need to first get some rust removal solution. Put a few drops of the solution onto a clean cloth. Then, wrap the cloth around something that is long and narrow enough to fit into the lock, such as a screwdriver or a sturdy stick. Make sure that the rust solution is on the part of the cloth that will actually end up inserted into the lock. Insert the cloth into the lock and twist it around. Remove it and apply more rust removal solution. Do this a few times until you are no longer getting any rust residue on the cloth when you pull it out. If you're doing this in cold weather, make sure that you dry the entire thing using a hair dryer to make sure that the lock doesn't freeze.
2. Get a Silicone Lubricant
Next, get a silicone lubricant that has a nozzle that is thin enough for you to insert into the lock. Insert the nozzle and start spraying for a second. Wait a second or two and then spray for a second again. Take your key and insert it into the lock that you have just lubricated. This will more evenly distribute the lubricant and allow you to test your work. If the lock still doesn't turn, repeat the lubricating process.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in auto locks. And if you're still stuck with sticky locks, contact an auto locksmith.