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A foosball table may cost a little too much for some game enthusiasts. However, a good number of people buy these tables just so they can enjoy a good game with a friend or a family member. And primarily because of its worth, it's very important you properly maintain your table.

Here are suggestions on what you should do to keep your foosball table in tiptop condition:

1. Apply a few drops of silicone on the rods.

A few drops of silicone are all you need to ensure that your rods work well in and around its bearing. Silicone is the primary lubrication solution for foosball tables. It stops the snickering of the rods. Apply silicone at least once in a month.

2. Clean the entire foosball table with the right cleaner.

Most foosball tables don't have a cover so it is prone to dirt and dust. To be sure your table is sparking clean, use a specialized cleaner. There are commercial brands available on the market today.

3. Glue all loose parts.

Frequently check to see if any component or part has become chipped or has worn. For any chipped or broken part, glue them immediately. Failure to do so can make your foosball table become even more damaged. Many commercial superglues can do the job. However, make sure you avoid getting glue on the playing surface.

4. Don't expose the foosball to the weather.

One thing that can do extreme damage to a foosball table is extreme weather and temperatures. Rain, sun, snow, and moisture are the fiercest enemies of a foosball table. Foosball is meant to be played indoors. Don't leave them outside overnight if you have to use it in the garage or in the lawn.

Just follow these four tips and you should many long years with your foosball table. Tables can be major investments so make sure you take care of your investment, and it will take care of you.

Tyler Landow is a product director at Foosball Central. The company has a wide range of foosball tables [].

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