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Local Garage Door Repair Company Riverside California

Written by Automated Garage Door Systems on . Posted in Blog

Looking for a local garage door repair company Riverside California? We are happy to see that you are deciding to shop local. Hiring a local company ensures that the money you spend on local services will be invested back in the local community.

Spending money with local Riverside companies is incredibly important. There are a vast number of reasons why spending money with local companies is critical. According to the New Economic Foundation in an article of Time Magazine, “many local economies are languishing not because too little cash comes in, but as a result of what happens to that money.” “Money is like blood. It needs to keep moving around to keep the economy going. When money is spent elsewhere–at big supermarkets, non-locally owned utilities and other services such as on-line retailers–”it flows out, like a wound.” By shopping at the corner store instead of the big box, consumers keep their communities from becoming what the NEF calls “ghost towns” (areas devoid of neighborhood shops and services) or “clone towns”, where Main Street now looks like every other Main Street with the same fast-food and retail chains.

Granted, garage door companies are in the service industry, but the same rules apply. Spending money with a local service repair company in the has the same level of impact. You may be asking, aren’t all garage door repair companies local? Unfortunately, not all garage door companies are local. What do we mean that not all garage door companies are not local? There are three varying degrees of local which we will briefly outline below

  • Truly Local – A truly local company is physically located in your city (Riverside in this instance). They also primarily service customers that are in the same area which they are physically located.
  • Mostly Local – Franchises are a great example of businesses that are mostly local. Their franchises’ corporate office is not located in the city, but they have local business owners (franchisees) that are local. They service the local region and spend their revenue in the local community. The only difference between a truly local company and a “mostly local” company (franchise) is where a small percentage of their earnings are spent. Franchisees typically pay an annual franchise fee and a percentage of their annual earnings. This allows a vast majority of their money to stay and be spent with the local community should they choose to do so.
  • The Local-Imposters – These are companies that go to great lengths to act as though they are local companies. These types of companies will create business names, websites, false online reviews, and even pay for ads online in your area. They will then hire service techs to handle the service calls. Why is that a problem? Their headquarters are not located in the area and are usually out of state. Additionally, the service techs charge outrageously high fees for repairs. Their corporate office will even give service techs incentives to charge higher fees. Some are even known to intentionally misdiagnose garage door issues to increase the price of repairs.
  • The local-imposter companies use many other under handed tactics such as impersonating other businesses. These instances have been well documented by news organizations across the United States. These local-imposter companies are not able to operate with impunity. Counties have been known to prosecute these companies. However, the companies will simply change their name and start the same process all over again. Luckily Google started to suspend some of these companies paid ads. Even though these garage door companies are having their paid ads suspended on Google, they still have hundreds of Google listings in the maps portion of Google. It is important to do research on each individual company. It will help you avoid choosing a company that is not good for you or our local community.

Your Local Garage Door Repair Company

Hiring a real local company will be better for you as a consumer and better for the Riverside community. Our local garage door company strives to make sure every single local customer of ours receives the best service imaginable. We are proud of our 25 year long standing reputation in the Riverside community. Additionally, we want to make sure that Riverside and its residents are able to thrive. Afterall, this is where we live. When you choose to do business from a truly local garage door repair company, we all benefit from it.

Cited Sources:

DASMA – Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association
Dallas News – Watchdog

Garage Door Installation Riverside

Written by Automated Garage Door Systems on . Posted in Blog

Ready for a new garage door and looking for a company to hire for garage door installation Riverside? Automated Garage Door Systems is pleased to see you have made it to our website. We are one of the most well respected garage door companies in Riverside CA. Whether you just want a garage door that is simple and gets the job done or you want a custom garage door, we have what you are looking for. We have quite a few of the options available to you listed on our garage door gallery page. Call us to discuss your garage door installation needs, we look forward to speaking with you. Additionally, you can read more about our company below.

Who is Automated Garage Door Systems?

We are a husband and wife team and embody the very meaning of the term small business. Our garage door repair company likes working with people that truly need our help. There are some garage door companies that are willing to give dishonest assessements of a garage door. Our company’s experience and integrity ensures that you will receive an accurate assessment and price. Automated Garage Door Systems wants to be your garage door repair company forever. We have customers that have been life long customers of our company. Our hope is that you will give us the opportunity to make you another one of our satisfied long term customers.

Committed to Quality

Automated Garage Door Systems has been serving the Riverside community for 25 years. During our last 25 years, we have had the privilege of growing with the Riverside community. Many things have changed over our the last couple of decades. What has not changed is our commitment to our customers. We are committed to providing the best quality of service possible at reasonable prices. You will find that there are few companies that are willing to go the extra mile these days. The experience you have with our company is paramount to the success of our company. We do not take our responsibility to provie you with outstanding service lightly. Our company is unequivocally committed to quality.

Call Us

Call us today to discuss garage door installation Riverside residents. You will not be sorry that you did. We will walk you through the entire process. We look forward to working with you. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with you.

Should I Use WD-40 to Lubricate my Garage Door?

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Our company gets asked often, “should I use WD-40 to lubricate my garage door?” We are not going to make you dig in this article for the answer to this question. The answer is no. Using WD-40 as a lubricant is not the best idea.

Why you shouldn’t use it as a lubricant on garage doors.

Let us first of all say that WD-40 can be used on garage doors. It is very helpful in the garage door repair process. However, it should not be used to lubricate parts on a garage door. A vast majority of individuals think that WD-40’s primary purpose is to lubricate moving parts. However, that is just not the case. WD-40 is best used as a cleaner because it contains solvents used to clean off dirt and even rust. It is one of the most effective ways to clean dirt, sand, and other lubricants off of moving parts. Using only WD-40 on a garage door will cause parts to deteriorate at a much more rapid rate.

Proper Usage on a Garage Door

WD-40 should be used to clear off existing lubricant and dirt on a garage door. Then a lubricant should be applied to the necessary parts of the garage door. Our garage door repair company has worked on a large number of garage doors with corrosion due to improper use of solvent based products. Serious damage can be done to a garage door by using WD-40 improperly.

Have more questions or need help?

Do you have more questions about your garage door? Are you looking for a garage door repair company in Riverside? Automated Garage Door Systems is the right company to call for all of your garage door repair needs and questions. You may be able to find more useful information on our blog. We are also working on creating a “submit a question to the experts” feature on our website. This will allow you to ask us questions easily so we can answer them. We may even feature your question on our website. We look forward to helping you with all of your garage door repair needs.