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Garage Door Maintenance Tips To Stop The Squeaks & Groans

We rely on our garage for so much. We use it mainly for our front door. When the kids want to play out front, the garage comes open so they can pull out bikes or toys. We park our cars in our garage so they are constantly being beat by this Southern California heat and sun.

It is worth taking care of your garage. From decluttering to making sure things can’t fall from say an earthquake or just being improperly put away, the cars we keep in our garage are important investments that need to be protected. We use our garage all throughout the day and respect our garage like anything other part of our home.   1

Along with maintaining the space and storage use of our garage, it is important to also maintain the actual systems and parts that make a garage function properly. This can include your furnace air filter which for some are placed in the garage, but most importantly is the garage door.

Garage door repairs can be expensive, not just to fix and replace parts but if something happens while cars are in the garage. If a door fails and gets off track, something bad could happen. While it is important to replace parts when needed, it is even more important to maintain the garage door and components.


3 Easy Tips To Maintain Your Garage Door

GarageDoorCare.com offers their free three-step program to give a better peace-of-mind for their garage door:

  1. Lubricate your garage door twice a year (it’s easier than you think). Not only is it easy, but you may be surprised at how much quieter and smoother it will be. If your door sounds loud, squealing, banging, clanking, then most likely it needs some greasing. Make sure to use the proper product, lithium based sprays work well.3
  2. Sign up for a free twice-a-year email garage door lubrication reminder.
  3. Having a local and trusted garage door pro will relieve the stress if a problem is to arise. Don’t want a broken door that will not close when all you want is to call it a day.

Most homeowners do not think about lubricating their garage door which leads to those squeaks and groans. These noises are wear and tear, and over time can create a bigger problem. Lubricating your garage door is very easy.

Check out GarageDoorCare.com and see how to lubricate the door, rollers and hinges. For 5 minutes, a five-dollar spray can of garage door lubricant, and a little effort, save a costly service call down the road. Find other tips to keep your door in its best operating condition.


The International Door Association (IDA), a worldwide trade association of garage door and access professionals, as well as the sponsor of GarageDoorCare.com will send out twice-a-year email reminders y simply registering with their site. Just 2 simple emails a year, no spam.


While garage door maintenance is important it will not stop a worn out spring from breaking. This is something that should be replaced by a garage door professional, repairs can cause severe injuries or even death if damaged or done improperly.

GarageDoorCare.com offers a “Find a Qualified Professional” page so find a pro that abides by the IDA Code of Business Conduct.


We partnered with GarageDoorCare.com to share
how simple it is to quiet and maintain your garage door.


  1. Jackie Oliver on June 21, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I love your idea of signing up for an email twice a year, I need a reminder when to have my garage door checked! It’s been a long time since that’s been done, it just always seems to slip my mind. If I were to get emails, I would be so much better about getting that done at the right time.

  2. Jackie Oliver on May 23, 2016 at 6:19 am

    I really like what you said about keeping your garage door lubricated. Honestly, I can’t think of the last time I did anything to maintain my garage. Keeping it lubricated is so simple, yet I don’t do it. From here on out, I’ll be sure to do better at that. I love the idea of getting an e mail reminder every few months.

  3. Janet W. on May 23, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Garage maintenance isn’t really something that crosses my mind, but I can see how it’s very important!