It Still Runs is the go-to destination for all things cars. From motors to radiators and everything in between, we've got you covered.


How to Fix a Squeaky Car Door

by Carole Ann

A squeaky door on your car can be very annoying. There are a few methods of lubricating the hinges to eliminate the squeak.

Step 1

Apply hairspray or rub a bar of soap across the hinges and work them back and forth. This may eliminate the squeak.

Step 2

If the door still squeaks, apply WD-40 or non-stick cooking spray and work the hinges back and forth to allow the lubricant to work through.

If the hinges are rusty and the WD-40 has had time to thoroughly penetrate the hinges, you should gently scrub at the rust with the steel wool. After the rust is removed and the WD-40 is worked well into the hinges, the squeak should be gone.


  • Periodically spray the door hinges lightly with a silicone spray to keep them moving freely and prevent them from squeaking.

Items you will need

  • Hairspray
  • Bar of soap
  • WD-40 or non-stick cooking spray
  • Steel wool
  • Silicone spray

About the Author

This article was written by the It Still Runs team, copy edited and fact checked through a multi-point auditing system, in efforts to ensure our readers only receive the best information. To submit your questions or ideas, or to simply learn more about It Still Runs, contact us.

More Articles