Updated on June 24th, 2019
When it comes to the racing car maintenance, there are many important things to think about. These things may include exterior, interior, motor, ball bearings, bolts & nuts, and all the mechanical functions and parts of your racing car.
If you are a Do-it-yourself type of racing car enthusiast, there are a number of important car maintenance things that you need to follow. These things will not only make your racing car run longer, but also without any problems.
1. Check the Tires
This may seem nothing, but it is vital when it comes to a racing car. First of all, make sure you carefully check the air pressure in the tires. You must use appropriate tires for your racing car and check the alignment and make sure the tires are in good condition and there is no sign of wear and tear.
If you see even a minor sign of wear on the tires, it would be in your best interest to have them replaced. Always remember to add or remove air of your tires. Tires air changes with temperature. If weather gets colder don’t forget to add some sir to your tires. On the other hand if weather gets warmer you must let some air out in order to keep your tire pressure appropriate. Proper amount of air pressure in your tires ensures safe handling and minimize the risk of catastrophic failure.
2. Check The Ball Bearings
This is crucial step in racing maintenance if you are a serious racer. You might want to remove the grease completely form the ball bearings. This can be time consuming and requires a lot of effort, such as removing the ball bearings and soak them overnight in grease solvent, along with a few more steps. A very easy way to clean the ball bearings out is to use a very little quantity of miniature bearing oil to the ball bearings. This simple process will clean the bearings thoroughly.
3. Check the Radiator
Bear in mind that race car can catch fire very quickly and there is no built-in air cooler to help avoid the fire. In this case, it would be good to thoroughly check the radiator of your racing car and if you can, get a 12v air conditioner for the radiator. This will help you be safe on the racing track. There is a wide variety of air conditioners. A decent mini compressor will be a good investment.
4. Cleaning The Exterior of Your Racing car
This should be done on a regular basis regardless of how often you take your racing car to the track. If you drive in mud, avoid using high pressure water hose for cleaning the mud from the car exterior and tires.
It is highly recommended to use low pressure water hose for the cleaning. Also, make sure you have good cleaning tools, such as a nice motor spray and a set of cleaning brushes. A motor spray or denatured alcohol will clean out the asphalt marks form the exterior of your car and make it look like a new racing car.
5. Thoroughly Check Shock Absorbers
They keep the car safe from the shocks on the racing track and keep the tires in contact with the track surface. It is vital to check the shock absorbers thoroughly each time before you take the car on track. Even if you are not a serious racer, it is in your best interest to check the shock absorbers.
Carefully check for any leaks. In case of any leaks, you will need to rebuild the shock absorbers. You are also advised to check the shock absorbers after driving the car on the racing track. Also, make sure you use a high quality shock oil in the shock absorbers.
These were a few of the many racing car maintenance tips that should help you keep your racing car on track for a longer period of time. Working on the above mentioned parts of your racing car will give you a good start when it comes to racing car maintenance. You need to keep in mind that it is more important to properly maintain your racing car.