Signs and Symptoms of a Chevrolet Tahoe Door Handle Going Bad
What is the point of having a Chevrolet Tahoe when you can't even get inside the thing? That is why it is essential that the door handle, one of the most basic systems in your car, remains well-kept. To make sure that you are always able to get into your awesome ride, here are a few symptoms you should look out for:
Troubles regarding door access
One of obvious signs of your door handle having problems is of course, when you can't open the door at all. There are two main causes for this to happen. The first one is a result of a previous car accident that affected the door in which the handle is problematic currently. Even though it may be just a ding or a small dent, it is very likely that there is severe internal damage present. This could come in the form of a small crack. If ignored for a prolonged period of time, it will eventually worsen and dislodge the locking mechanism within the door handle. The other cause is a piece or debris or a small component getting lodged into the system. As dirt piles up inside, it will slowly harden and start to form itself into the small nooks and crannies within the car part. Therefore, it is best to do an inspection by taking out the door handle to see what kind of problem it is.
Immobile door handle
The other sign of a faulty door handle is not as problematic, but just as frustrating, which is when it refuses to move or even budge in any way whatsoever. The biggest suspect in this is good ol' rust. This issue is even more apparent if you live in a place where rain or dust is apparent. The door handle will slowly corrode, making it too brittle and get stuck. The tiny components within your door handle will clump together, causing the immobilization problem that you are having. It is therefore important that your car's systems are well-lubricated, even the simplest ones, as failure to do so would cause a lot of frustration for a driver.