One of the more annoying problems with vehicles is that as they get older, they tend to make a lot of different noises. An example of this is how often the door on your car, truck, SUV, van, or similar vehicle will become squeaky with time. There are all kinds of reasons that the doors on these vehicles become squeaky over time. These reasons can range from something as simple as dirt and dust becoming worked into the hinges, to hinges becoming rusty. Whatever the reason, fixing squeaky doors isn't only possible, it is a project that you can do in a simple afternoon. All you really need to do is use one of these extremely helpful methods.
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Lubricants Can't Fix A Worn Part- I will tell anyone about this that I can. A few years ago, the front doors on my Chrysler started creaking when I open them. I bought my '2008 model new, and take good care of it. When I had asked the dealer about it then, I was told it was normal, and there wasn't much they could do. Oh, and they lubed the hinges every time I mentioned it.
As the years went on, the noise got worse, sounding like an old rusty truck. Finally, after much internet research, I found that it was probably the door check.
On my car it's a black plastc arm that goes from the body into the door and it holds your door open. You can't see the parts inside it, but the bushings wear out. No amount of lubricant can fix worn bushings.
So I went to a reliable auto body shop, had them look at it, and they confirmed it. I just had the work done today. The new door checks for both front doors (Chrysler parts) were about $60 each (in Aug. 2015). With labor, the bill was quite reasonable at about $170.00 for parts & labor. I didn't want to do it myself as I was a bit leery of removing the door panels.
The doors are now silent, and the tech explained that the internal parts of the door check were worn out. Trying to lube them at that point would have done little good, but if they HAD been lubed properly by my dealer at oil changes over the years, they'd have lasted longer. But NO oil change & lube place ever lubricates anything these days... Including car dealers.
He showed me how and where to lube them with LITHIUM spray. Do NOT use WD-40.
By the way, don't accept the "normal wear & tear" line. It happens to lots of car brands, and can be fixed. Some people have had these things break, and parts fell into the electric window mechanism. I've read several reports of Mercedes and Chevy owners going through the same thing.
So- if lubing your hinges doesn't work, try having your door check looked at.