Treadmill Guides

Why Use Treadmill Belt Lubricant?

Now that you have bought a treadmill, you should take good care of it! Although most treadmills do not require a lot of maintenance on your part, there are things you can do to extend the life of your machine.

The first thing you should do is to read the manufacturer’s owners manual on maintaining your treadmill. Most treadmills have a kit with which you can keep your treadmill working smoothly. Make sure that your treadmill is kept on an even surface and is plugged into a grounded ac wall outlet. Keep the area where your treadmill is kept, free of dust and grime.

The manual will have a section on maintaining the motor, belt and other moving parts. You may be required to lubricate the motor as per a prescribed interval.

Adjusting the treadmill’s belt is important to ensure that the motor is able to function properly. You should use a good lubricant to ensure that the belt runs smoothly. Use a lubricant as per the manufacturer’s specifications. If the belt is pre-waxed, as is the case with a number of brands and models of treadmills, then you do not need to use a lubricant.

When you purchase a treadmill, it is under a warranty. The warranty expressly requires you to get your treadmill serviced periodically. It is very important for the validity of the warranty that you ensure that the service is carried out in time. Talk to the service department in case the service is overdue.

Most treadmill companies provide on-site visits for servicing your machine. If you notice any sort of strange noise coming from your treadmill, it is always advisable to call customer service and ask hem to send someone to examine the machine.

A stitch in time saves nine. It is better to err on the side of caution, then to repent later when you find that a small problem in your treadmill has resulted in a huge repair bill, simply because you took it for granted.