People call A-1 Mobile Lock & Key all the time with a problem that has a simple solution. In fact, the fix is so easy that owner Christina Olson says her 4-year-old can do it.
When your lock starts to feel “sticky,” maybe the key won’t go in or fits but won’t turn the lock, take a lubricant like WD-40 and give the inside of the lock a spritz.
Olson says that all it takes is a little lubricant and maybe inserting the key a few times to spread it around the lock.
“It’s a magical fix,” she said.
It works for all kinds of locks, though Olson often sees the problem in locks subjected to Washington weather (car doors, locks on the outside of peoples’ homes, etc.) because of their tendency to corrode over time.