Every winter I try to remember to put some graphite powder in the locks on my van. They get fussy when winter comes and don't want to turn as easily as they should. So, I go to the auto parts store and buy some graphite powder to "grease" the lock mechanism. Works every time.
That's great advice wildman. I appreciate it and will do just that. I wondered why my key seemed a little tight in that lock. I've done this with the house keys but never even thought about it with the vehicles. Thanks!
It's very easy to do. The powder usually comes in a small tube which has a nozzle on it which will allow you to place the powder in the lock hole. It's a simple and cheap fix. I use it on the locks on the house too.
This graphite powder is a new one for me, too. We have one old car where the locks stick at times. I'm going to have to look for it, too. What else does it work on? I've been following the old advice to "hold my tongue just right," which doesn't work all that well.