You might think that shock absorbers exist in your RC simply to look good, however they play a key role in making sure that your car or truck can drive with ease over rough terrain and bumps. They also keep your vehicle’s steering, handling, and throttle in check.


It’s important that your RC’s shock absorbers are maintained well to prevent any future breakdowns and keep your truck running smoothly. To keep your shock absorbers in check, start by disassembling and cleaning them. Then, unscrew the absorber’s cap and pour out the old oil inside, being sure not to lose track of the rubber diaphragm. Then it’s as simple as filling the absorber with new oil and removing air bubbles, before screwing the cap back on and giving the outside of the unit a wipe. 

You can get your own RC oils and lubricants here


Ryan takes us through step-by-step how to maintain your RC car or truck’s shock absorbers here;