poppypiesdad wrote:. The problem with defenders is the door seals freezing and locking you out.
Quick tip , wipe the seals with baby oil helps them stop freezing shut , and washes out of clothes if any gets on them
one thing with baby oil and Vaseline is it can rot rubbers over time wish i hadn't googled baby oil and rubber now:
https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/i ... 801AAhHofZ
anyways best thing you can do is clean the rubbers before winter with a weak mix of all purpose cleaner (daisy or star drops) rinse well and pat dry.....
then apply silicone oil spray via a soft cloth
https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/F ... wgodmIkBeA
whilst your at it clean the door where it contacts the rubber once dry polish and wax....
shot of graphite based spray lube in the door locks / filler cap key hole
http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/ambersil-grap ... cant-n68jb
not forgetting to treat spark plugs to a good dollop of silicone grease inside the plug cap & dizzy/ coil cap and good old holts damp start the leads.. (if petrol)
terminal grease on the battery and main engine earthing points and any bare copper earth straps to protect from corrosion ...
Checking coolant with a hydrometer is also a good idea to see level of protection ..