For the gate to work properly it needs to be securely fastened to the ground. Over time, fixings can work their way loose and concrete foundations can get damaged by vehicles and pedestrians. AUTOPA recommends that the foundations and fixings are checked every 6 months or so to ensure that the catch post and gate post are both firmly secured.
Using a light oil (WD40 or similar) grease the spring latch, hinges, and lock to ensure that they can all move freely. This will help to keep the gate easy to operate and prevent damage to the moving parts. The hinges for the AUTOPA Swing Gate are adjustable to help with on-site installation. The hinge bolts need to be checked to ensure that they are tight and are holding the gate itself level.
Finally, cleaning all the surfaces with soap and water will clean away any dirt and debris, extending the lifespan of your gate while making it more visible to pedestrians and vehicles using the area.
If you have any questions about maintenance and upkeep of an AUTOPA Swing Gate, our sales team will be happy to help you.