Preventative Maintenance for your Equipment

Here are some basic tips for preventative maintenance:

Be sure to read your owner’s manual completely. This manual will include procedures and recommendations on maintenance to be performed.

Keep your equipment clean. Dirt, dust and sweat can damage your machines and interfere with the performance. Make sure to use a cloth with a non-abrasive cleaner to wipe down your equipment.

The area around your machines should also be kept clean. Be sure to clean and vacuum the floor around your equipment and for some equipment, such as treadmills, be sure to vacuum under the motor cover.

When replacing parts, ensure that they are from the same manufacturer the machine you are requesting parts for. Gym Tech also offers equipment parts.

By regularly lubricating certain parts of your machine, you decrease friction. Friction can cause a moving part to overheat and cause significant damage.

Clean the frames of all strength equipment. Ensure that all screws and bolts are tight. Inspect all cables.

Be sure to check all belts and cables regularly. If you notice and tears or frays, contact a fitness equipment repair company immediately. Find out when to replace your exercise equipment.

Updated: March 25, 2014 — 1:50 pm

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