Frequently Asked


Answers to some of your most
Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, if carrying out more than one job or service on the same site there is a discount as there is less travel involved. This can include commercial jobs, unit complexes, multiple doors and gates.

Autolift services the entire Sunshine Coast, even as far south as Brisbane if required. If in doubt please give us a call and we will let you know if we can help.

Occasionally, the garage door itself or the components surrounding it including tracks, springs, panels or supports break. Autolift has access to most brands on the market and when possible can order and replace these with minimal expense. Give us a call and we can arrange supply and¬ install.

Firstly, don’t try and repair this yourself. This often leads to extensive and unnecessary damage to your door. Give us a call and we will organise to get it replaced ASAP.
Replacing springs can be a dangerous job that requires specialised tools and knowledge and should be carried out only by a professional. Autolift carries a large range of different size springs to ensure we can get your spring replaced ASAP.

You may have a broken spring or cable. We carry a wide range of replacement parts to get your automatic door or gate working again. Give Paul a call and we can troubleshoot over the phone and/or attend your property to get your door or gate operating as soon as possible.

Yes, we know problems can often occur after hours or on weekends. Autolift understands that it is often difficult or impossible to get the help you need especially when your mode of transport can be stuck inside your garage or behind gates. If you find yourself stuck, please don’t hesitate to call us for help and we will endeavour to have help to you as soon as possible.

Yes, your automatic door or automatic gate will require regular servicing and adjustment. We have the required equipment and knowledge to keep your automatic door or gate running as smoothly as possible. Simply give us a call to arrange a service visit.

If your remote becomes lost or stolen, give us a call and we can arrange to come out to site and delete any pre-existing remotes, preventing access to your garage door or gate. We will then provide you with an on-site replacement with new re-coded remotes to ensure your property is properly secured.

Yes, we can install a receiver to most automatic doors and gates to make them compatible with your smartphone. We also have access to the most reputable and well-known brands allowing us to match up existing door and automatic gate remotes. This allows you control of both your Automatic door and gate from one remote or app.

Yes, in most cases installations and repairs are carried out by myself. I will communicate with you directly to arrange a suitable service and installation time. Any replacement parts required for a repair will be installed by myself so you are dealing with the same person thus ensuring the entire process is more efficient for the customer.

On a sectional/ panel door approximately 100mm is the ideal minimum amount of room to install the automatic operator. However, there are a few adjustments we can make if you do happen to have less space available to work with.
Roller garage doors do require a minimum 100mm side room to install an automatic operator.

Once the door is in the fully closed position its is locked. You can close your door and have full confidence that your property is completely secure.

Yes, we stand by our workmanship and can assure you that with all doors installed by Autolift they will include a 12-month warranty, backed by our industry suppliers.
Automatic Operators all come with a minimum 2yr and some brands are even covered for up to 7 yrs.

Our residential and commercial automatic garage door installation and repair service is available across the Sunshine Coast to ensure you receive excellent service at affordable prices.


We now wish we had changed our garage door 5 years ago. The new automatic door has made all the difference to the front of our house and it’s now a pleasure to come home and have it open at the push of a button. It looks amazing. Thank you.

Brenda Mc Crossant
Brenda Mc Crossant

I am very pleased with our new automatic gate. I really appreciate you taking the time to take us through the options and make a suggestion for our installation. We love not only the ease of use but also the added security it provides.

Kane Miller
Kane Miller

Paul came out and replaced all the remotes for our Automatic garage door, I had lost two and the third was in pretty bad shape. Paul was able to easily re-connect all the new remotes and save us from being locked out. Should have called him ages ago. Thank you so much for your help.

Marty Dentar
Marty Dentar

We had the worst case scenario after a cheap DIY home install job was attempted by myself and my next door neighbor and we broke the spring. Paul came out and helped us not only replace the spring but also finished off the installation. If I can warn others, don’t try and do it yourself just call Autolift.

Terry Brown
Terry Brown