Investing in a high-quality automatic gate can be great for property owners who are looking to the future.After all, a well-maintained wrought iron or timber gate can last for at least 10 years. With this said, the motor will require replacing at some point in order to maintain safety and efficiency. Read on as the Cheshire Metalcraft team go through 3 signs that its time to replace your gates motor…


Every automatic gate is going to require a few repairs over its lifetime; however, regular breakdowns are always a cause for concern. After all, the motor on your gate is how it opens and closes, so if it is malfunctioning then you may find that you are unable to enter or leave your property! If your gate motor requires the help of a professional on a weekly basis then it may be more cost effective to invest in a new one.

Slow Speed

Your gates should run efficiently without any delays or disruptions, and this includes its speed. After all, not only do slow gates cause a delay, they can give criminals easy access to your property and that is what an automatic gate is supposed to prevent! If you have noticed that you are having to wait much longer than average for your gate to open and close, then it may be time to upgrade the motor.


A gate motor is surrounded by a plastic casing and this will degrade in quality over time, just like the mechanical components inside. When corrosion takes a hold of your gate motor it is very important that you think about purchasing a replacement. After all, a corroded motor can be dangerous and make your gate more vulnerable to damage.

A gate motor is an incredibly complex piece of machinery which means that you should leave repairs and replacements to the professionals. After all, nobody has more experience in the industry than an expert who has trained on the job for years. If your gate motor could do with a bit of TLC or you suspect that its time to upgrade, get in contact with the best gates in Manchester and speak to a member of the Cheshire Metalcraft team today!