Want To Start Race Car Driving? 2 Tips On Choosing A Used Car

12 July 2017
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If you are interested in race car driving, you do not want to spend a lot of money on a car in the beginning. Because of this, you should find a used race car. Once you know that you will love racing then you should get a better car. Below are some tips on choosing your first car and things you should look for in it. This will allow you to have a great time racing:

Check the Chassis

A very important thing for you to check on the used race car is the chassis, as it should be completely straight. Also check the chassis for dents, cracks, and rust. Look at the tubing on the chassis and make sure it is also straight and not damaged or bent in any way.

You will have to crawl under the car to check the chassis, but it is well worth your time. The last thing you want to do is to spend money and then find out the chassis is not in good condition. Ask the owner if there has ever been any damage to the chassis. This is not something you want to replace as it could be very expensive.

Check the Tires

It is very important that the race car has good traction on the road. To do this, the car should have the right race tires. This will also help greatly as you are driving around turns. Racing slick tires are often used on race cars. They are much thicker when compared to traditional tires. The treads are also much softer, which allows them to grip the road surface better. The entire tire is made from a sticky and soft rubber. Because these tires are so soft, they do not last as long as traditional tires. This is why it is important that you ask the owner how old the tires are.

If the tires are old but you decide to buy the car anyway, you will need to purchase new tires. It is important that the tire and wheel settings are correct. You can do this by visiting a dealer in your area that sells race tires. They will ensure the size and fit are correct.

When it comes to how much you spend, take into consideration how quickly race tires wear out.  Also, ask the dealership if they have these tires in stock so you can easily replace them when needed.

Hire a mechanic that has worked on race cars to help you. They will know many other things you should look at. Contact a company like Frisby Performance Tire for more information and assistance.