There are many different ways in which you are able to maintain your air compressor parts. The longer you are able to take care of them, the longer you can go without having to replace them. Most of the ways in which you are able to maintain them are common sense - they would be able to apply to almost any machine that you own. Some of the ways, though, may be unique when it comes to maintaining your air compressor machine.
Maintaining your machine should not be seen as a hassle if you are able to maintain it every time you use it. Sometimes, that may not be possible, but regularly making sure that it is cleaned before and after each use will lead to you being able to enjoy your machine for years to come.
Compressor oil is essential so that you are able to keep your machine in top order. This oil goes over all of the parts which are inside of the machine and allows for the parts to move without worry of them grinding against each other. If the parts grind against each other, they will wear out sooner than what is needed. Having to constantly replace your parts will leave you with little money.
The first time you use your machine, make sure to follow all of the manufacturer's instructions. These will guide you in the proper way to use the machine so that you are able to make it work according to their guidelines. Failure to follow this could result in damage to your machine, which may not be covered under your warranty if you neglected to follow the direct instructions which came with it.
Allow the machine to warm up by giving it time to start without use. This rule also applies if it has been a while since the last time you ran it. The air compressor parts and compressor oil need to warm up so that they are able to function properly. If you run it without the oil being able to cover the parts, you will run the same risk as though there was no oil at all. This will lead to your machine being unable to function properly.
At the end of the session, make sure to clean the filter so that you will be able to use it later without worry. The filter will also need to be cleaned before usage if it has been a long time since it was last used. Built up dust can harm the machine and even cause it to smoke if the dust is allowed to remain there.
Taking care of your machine will allow you to have years of usage out of it if you maintain a steady inspection. It is worth it to spend a few moments every time you use your machine so that you will not have to worry about spending money to replace it later. You will be thankful when you will not have to worry about buying replacement compressor parts or buying a new machine completely.