How To Make Sure Your Auto Shop Garage Door Doesn't Break

Posted on: 7 June 2019

If you own an auto shop, then you know just how important it is to make sure that everything is always in working order. One of the most important parts of any auto shop is the garage door. Just like all things, garage doors can start to wear down after years and years of use, leading to things like slow-moving garages, squeaky garages, or garage doors that completely breakdown. To avoid ending up with a broken garage door, this article will take a closer look at a few things you can do. 

Grease the Hinges

Your garage door opens with a motor and then has metal tracks and chains that move it up and down. After everyday use over an extended period, the metal on metal can start to rust and wear down. Try lubricating the tracks on your garage to avoid this. All you usually have to do is use a little bit of a grease-based product on it, and it should be good to go. Just make sure that you don't apply too much because then it can make everything start to malfunction and you'll have to wipe off all of the excess grease. 

Have It Serviced

Another thing that you can do if you want to get ahead of the game is to have your garage door serviced on a regular basis. A commercial garage door repair company can come out to your auto shop, take a look at the motor, look over all of the hinges and components, and then tune it up. Usually, all they will have to do is tighten a few things, maybe restart your motor, and then grease things up for you if you haven't done that job already. 

Be Gentle With It

No, you don't have to baby your commercial garage door; it should withstand a lot of wear and tear, but you also don't want to do anything to it like bump a car into it or bang it up too much. Teach everyone in your shop to be respectful of everything in the shop, including the garage door. And also teach everyone how to lock the garage doors so that the locks on them don't break. 

Taking good care of your auto shop will pay off in the long run. To avoid having to turn customers down in the future because of a broken commercial garage door, keep all of the tips in this article in mind.