Treadmill Basics

Use Treadmill Lubricants to Prolong the Life of Your Treadmill

The treadmill as is the case with any other mechanical device will undergo wear and tear over a period of time. However, you can avoid this if you lubricate the moving parts of the machine and keep it clean and free of dirt.

One of the things that you should be very careful about is accumulation of dirt. There are a number of sensitive electronic parts that may be damaged because of excessive dirt. You should keep these parts clean by wiping them with a slightly moist cloth. You should also wipe down the entire treadmill with a clean and linen free cloth periodically. 

Treadmill lubricants are available in the form of a spray that can be easily used to lubricate parts that are not easily accessible. It is very easy to use an aerosol based lubricant to lubricate the belt, motor and other parts that require lubrication.

Lubricants based on silicon are the best option for lubricating the treadmill. These lubricants help to minimize friction and increase the over all performance of your treadmill.

Silicon lubricants do not include any solvents and petroleum propellants, which can minimize the speed of your belt. These lubricants are clear, colorless, odorless and non-toxic.

A number of treadmill manufacturers provide silicon based lubricants and cleaning cloths in a kit meant for maintaining your treadmill.

Some of the benefits of treadmill lubricants are:

* Lubricants reduce friction between belt and deck. This area should be lubricated as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
* Lubricants extend the life of your walking belt to a great extent.
* Lubricants help to prevent expensive repair of you treadmill.
* Lubricants help in keeping your motor in good working condition

Treadmill lubricants are available in the market easily and at different prices. Always choose a 100% silicon lubricant that is non-toxic, since a toxic lubricant is harmful if inhaled.