A broken dock leveler is bad for a business: add the lost productivity from however long it takes to get fixed, plus the extra effort and manpower needed to make the work happen… and a broken dock leveler can be a huge disaster. At Motor City Door, we would hate to see a business lose out on productivity due to broken garage equipment. Use this handy checklist to determine what kind of preventive maintenance and service repairs your dock leveler might need.

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  1. Listen for Any Abnormal Noise or Vibrations
    Make sure to operate your commercial dock leveler before and after major use. An abnormal noise or vibration is usually a sign that a part needs maintenance or repair.
  2. Keep all Moving Parts and Pivot Points Lubricated
    Regularly lubricating all moving parts and pivot points can help extend their lifetime by cutting down on the wear and tear of everyday business use.
  3. Regularly Inspect all Cables, Springs and Latches
    Broken or elongated cables, springs or latches can put a dent in productivity as well as lead to unsafe working conditions and even more costly repairs in the future. Frequent inspection can help catch issues before they become full-blown problems.
  4. Check Pit Area, Deck Hinge and Lip Hinge
    Making sure that the pit area is free of debris is essential to a proper working dock area. Also make sure to regularly inspect all deck and lip hinges for any weak welding spots or debris that may have become stuck within the hinges.

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Partner with the Experts at Motor City Door, Today!

Dock leveler maintenance can be a quick and easy process when you have the experts at Motor City Door on your side, a family owned and operated business since 1965. Motor City Door also offers a variety of commercial garage doors and door operators as well as dock levelers. If you have any questions or to request a free quote, contact us at (586) 501-5874.

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