Treadmill shoppers, it’s time to pounce. Fitness retailers struggle when summer arrives and exercise shifts to outdoors… so Independence Day treadmill sales feature some of the year’s best buys! Some treadmill sales take half off the MSRP, plus free shipping is included. In late June many Independence Day sales kick off. Shopping before the actual holiday you’ll find many of the same bargains you’d see on July 4th. Read on for more Independence Day treadmill sales shopping tips. You can follow our links to get Independence Day treadmill discounts online with no coupon codes required.
Treadmill Shopping Sales Tips
Here we provide treadmill sales shopping tips by answering five common questions.
1) Is it better to buy a treadmill online or from a store?
Buying a treadmill directly from the manufacturer (online) is usually best. Careful shoppers research various Independence Day sales for a given treadmill, but generally the overall cost is lowest when you buy directly from the factory. That’s assuming the manufacturer provides free shipping and better customer protections than what a third party can offer. Sometimes though, especially for very cheap treadmills, it’s best to buy from a major retailer known for backing up its products. Links in our treadmill reviews typically lead to the manufacturer’s website but sometimes lead to other online vendors.
2) What size treadmill motor is best for me?
Browsing the Independence Day treadmill sales, you’ll see that the standard motor output on moderately priced units is 3.0 CHP. You can get away with a smaller treadmill motor if you’ll mainly use the machine for walking and jogging, or even if you run but aren’t a very large person. Additional horsepower is recommended though if the treadmill will get heavier use; spending a bit more for 4.0 CHP could deliver good value to shoppers who carry more weight or are especially serious runners. At the other end of the spectrum, a treadmill desk could have just 2.5 CHP and serve its purpose beautifully.
3) What’s a good size for a treadmill track?
Just about every item in this year’s Independence Day treadmill sales has a 55″ or 60″ track. Treadmills with 55″ tracks are sometimes considered walkers’ treadmills, although if they have enough horsepower and good cushioning they can be fine treadmills for not-so-tall runners too. Treadmills with longer tracks are preferable for taller runners.
The standard width for treadmill belts this year is 20″. Extra-wide belts measure 22″. An extra-wide belt accommodates the trainee who appreciates having extra elbow room as well as a spacious foot path.
4) What else should I know about treadmill tracks?
Track rollers play a big role in the longevity of a treadmill. The larger the rollers, the less strain is put on the track and the motor. Larger rollers also contribute to overall quieter operation.
Track thickness or belt thickness is also important. Very cheap treadmills tend to have belts made of one-ply fabric that’s prone to tearing within a few thousand miles. The best treadmills have thicker belts and can handle at least 15,000 miles of training before replacement is needed. Additionally the best treadmill belts are virtually maintenance free. Unlike cheaper tread belts, they’re infused with silicone or otherwise made to run smoothly without frequent waxing.
Cardio trainers with high-end tracks normally fall into a high price class, but they have discounts of $1,000 or more for Independence Day treadmill sales.
5) What’s a good home treadmill warranty?
Most treadmill warranties have several parts. First, a good home treadmill warranty includes a lifetime guarantee for the frame. Treadmill frames are generally made from steel, even for cheap units, and one brand advertises their frames as bulletproof. Similarly home treadmill motors are typically under lifetime warranty. Exceptions apply for the cheapest treadmills, which often have 25-year motor warranties.
Treadmill parts warranties vary widely. Some of the cheapest Independence Day treadmill offers include just one-year warranties. Other treadmill sale prices include free parts replacement for five years.
Certain treadmills are smart buys year-round. Check out our favorite treadmills in your price range to see how they compare with treadmills in Independence Day ads. Get ready to make a wise buy with our free in-depth reviews and treadmill sale links.