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What to Do To Get Your Car Out of Garage When The Door is Stuck

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  • 09 Oct 2016
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When your garage door malfunctions and your car is stuck inside, it can be more than just inconvenient. Here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of San Jose, CA, we know that you have to be able to get out when this happens. That is why we put together a guide to help you get your car out when this occurs.

Replace Batteries in The Wall Opener

To start with, you need to make sure that the batteries in the wall opener are working. You can do this by using your remote and see if it will open and close the door. If it opens when you use your remote but not when you use the wall mount, then you should start by replacing those batteries.

Check To See If The Ceiling Opener is Plugged In


There is an opener that is attached to your garage ceiling that has to be plugged in to work. Something could have caused it to come out of the outlet, causing it to not work to open your door. Inspect this to see if is plugged in.

Try To Open Manually

If it appears that the batteries are fine and the plug to your opener is in, then try to open your overhead door manually. You can do this by pulling the red cord that hangs from the center of your garage. Once you pull that cord, it will allow the door to be opened and closed manually.

Try to open the door as gently as you can in case something else is keeping it from moving. You don’t want to damage anything if there is something obstructing its movement. If it is not moving for you, then there may be a problem with other parts.

See If The Door is Off The Tracks


The reason it is not opening manually could be that it is off the tracks. If your door is not on the tracks, we advise you to give us a call. Since doors are heavy, it can be dangerous for you to manage this on your own.

Broken Springs

Another part that can be keeping your door from opening are the torsion springs. If one of the springs is broken, it will make it so that the door doesn’t open or close. This is another repair that you may need to call us for.

Always be aware that when it comes to replacing springs, cables, and tracks, you have the risk of the entire door falling down. That is why we suggest you have a professional take care of your repairs.

Contact Professional Garage Door Company

Be sure to contact us, and we will get a technician to your house right away if you are not able to open your door. If you have tried to get it open and you are still struggling, then you need to call a professional. One of the things about owning a home is knowing when you need someone to help you with the work.

Neighborhood Garage Door Service of San Jose is here to serve you today. We will troubleshoot the problem and resolve it right away.


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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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