Getting the Best from Your Treadmill: Understand its Parts
Admit it: you’re one of the many fitness equipment buyers who doesn’t even take time to know or get familiar with every machine part you just bought. Whether it’s a lawn mower, a new gadget, or an exercise machine, most of us just use it according to how it is basically used. But taking the time to really familiarize yourself with a new equipment can even give you greater benefits that what you intend to have when you bought it—especially if it’s an exercise equipment.
The most commonly used exercise equipment is the treadmill. Even it is bought for running purposes, it doesn’t necessarily mean that’s its only function. Yes, you can adjust the speed and all but new treadmills do more than that. It has a lot of new features and added part that makes your exercise routine more challenging and effective. This is the reason why most buyers nowadays are advised to know what they plan to have before they even purchase it.
Knowing what you want to have in exercise equipment, especially the usage can save you both time and money. In addition it allows you to know it very well and help yourself in determining if you really have a good purchase or if you can fix it yourself. Let’s admit that some equipment arrives at your doorstep with problems. But what if you’re not even aware it has a certain feature? You’d definitely feel cheated once you figured it out in the long run and can never ask for a replacement—even if you broke it and discovered it way past warranty.
As a machine owner you need to make sure to familiarize yourself with most of your equipment’s parts. If your treadmill breaks down you can fix it immediately or replace it. You’ll even know its capacity and be able to tell the repairman exactly what the problem is. This way you’ll be able to know exactly the amount you’ll be paying in case it breaks down—whether you need to really get a new one or just have it fixed.
Once you’re familiar with the parts you also need to know exactly those that are covered by warranties….
Wear and tear treadmill parts are not usually covered by warranties; it’s the other parts that are considered essentials. Remember to always carefully read any new terms when you purchase a treadmill.
Most of the time, treadmill manufacturers are more than willing to trade a malfunctioned treadmill part for free; however you need to also check the duration set in their terms. At times you should not even attempt to repair it yourself and let them do it. This may save warranties from becoming void.