Not All Your Garage Door Parts Need Lubricant
Keeping your garage door parts well-lubricated is generally considered a good idea when it comes to prolonging the lifespan of your door. Nearly every part could use a light coating of silicone or white lithium grease a few times a year.
However, one mistake often made by garage owners is lubricating the tracks. Those who do, run the risk of a garage door off track. With lubrication on the tracks, the door can easily slide right off.
Feel free to clean the tracks with a damp cloth, but save the lubricant for the springs, rollers, hinges, and bearings.