How to Grease Door Hinge and Install Door Hinge Cover in Your Car
Do you notice sounds when you open and close the doors of your vehicle? If yes, then it's already time to grease the door hinges and protect them from premature wear and tear.Hinges will definitely accumulate corrosion, rust, and some sort of damage over the years. The good news is, you can lessen the chance of these unwanted premature wearing and problems by investing in a door hinge cover. There are lots of cover available now in the market and even online. Just make sure to choose the appropriate hinge cover for your vehicle's model. Below are the steps on how to grease the hinges and install door hinge covers in your vehicle.
Difficulty level: Easy
What you'll need:
- Grease gun
- Old spoon
- Spray lubricant
- White lithium grease
- Safety glasses
- Rubber gloves
- Protective mask
Step 1: Doing this DIY job can be a little bit dirty, so we recommend you to use safety glasses to avoid chemicals to get in contact with your eyes. You must also use rubber gloves and protective mask for added protection, since you'll be working with grease and chemicals.
Step 2: Since you will be exposed to chemicals, we recommend you to work in a well-ventilated area. Avoid working directly under the sunlight to avoid unnecessary chemical reactions. For this DIY job, you do not need to start your engine.
Step 3: After preparing all the tools and other materials needed, you can now start working on your door hinges.
Step 4: Open the door of your car. It is not necessary to open the doors altogether. Just open the door you're are going to work on first. Then proceed to the next door afterwards.
Step 5: This step and the next step can be a little bit tricky. You need to carefully fill your grease gun with white lithium grease.
Step 6: Remove the cap from the grease tube of the gun and spoon-fill the tube with grease from the grease tube.
Step 7: Return the cap and carefully pump the trigger several times until you notice the grease to begin to come out of the nozzle.
Step 8: Put the nozzle tip against the space between the hinge pin and the hinge located on the inside of the door frame.
Step 9: Gently press the grease gun trigger several times to push the grease into the space.
Step 10: Carefully take out the nozzle from the hinge.
Step 11: You need to open and close the door several times. This will allow the grease to work down into the hinge. When you finally notice that the door opens and closes smoothly and quietly, you may now proceed with the next step.
Step 12: Use an appropriate screws and wrench to install your new door hinge cover. Make sure that it's properly installed. Avoid scratching off the paint on the nearby areas.
Step 13: Repeat the process of greasing hinges and installing door hinge cover for all the remaining doors.
Step 14: Check all the areas if there are grease and dirt. Wipe them all off using an old cloth.
You don't need to be an expert DIYer to finish this simple task. You can do this in less than an hour.