Knowing Your Troubled Chevrolet K1500 Door Handle
The door handle of your Chevrolet K1500 is a car part that is usually ignored because of its very simple function: it opens and closes your doors. But if you think about it, it is one of the most used parts in your vehicle, and without it, you would have a much harder time getting inside. To prevent any mishaps in regards to accessing your car, here are the common signs that you should get your door handle fixed or replaced:
Door does not open
If it takes you a frustratingly long time a get your car door open, then it is probably the door handle being broken or jammed. This issue arises usually as a result from a previous accident which involved your car door being hit. It may look as a simple dent from the outside, but remember, inside the car door lies a lot of components and wires that do various functions, such as window control. Force applied to this area could do a lot to the door handle, one of which is a dismantled mechanism. This could come from the small cracks slowly creeping towards the car part, harming it greatly and could eventually remove the mechanism from its proper place.
Door handle barely moves or not at all
Now, if the fault of your door handle is having is that you can barely move the thing, then a part of the door handle is stuck. This situation is caused by two things: one, a complete lack of lubrication; and two, a formation of rust within the car door handle. The first one is simply a maintenance problem, or rather, a lack of it. Most drivers tend to forego checking the situation of the car door handle, focusing a lot of their attention on engine, suspension, and other vital car systems. However, a good driver should take notice of every aspect of the vehicle, even the smallest ones. As for the second issue, that depends on the weather and road conditions you are driving on. Sure, every car part that can rust will rust eventually, but understanding your area of travel will you give a good hint on how fast corrosion takes place, and when to do repairs.