AN expert mechanic has revealed a 98p essential that can fix a potentially deadly issue with your motor.
Scotty Kilmer took to his YouTube channel to share the life-saving hack with his followers.
Scotty, who has over five decades of experience in the motors industry, explained how your bonnet can suffer from a dangerous malfunction.
He said: "It's dangerous enough that [the hood] could pop up from the wind and shatter your windshield, but you can't see then and you could get in a wreck at highway speed.
"You might think it's closed but you've got to make sure it clicks and locks.
"Now as they age the latches often get sticky."
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This can prevent the latch from locking securely and put you at risk.
Fortunately, an everyday maintenance essential can solve the problem in minutes.
All you need to do is spray some WD-40 onto the latch assembly and wait a few moments.
This lubricates the latch mechanism and frees it up to click into place as it is meant to.
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If it is being particularly stubborn you can always wiggle it a little manually to extend the range of motion.
Just make sure to prop the bonnet up first and be careful with your fingers.
If the bonnet still won't close then carefully drive it to the nearest garage or have it picked up and fixed professionally.
However, the lubricant should do the job most of the time unless there is a deeper issue with the mechanism.
WD-40 is available online for as little as 98p.
Social media commenters loved the handy tip.
One wrote: "My 95 civic needed this, thanks Scotty."
Another joked: "WD-40 fixed my broken marriage."
And a third added: "I'm going to have to try this. I cannot get my hood to latch."
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It comes after motors experts revealed a 12p Tesco item that can keep your windscreen ice-free in winter.
Meanwhile, drivers were warned of danger at the petrol pumps amid a rise in theft, with one thug seen brandishing a machete on a forecourt.
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