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Know How: Basic Car Maintenance

Basic Maintenance

Every RC car needs regular servicing and inspection between runs to maintain optimal performance. Even though RC cars have robust design, they still require proper and regular maintenance. Basic maintenance of an RC car includes cleaning, tightening the screws (crucial especially after the first few runs with a new car), checking the condition of the bearings and greasing them and replacing worn out or damaged components.

The most important thing is to clean the car after driving. An easy way to clean your car after driving in dusty conditions is to use compressed air. If compressed air isn’t available, another good option is to use a soft brush (e.g. 25mm paint brush) and a cleaning cloth. Use a damp cloth (water and mild detergent) to finish after getting rid of most of the dust. Clean the areas around the bearings extra carefully, because dirt and dust make the bearings wear out faster.

If the dirt is stuck really fast, you can use mild detergent (e.g. Muc-off) and a toothbrush to remove it.

Once the dirt is removed, use a damp cloth to wipe over all surfaces.

When cleaning the wheel bearings, make sure to remove any hay or grass that’s spun around the axles. The hay typically gets between the rims and the outer wheel bearing, which can damage the bearing and jam the drivetrain. This is why it’s good to remove the wheels when cleaning and make sure there’s no hay spun around the bearings.

Note! Do not clean the car under running water.

When you’re done cleaning the car, make sure that none of the components are loose. Check especially the screws on the servo arm, steering linkage, the lower end of the shock absorbers, suspension arms and the upper links. These screws are subject to spinning movement during runs, which may make them come loose. Moderate tightening with a suitable tool is enough. Too much tightening can damage the threading on the screws.

Next, check the condition of the bearings. When checking the condition of the wheel bearing, pay attention to how much play there is. Excess play will result in wobbly tires. If the play increases after runs, it’s a sign that the bearings have started to wear out. A worn-out bearing will slow down the spinning of the wheel when under weight, thus overloading the motor. With proper maintenance and regular cleaning and greasing (especially before and after driving in wet conditions) you can easily extend the life span of the bearings. To grease the bearings, a few drops of oil is sufficient. Especially the outer bearings are prone to wearing out fast, so it’s important to replace them with new ones as soon as possible.

The condition of the drive train bearings can be checked by wiggling the outdrive and look at the play between the bearings. Rolling the chassis on the desk to make sure it rolls smooth. The car should always move freely without making any sounds.

Superficial cleaning and inspection are enough with the electric components. It’s good to check that the speed controller’s fan works and can spin freely. Also check that all the components are not coming loose. Check that all the wires are undamaged and that they’re not getting in the way of the drivetrain.

When cleaning the body, you can use water on the outer surface and a sponge if necessary. If necessary, you can use a brush to gently scrub dirt off the inner surface.

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An international GLS parcel is delivered to neighbouring states of Finland like Sweden or the Baltic countries in a standard delivery time of 24 to 72 hours. To more distant European countries the international parcel dispatch takes between three and six working days, to remote areas up to eight days. Rough estimate is 1 week from order to delivery.

Please note that GLS shipping time is calculated in working days (Monday to Friday) and excluding the day when parcel is shipped.
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Note! Here you can find collected statistics about average delivery times.

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DHL Express and UPS Express are our fastest delivery options. Both options can reach almost anyplace in EU in 1 day, but some places take 2 days.
• Depending what kind of products you want to order the shop will let you choose from available shipping options.
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We accept returns of new, unused merchandise within 14 days from the delivery. Please contact us at [email protected] to receive return information. The customer is responsible for any return costs unless otherwise agreed to with our customer service. We try to return the money with the same payment method that was used to pay for the order, if its not possible we make a wiretransfer. You can also request a gift card if you are making a new order to speed up the process.

We also accept returns after 14 days upto 50days, but we refund them with a giftcard to our shop so you can replace them with any products we sell. Please contact our customer service for details.

After we receive the merchandise and verify its re-sellable condition, we will refund the money or give you a giftcard. Depending on the item this will take 1-3 days after we have received the item. If there is a delay we will contact you.
Note! Every return made without notice via email will be charged with handling fee of 20€. Handling fee will be reduced from the total refund.

Damaged Shipment

In the rare occurrence that the shipment has been damaged, please take pictures and send those to our customer service [email protected] immediately and we will make sure we get you sorted and back to enjoying our hobby. Also notify the courier bringing you the shipment that it has been damaged.

Defective parts

If you feel that your product is defective please send us a email and we will let you know what to do next. Most items do not have a warranty as they will break in normal usage. For example if you hit something solid or take a larger tumble. Properly used items should easily last 3-12 months and during this period we are able to replace broken items if they have a manufacturing or material fault. We have years of experience with different makes and they all have different warranty policies. We have chosen to work with brands that have a good understanding how to serve their customers and you can be assured that you will get the best customer experience possible with us.

We do not replace or exchange products that are not defective or broken by improper use or have not been maintained. But we do help and teach you how to do things properly so you do not break anything in the future, just email us and we will help you out. We are however unable to wrench for you, its part of the hobby so its important that you will learn that part also your self, we have great tools to sell you so just ask us what you need.
Note! Many manufacturers are strickt that electronics are not allowed  to be modified (connectors changed etc.) without disabling the warranty. Remember to check this from your products manual.

Don’t worry you are safe with us! Most of our customers feel that they get excellent service in the rare occurrence that they encounter a problem with the product they have bought.

And remember if you run in to a problem or you feel that there is a problem with arrived products do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help and we do our best to sort it out as soon as possible.

What happens if EuroRC made a error in the shipment?

We ship a lot of orders each day and rarely there are errors. We do however try to minimize the effect on the customer. Please contact us immediately if we have made an error and we will make it right.

Address for returns

Always contact us before returning any product, we can not take responsibility for shipments that are sent without prior notice. Its very important that we can tell you how to mark the parcel so it will be processed in a timely fashion.

EuroRC Oy
Päiviöntie 8
12400 Tervakoski

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