Garage Door Lubricant

Repair man fixing a garage door.

Does your garage door seem louder than you remember?

If the noise has become a nuisance, it may be time to lubricate your garage door parts.


Lubricant helps keep your garage door operating smoothly and quietly. However, it’s not always easy – proper garage door lubrication requires much more than just spraying on some grease and calling it a day.

If your garage door is overdue for some maintenance, call Precision to come take care of it!

Not All Garage Door Lubricants Are Equal

Regular garage door lubrication is essential. It helps prevent excessive squeaking and keeps your parts operating smoothly. That being said, not all types of lubricants are appropriate for use on garage door parts. For example, while WD-40 is great for plenty of tasks – removing excess oil, softening rubber seals, fixing scuff marks, etc. –  lubricating garage door parts is not one of them.

Classic Wd-40 can actually reduce the lubrication and draw in more dirt, so it should never be used on garage doors. Instead, use a lubricant with a silicone or lithium base as an alternative.

Lithium-based lubricants work in both extremely high and low temperatures, are resistant to heat and water, and protect metal against rust and corrosion. They also adhere well to metal and are ideal for lubricating metal on metal surfaces. On the downside, they can occasionally cause plastic components to wear out more quickly.

Silicone-based lubricants are made by mixing silicone oil with a thickening agent. They perform well on a wide variety of garage door components, including those made from rubber, plastic, metal, and wood. Silicone lubricants are a little less resistant to high temperatures than lithium-based lubricants, but they’re generally better at repelling moisture.

The Easiest Way to Care For Your Garage Door

Precision has been providing trusted garage door services in the Chicagoland area for over 20 years.


Our professional technicians are here to help if you’re unsure about choosing the best kind of lubricant for your garage door parts or how (and where) to apply it.

We recommend setting up a yearly Tune-Up so that we can give your door the attention it needs and ensure that it keeps operating smoothly and quietly.

In addition to lubrication, a Tune-Up also includes:

  • 25-Point Safety Inspection – We check door panels, springs, sensors, safety releases, tracks, & all other moving parts
  • Full Inspection Report – It’s emailed on-site and explains everything we found during our 25-point safety inspection
  • Balance Test – This helps make sure your door stays on track and your springs are working properly


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