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January 8, 2023

Don’t Get Locked Out of Your Car This Winter!

What’s more frustrating than getting locked out of your car? Getting locked out of your car on an extremely snowy day! The last thing you’d want to do is stand around shivering, trying to figure out how to open your frozen locks.

To rule out this possibility, Veteran Car Donations offers these six proven methods on how to open frozen car door locks:

  1. Lighter and WD-40

Sometimes, all it takes is a little heat to thaw out a frozen car door lock. Heat the keyhole with a lighter, then spray some WD-40 into it. You can then insert your key to open the door.

  1. De-icer spray

If you don’t have a can of WD-40 lying around, a de-icer spray is a great alternative. Apply it to the keyhole and wait a few minutes before trying your key again.

  1. Hairdryer

Another way to use heat to get your car door unlocked is by using a hairdryer. Simply hold the hairdryer up to the keyhole and let the heat do its thing. Problem solved!

  1. Alcohol and hot water

This method requires a bit more effort than the others but can be equally effective. Mix equal parts rubbing alcohol and hot water in a spray bottle, then spritz onto the lock until it’s completely saturated. Wait a few minutes before trying your key again.

  1. Lock de-icer key

If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, consider investing in a lock de-icer key. This special tool looks like an ordinary key but is designed to quickly defrost any frozen lock.

  1. Call a locksmith

If all else fails, you can always call a professional locksmith to help get your car door unlocked. They will be able to quickly get the job done without causing any damage to your vehicle.

No matter what method you choose, it’s important to remember that patience is the key (no pun intended!). With a little bit of perseverance, you’ll be able to get your frozen car door lock open in no time. Good luck and stay warm out there!


Use Your Unwanted Vehicle to Help Our Suffering Veterans

If your car is experiencing problems that are far worse than frozen door locks and these problems have been draining your wallet and causing you heavy stress, stop torturing yourself! Just get your hands off that beater and donate it to us at Veteran Car Donations. When you do that, you’ll turn that vehicle into a powerful tool for transforming the lives of the struggling disadvantaged veterans in your local area.

We’ll auction off your donated vehicle and use the proceeds to help fund the life-improvement programs of our veteran-focused charity partners. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofits cater to former U.S. service members who are homeless and impoverished, those who are unable to find decent jobs to support themselves and their families, and those who are suffering from disabilities and serious illnesses, including mental disorders.

Thanks to your auto donation, our charity partners will be able to provide their beneficiaries with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, scholarships, and many other benefits.

You will also benefit from your charitable contribution since you’ll get to enjoy our free pickup and towing service anywhere in the United States. You’ll also love our quick, simple, and convenient donation process where you don’t have to do any paperwork. On top of that, you’ll have the privilege of claiming the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

However, these material rewards are nothing compared to the joy of knowing that you’re helping uplift the lives of our nation’s heroes.

We accept almost all vehicle types, including those that are no longer working properly.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or you may write to us here. Check out our FAQs page for more information on our donation program.


Help Our Hurting Heroes Today!

That timeworn car lying dormant in your garage is worth so much more than you think. Hand it over to Veteran Car Donations and we’ll be more than happy to use it to transform the lives of the hurting heroes in your community. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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