The other day, my neighbor was near to becoming hysterical because she couldn’t open the door of her car, and she was already an hour late for a meeting. There was a problem with the door handle, and she couldn’t figure out how to fix the hitch. Funny, isn’t it? Well, it’s absurd that simple automotive hang-ups like it can actually ruin our day. So to avoid those annoying encounters, it’s good to know the basics of repairing simple problems with auto parts such as a busted door handle.
Removing the Old Door Handle
When the door handle of your car is no longer functioning well, the first thing you have to do is do away with it. So can you take away the out-of-order door handle on your own? Yes, you can! Doing it is fairly easy. The first thing you have to do is open the door of your car. Make certain to leave the car window up. Then, loosen the screw on the end of the door. Thrust the handle to the front of the vehicle, and then drag the side of the handle to the back. Afterwards, abruptly ditch the front side.
After removing the door handle, you can temporarily patch it up. But, you’ll need a glue gun for this. Make sure that it’s hot. Spread over some glue to the tip of the plastic covering surrounding the metal arm of the door handle. Allow it to dry for a few minutes. When it’s already dry, it’s time to re-assemble the handle. Remember that you need to bend the handle a little to get it back in shape.
For a short-term repair, this process will do. Just bring the car to the repair masters when you already have the luxury of time and…money.