Preventative Maintenance in extremely important to the longevity of your equipment. Think about it this way, would you buy a car and never get the oil changed, rotate the tires…? If you don’t do regular service on your car then it will have more issues and have a greater chance of breaking down. The cost of fixing major issues on a car is much higher than paying for an oil change or rotating the tires. The same is true for fitness equipment. You will want to do regular maintenance on each piece so that it does not break down unexpectedly. Preventative maintenance will also help you to better budget for your fitness space removing “surprise” costs. Would you rather set aside a specific amount each year for preventative maintenance or wait for something to unexpectedly break costing hundreds if not thousands of dollars? Also, one additional but very important reason to have a preventative maintenance program: the facility will be safer because potentially dangerous malfunctions are identified before machines can cause injury.