50+ Simple Car Repairs You Don’t Need to Go to the Shop For
3. Add Graphite to Door Locks
Graphite powder keeps delicate lock mechanism working. We don’t think much about our door locks until the key breaks off in the cylinder. Keep these delicate mechanisms moving freely with a blast of dry graphite powder. You may need to push the dust protector flap back slightly with a small metal nail file to get at the lock. A quick pump of the tube will dispense enough graphite. Move the lock cylinder with your key several times to work the graphite into the mechanism. Do this to your trunk lock as well.
4. Service Your ‘Tuck-Under’ Spare Tire Lift Now!
Loosen and lubricate a corroded spare tire lift so you can get to your spare tire when you need it.