How can I prevent my car doors from freezing shut?

Can I prevent my car doors from freezing shut? I just moved to Maine, and the winters here are absolutely brutal. I need to find a way fast to keep my car locks from freezing shut so I'm not late for work, but I’m not sure how! Is there any way I can keep them from freezing on me?

Answer
Freezing car doors are an absolute pain, but I have a quick solution for you: Invest in a high-quality car cover!
Car doors freeze shut when moisture from ice, rain, or snow gets trapped in the door and then freezes over.
If you are expecting bad weather, or if rains and you know it’ll be below freezing at night, place your cover over your car to protect it from the elements.
You can also lubricate your door gaskets to prevent moisture from getting into your door’s mechanism.
Preparing for freezing rain or snow can be annoying, but it’s important that you keep yourself protected from the elements. Having an excellent comprehensive policy is just as important, though, since it covers damage from unforeseen events like inclement weather.
If you don’t have comprehensive coverage and you’re not sure where to start, check out the Jerry app! We’ll get you personalized quotes from top-of-the-line providers, so you can find a policy that will protect you all winter long.
Ben Guess
Answered on Oct 25, 2021
Ben has a BA in Journalism + Design from The New School, as well as three years’ experience in content writing and data journalism. They are deeply interested in how the car industry intersects with issues of inequity in the world, as well as in making auto insurance more accessible through writing. When they’re away from the keyboard, they enjoy baking, embroidering, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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