Automatic gates need regular servicing to make sure that they work smoothly. Without at least one service a year, and a regular servicing, automatic gates will be more likely to let you down. This is why we get so many calls from people with automatic gates that have stopped working or are making strange noises.


In Royal Gates, we repair a lot of automated gates in and around Greater Vancouver.

Firstly, we usually ask when the gate was last serviced so then we will have some idea of what we will look at.

In many cases, where there has been a gate breakdown, there was no servicing record.

But the trouble with automatic gates is that they’re made up of mechanical components and moving parts.

Automatic gates need servicing, like your vehicles.
So, just like a car, they need to be serviced to stay working well.

Unfortunately, when a gate operator fails as a result of poor maintenance, the repair bill is bigger than servicing to prevent the breakdown, would have been.

If you have a damaged automated driveway gate, to fix the problem, you can find some issues by yourself.


Common problems caused by lack of gate maintenance are as bellow:

1) Gates that make the sort of noises that shouldn’t be coming from any electric gates.
2) Lost or damaged remote controls or ones that don’t work anymore for no reason.
3) Bent or broken motor brackets and arms.
4) Automatic gates that start to have a mind of their own and won’t open or close when you want them to.
5) Gates knocked out of alignment or damaged by careless drivers.
6) Waterlogged underground motors that have not been installed with enough drainage.
7) Gears, hinges, wheels, or other moving parts.
8) Short circuits where electrical connections have been made where water can affect them.
9) Wiring issues in badly installed control panels.
10) Insects, slugs, spiders, or other creepy crawlies that have got into electronic components and destroyed them.

Gate servicing avoids automatic gate breakdowns.

Regular servicing keeps automatic driveway gates working well.

We see lots more issues with automatic gates that could be avoided with regular servicing.

And the trouble is that repairing broken automatic gates is often a lot more time-consuming and expensive than regular servicing to avoid the problems.

If you service an automatic gate you see possible issues before they become problems.

This means that you can make adjustments or lubricate or replace smaller components.

But on your driveway gate, if something fails, it often has a knock-on effect and causes more damage.
Consequently, replacing the damaged part on your driveway gate is only half the story.

Most importantly, we have to find out what caused the breakdown and make sure that this is also fixed.

Therefore, we hope that you have regular servicing to keep your automated gates working perfectly.

It doesn’t matter what kind of driveway gate you have, sliding gates or swing gates. All types of driveway gates and all different brands of gate operators, safety sensors, gate hardware, and other accessories need to have regularly maintained and serviced.

If you want a service for your automatic gates, call us at Royal Electronics Technology Center Co. (Royal Gate).

We will do our best to service your driveway gate and automation system.
Our main services are the manufacture, installation, and repair of driveway gates and gate automation systems.
Also, we do the access control systems and video doorbells. By using the smart access control intercom system that we have, you can open and close your motorized driveway gate worldwide, using your smartphone.

We will be happy to share our knowledge with you to repair and install or even choose the best gate opener and access control system that you may need.


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