Spring Maintenance and Storage
Ah, spring. It’s beginning to warm up, and you are starting to venture outdoors for more of your exercise. Good for you. There are some things that you should do before deciding to hide your exercise equipment away and let it hibernate for the summer.
Do you plan on storing your exercise equipment? If you are, then there are a few things to keep in mind. Try to avoid extreme temperatures. Extreme heat or cold can do some major damage to the electrical components inside your exercise equipment. This can turn into an expensive repair or parts replacement if something happens with the electronics. It also may cause the lubrication to run if it gets too hot. Also when storing your equipment, be sure to cover it. If it gets dusty it can eventually cause some problems with early wear on some of the moving parts.
Are you moving it to another location? Moving the equipment can cause some of the hardware (nuts and bolts) to loosen up. Before and after moving it make sure that everything is all tightened up. This will do a couple of things for you. It will make it easier to move if things aren’t shifting around during the move, but more importantly it can help prevent injury during the move.
It’s a good idea to plan ahead. Do you have any of the lubricants used to keep your equipment running smoothly? If not, right now is a great time to buy a maintenance kit. That way if you need if your machine needs lubricant when you go to use it again you aren’t stuck waiting for it to come in the mail.
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