How to Lubricate Car Trunk Hinges

It’s easy to forget about the trunk hinges on your vehicle. Over time, the hinges become dry and contaminated with debris. This leads to a trunk that’s noisy and difficult to use. If you want your trunk to operate buttery smooth, like it did when it rolled off the assembly line, you’ll need to clean and lubricate it.

Part 1 of 1: Lubricating trunk hinges

Materials Needed

  • Shop rags
  • White lithium grease

Step 1: Clean the hinge. Use a shop rag to clean the hinge of any debris and buildup.

Step 2: Lubricate the hinge. Spray white lithium grease on both sides of the hinges.

Step 3: Move the trunk. Move the trunk several times to lubricate the hinges.

Lubricating all of the hinges on your vehicle, including the trunk, is an important part of keeping your vehicle in good condition. If you don’t feel like doing this yourself, the experts at YourMechanic will come to your home or office to do it for you.


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Nissan Maxima V6-3.5L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Columbia, Maryland
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Ford Thunderbird V8-3.9L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Cumming, Georgia
Dan arrived early and did a very good job servicing the brakes on our 02 thunderbird. He was careful not to leave and oil or grease on my garage floor. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of auto service or repairs. I will definitely use his services again when needed.
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Ford C-Max L4-2.0L Hybrid - Lubricate Trunk - Campbell, California
Robert was able to efficiently replace my hybrid car's dead battery and get it running again (it wouldn't respond to a jump start). I greatly appreciate the convenience of not having to have it towed. All the photos he took of the old/new parts in the report were completely blurry and unusable, however -- I had requested to know the exact model / brand of battery installed.

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Mazda CX-5 L4-2.5L - Lubricate Trunk - Sunnyvale, California
No issues with the basic work. But this was supposed to be a 25k mile maintainance. Instead it was just a tire rotation and oil change. He did not check tire pressure (turns out the sensor was broken which I had to figure out myself). And cabin air filter needed replacing (any regular maintainance should have spotted that).

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