Some movers and truck drivers might say the liftgate was the greatest invention since sliced bread. Just the thought of doing the job of loading and unloading a truck without the liftgate is exhausting in itself. So having a lift gate repair technician on speed dial, like Linthicum-Ferndale Truck Repair in Linthicum Heights, MD is very wise. There are few problems that are common to lift gates that liftgate operators have encountered. If your liftgate is experiencing one of the following problems, rest assured that we know how to get it back to fully operational. 

My Liftgate Won’t Lift! 

The whole point of the liftgate is to be able to load large items onto a truck as easily and quickly as possible. Without it, a ramp would be necessary, as well as a lot more brute strength. Also, additional equipment, bodies, and time will be needed to complete the task. If you discover that your liftgate won’t lift off of the ground, it’s probably because of an electrical malfunction. Finding the source of the problem is difficult and dangerous if you do not have experience with electrical systems. Contact the liftgate repair specialists at Linthicum-Ferndale Truck Repair in Linthicum Heights, MD to fix any and every liftgate problem. 

My Liftgate is Making Noises!

The operation of your liftgate should be smooth and without interruption. Any extraneous noises are a sign that something is wrong. The initial maintenance solution is to apply lubricant to your liftgate. Be sure to use lubricants that are created specifically for liftgates to solve any problems like squeaky noises. It’s probably a good idea to consult a liftgate specialist for the best practices in performing any noisy liftgate maintenance. If you find that lubrication is not solving the squeaky gate problem, then you should bring your liftgate to the specialists at Linthicum-Ferndale Truck Repair in Linthicum Heights, MD. We’ll fix it right away!

Proper Liftgate Operation

As with any popular piece of machinery, it’s often the frequent mishandling of it that leads to system malfunctions. Every individual who is expected to use the liftgate should be properly trained. The manufacturer created the liftgate to be used in a specific manner, every time. With individuals knowingly or unknowingly misuse the liftgate, it’s only a matter of time before it breaks down. Electrical wiring is especially sensitive to such misuse and is subject to break down at any time. Make sure that everyone operating your liftgate is properly trained and following the instructions.

Written by LF Truck Repair