Slot cars are strong units, however for the best performance it’s important to conduct routine slot car maintenance.
One of the main issues with slot car well-being is things like fluff and hair getting caught in the cars’ axles. This can result in the cars slowing down and not racing to their full capacity. This can also accelerate the motor of the slot cars burning out. This can be solved by unscrewing the bottom of your cars and using tweezers to extract any fluff/hair build up in the inner workings of the car.
Another common concern with slot cars is whether or not the track is as smooth and optimal as possible. The optimisation of your slot car track can be easily fixed by regularly oiling your cars’ mechanics as well as the track itself. You can find your own hobby-grade oil lubricants here
In the below videos Ryan takes us through how to care for your Slot car