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Differences between KIT and RTR cars


You can get your RC car already assembled (RTR=Ready-to-Run) or you can do the assembly yourself.  As the name implies, Ready-to-Run cars are already assembled and typically only require a battery to run, whereas the kits don’t include electric components and you assemble the car yourself. 

Which one should I choose?

In general, RTR vehicles are the better option for beginners since you’ve got more time to focus on learning how the car works. Getting to know the vehicle and learning the routines take time. With an RTR vehicle you also don’t need to worry about the compatibility of different components.

So you’re left with more time to have fun. Over time you’ll learn how to service the vehicle properly and take good care of it. And you will also find out what type of car is best for you. 

Note! Servicing the vehicle and taking good care of it are just as important regardless of whether you have an RTR vehicle or assembled the vehicle yourself. It’s important to tighten up the screws regularly and carry out maintenance routines in between runs.

Assembly kits are more suitable for hobbyists who have previous experience with RC cars or for those who specifically want to get into the hobby and learn about it through building their own vehicle. Assembly kits differ from RTR vehicles in the materials the components are made of and the equipment that are included in the kits. The assembly kits usually only include the chassis, body and rims. For example tires are often not included in the kits. When you’re getting an assembly kit, make sure you know everything that’s included in the kit so that you know which components you need.

Generally, when building a specific model, the assembly kit and the required components will be more expensive than the RTR version. The assembly kits are also aimed more toward races and more experienced drivers, and the kits allow the assembly of setups that are different from the RTR vehicles. Many hobbyists assemble a race car with better electric components and upgrade other components to suit their driving habits. In conclusion, it can be said that RTR and assembly kits aren’t wholly comparable even if they had the same model name.

Checklist for buyers:

Ready-to-Run (RTR) cars:

  • Does the package contain a battery and a charger?
  • Availability of an extra battery to extend run time.
  • Charging time with standard charger -> need a faster charger?
  • Controller batteries – Typically 4 or 8 AA batteries
  • Make sure you have some basic tools for servicing an RTR car

Assembly kits:

In either case, you can ask our customer servive for advice when picking up the components to make sure you won’t have any problems while setting up your car and getting it running. So do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions!

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We accept returns of new, unused merchandise within 14 days from the delivery. Please contact us at info@eurorc.com 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.

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In the rare occurence that the shipment has been damaged, please take pictures and send those to our customer service info@eurorc.com 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 3-12months 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 all those things, 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, we have great tools to sell you so just ask us what you need.

Don’t worry most of our customers feel that they get excellent service when 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.

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