Top tips to maintain your garage door

Garage doors that are neglected and not seen to regularly are a lot likelier to fail on you than one that is inspected a couple of times a year. Think about it, your garage door opens and closes thousands of times a year – what do you think is going to happen if you don’t give it a bit of love every now and then?

If you have no idea how to maintain your garage door, there is no need to worry as the experienced team here at ABi Garage Doors Doncaster are here to help.

Look & listen

There are plenty of garage door issues that start with a simple scraping or grating noise and that’s why it’s vital that you start your maintenance by having a look and listen out for anything out of the ordinary when the door is in operation.

Clear the tracks

Inspecting the tracks on either side of your garage door’s opening is vital as if there is debris or rust on the track it can seriously decrease the consistency of performance. Another great tip is to check that the tracks are vertically plumb (perfectly vertical) using a level – you can make small adjustments yourself but if there is anything major, we recommend you call a technician.


This tip applies even more so in the winter months due to garage door parts seizing up because of cold temperatures. Keeping all moving parts well lubricated will relieve stress and therefore prolong their lives.

The experts here at ABi Garage Doors Doncaster are always on hand to help you with any of your garage door needs. Whether you have a question regarding our services or would like to enquire about one of our products, give us a call on 01302 511372 and one of our friendly team will be able to help.