RC cars are expensive toys that require a fair amount of maintenance to keep them in great condition. When they are not in use, proper storage is essential for keeping them in good condition. Storing RC cars properly requires a little bit of effort on the part of the owner but it can make all the difference when it comes time to enjoy the car again.
Leaving a RC car unattended for a long period of time can cause damage to the tires and internal electronics. The best way to avoid this is to take the time to clean the RC car thoroughly before putting it into storage. This is easy to do and doesn’t require a lot of cleaning products, just a few cotton swabs and some general-purpose cleaner.
Another important thing to do before storing your RC car is to disconnect the batteries. This will help prevent the batteries from draining and it will also extend their life time. After the batteries are disconnected, it is a good idea to recharge them before putting the RC car into storage again.
Nitro RC RC cars storage cars need to be drained of fuel before storing them for long periods of time. This will make it easier to start the car when you are ready to use it again. RC cars that are not drained of fuel can have difficulty starting and will often need a lot of work to get them running again.
It is also a good idea to plug the exhaust pipe of the car. This will prevent mud, dust and other debris from entering the engine and damaging it while it is stored. It is not necessary to do this with electric RC cars but it is a good idea with nitro vehicles.
When storing an RC car, it is best to store it somewhere that will not be subject to much temperature change. A basement or closet usually works well as long as it is not damp, musty or anything like that. It is also a good idea to store your RC car away from any other toys that could be damaged by it. This will help keep it from getting stepped on or run over by other toys while it is being stored.
One of the most common mistakes when storing an RC car is not properly draining the fuel and removing the glow plug. This can lead to an RC car that is difficult if not impossible to start when it is needed the next time. It is also a good idea to drain the air filter of the RC car before storing it so that dust and dirt does not build up inside. The tires of the RC car should be cleaned as well to remove any dirt or debris that may have built up over time.