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AAA gives drivers some tips on frozen lock safety

With potentially rough weather on the way heading in to overnight March 16, you’ll want to make sure you can get into your car or truck in the morning. (WKEF/WRGT)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – With potentially rough weather on the way heading in to overnight March 16, you’ll want to make sure you can get into your car or truck in the morning.

The weather so far in 2017 has been relatively mild, so some Miami Valley residents might not be prepared for the potential of frozen door locks.

FOX 45 spoke with public affairs manager for AAA Cindy Antrican, who had some key tips.

“Any kind of lubricant will work, even if it’s spray Pam, if you spray it on those seals, you get a much better chance of getting in your car,” Antrican said. “And don’t ever poor hot water on your vehicle if your lock is frozen. Use a hair dryer or heat the key and then put it in the lock.”

AAA also said to make sure you clear away any ice or snow from your windshield, and turn on the defroster instead of trying to use an ice scraper if your wipers are stuck.

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