Here are just a few of the reasons why lubing up your treadmill should be part of your gym maintenance routine.
* Treadmill lubricant reduces friction between the tread belt and the motor, significantly extending track life.
* Treadmill lubricant helps prepare the machine for storage. Without it, the belt could become brittle and break the machine is restarted.
* Preventing a tread belt breakdown is always cheaper than buying a new belt.
What kind of lubricant should use?
It works with any brand of treadmill, then details about which type of lubricant to purchase and how to apply it are most likely found in the owner’s manual. Note that petroleum-based products like WD-40 are not appropriate and will ruin a treadmill! Most treadmill lubricants are 100% silicone or at least silicone-based.
How often should lubricate the treadmill?
Check with your manufacturer or user manual to know how often to lubricate your treadmill. Most treadmills require lubrication every three months or every 40 hours of use.