Here at Cruz, it is known that most skaters are apt to happily roll along on their sweet new skates until one day --- SCREECH! Some dang little whats-its-nut comes undone or the whooodizzle is locked in place and won't loosen.
Aren't these skates supposed to function perfectly for our entire lives??
Whelp folks, the answer is: NOPE! Not if you don't do your part and give them a little safety check now and then.
Ya see, skates are like a car; if you don't service them, something is bound to wear out. It may still keep running, but when it comes time to repair the damage, the damage may no longer be repairable or it may end up costing your first born to fix.
By not checking moving parts or making adjustments to ensure things are rolling smoothly, the skates can begin to damage themselves over time. Roller skates are relatively simple in their design and an occasional safety check will only take you 5 minutes.
Here are some pro tips for inspecting your skates on a semi-regular basis so you ensure these puppies' and their moving parts stay nice and functional: