A new garage door remote can go a long way towards making your day easier. If your current garage door opener remote is broken or not working reliably, a new remote will be just what you need (if you’re entire system is just, then you need one of the best garage door openersinstead!).

You may also be interested in a new garage door remote if you have multiple vehicles, or a new driver who needs access to your garage. In either case, check our list below of garage door openers and the key features you need to consider before making a purchase.


Best Two-Button Garage Door Remote

This universal garage door remote is the perfect solution for your in-car remote needs. This garage door remote works with over 99% of garage door openers and comes with a visor clip to sit securely inside your car. You can program this remote to work with a different garage door on each button, great for two-car garages. It is compatible with Genie, Linear/Moore-o-Matic, Stanley, Overhead Door, Wayne-Dalton, Craftsman, Chamberlain, and LiftMaster garage door openers.




Best Keychain Garage Door Remote

Keychain garage door remotes are useful if you prefer a more compact remote. It can also be a safer choice, because if someone breaks into your car and steals your garage door remote, they will have access to your home. These remotes aren’t universal, so you’ll need to buy one specific to your garage door opener brand. The above is for Genie garage doors. You can also find keychain remotes for We and LiftMaster as well.


Best Garage Door Keypad


A garage door keypad is a great addition for your home if you might need to give others access to your garage for temporary periods, and don’t want to deal with passing a garage door remote back and forth. With a garage door keypad, you can attach it right to the side of your home, and it opens your garage door once a 4-digit code is entered. This would be a safer option than giving your housekey out to someone who needs access to your home while you’re away, because you can change the code afterwards much easier than you can change your locks.