Open & Shut: Garage Door Opener Maintenance Written by Cara Baker, August 14th, 2019 Our two-car garage did not include garage door openers when we first moved in. After one horrendous winter without them—pull up the icy driveway, get out without slipping, go into the side door of the garage, unlock and open the garage door from the inside, get back into the car, pull forward, then face the cold once more to shut and lock the garage door—it was clear that automated garage door openers would be in our immediate future. Whether you had them upon moving in or added them later, regular use will eventually wear down parts and equipment like any other machine. Occasional maintenance (much easier to perform during warmer weather) will keep their convenience at your fingertips longer—and hopefully out of those winter blasts. Each task listed in the Top 10 Preventive Maintenance Tips for Garage Door Owners by Garaga.com* takes mere minutes to complete, and can save you a lot of headache in the future. Worth it? Just ask our frozen former selves. *America’s Preferred Home Warranty is not affiliated with and has not collaborated with Garaga.com in any capacity.