If your Treadmill Breaks, Don’t Run to a Mechanic!
Exercise equipment, like any other machine, has a habit of breaking down for what may seem like no reason. An important thing to keep in mind, however, is that just because it isn’t obvious doesn’t mean it’s complicated. If you jump to calling a repairman immediately, you may see hundreds of your hard earned dollars disappear in a flash. Yet, what can someone who isn’t mechanically trained do in the presence of a busted device they’ve never worked on before? The answer is simple – fix it!
Treadmill parts can be purchased online for a fraction of the price that a professional would charge to look at your equipment. Often times these pieces will come with instructions on how to remove the broken part and replacing it with the new one. If you’re worried about obtaining the correct piece, there are plenty of websites you can investigate that will explain how a treadmill works. With a bit of reading and some dedication, you could be running again by the help of your own two hands!
If you are entirely opposed to getting your hands dirty, or simply want to avoid any culpability, paying for an expert’s help can be more affordable if you already own the part he needs. This will cut back on hourly charges, and you won’t have to worry about being over charged for the supplies he needs. Also, if you are able to watch the work being done, do so! It may come in handy if the treadmill breaks down again. If you can emulate what was done before, there’s a strong chance you can take care of the issue without relying on his services a second time.
Have you ever repaired your own treadmill before? If so, what sort of advice would you give to those currently suffering a broken machine?