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What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for a tune-up and inspection for one garage door ($89 value)
- $85 for a tune-up and inspection for one garage door with roller replacement ($189 value)
- Preventive maintenance and safety check
- Adjustments to the track, limit switches, force, and sensitivity, and chain if needed
- Tightening and/or replacement of bad nuts and bolts
- Regulation check on all opener safety devices
- Garage-door lubrication
- Opener check
Roller replacement includes:
- Replacement of metal rollers with up to 10 nylon ball-bearing rollers
- Check and lubrication of hinges
- Confirmation of spring tension
- Track adjustment
- Check of lift cables and safety systems
Groupon holders will receive 20% off any additional services or parts as well as a lifetime warranty on all parts.
Garage-Door Openers: Signaling Security
Learn a little about the technology inside the little remote in your car with Groupon's examination of garage-door openers.
In 2012, garage doors throughout southeastern Connecticut mysteriously seized up. The culprit? A military submarine base.
Annoying as it may have been, there was nothing sinister behind this pattern. Rather, it was simply a side effect of the way all remote-entry garage-door systems are designed. Each time you open or close a garage door, the remote and the receiver inside have a brief conversation in code—a conversation that happens to be conducted via radio signals over the airwaves. The unfortunate homeowners in Connecticut eventually learned that the signal emitted from the submarine base’s radio-communication system shared a frequency with their garage-door systems, and the more powerful military signal drowned out the information their remotes were trying to transmit.
The codes transmitted by garage-door remotes have gotten far more complex over time. As early as the 1960s, burglars learned to use radio scanners or “code grabbers” to pick up the code when the homeowner used it to open the door; they could then re-transmit the code to gain entry themselves. In response, most remotes today use rolling codes that can generate billions of combinations.
This is possible because each time a message is sent between remote and receiver, each part of the system also selects and stores a new code. Those codes will always be in sync because each has been programmed with the same pseudo-random number generator—that is, a formula that produces a sequence of numbers that would appear random to anyone not possessing the formula. (Beware, however: it is possible to desynchronize the system by pressing the remote button out of range of the opener more times than the system’s built-in tolerance for error will permit.) Once this is done, the remote and receiver are ready to kick the system's motor into gear and help you begin or end another day on the road.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only within 30 miles of zip code 94536. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per household. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only with in 30 miles of zip codes 94551, 94596, and 94536. Appointment required, same day appointments accepted. Appointments subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Promotional value must be redeemed in 1 visit. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.