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Garage Door Springs

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Just a reminder for everyone to check your overhead garage door tension springs. These are the springs above the door that assist in elevating it. There should be a safety cable that would keep the spring from flying if it was to snap. Some older doors do not have them and some newer ones do not hold. This can do a lot of damage to your cars or people if it lets loose while they are under it. Mine snapped with such force it tore the cable from the stud and the spring landed between the Bullitt and the Boss. One small scratch on the rocker panel that buffed out. Close call for 4713! If they are old, just replace them. They are cheap!
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You are much safer with the torsion springs.
I manufacture the extension springs for several Canadian door manufactures. Last year I made over 50,000 of them. I personally have the extension springs on my doors. (with the saftey cable running through the middle) There is no way anyone should take a chance without the saftey cables. You should see what happens when one of these things breaks. It can damage the car, but imagine if it hits one of your family. Everyone should check their doors.
The installers only rescently started installing saftey cables.
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