So, you’ve been having a blast with your RC car here, but what should you do in case of an accident? First things first: make sure that you and anyone around you is safe. And don’t worry if something breaks—it’s easy to replace most parts1.
Once you make sure everyone is ok, take a quick look around the car and the area to assess any potential damage. Even though RC cars are relatively tough, it’s still important to check for any broken pieces that could hurt anyone, or get stuck in someone’s clothes.
What to Do in Case of an Accident?
Once everything is double-checked, here are some steps to help give your car the best chance for survival:
- Disconnect battery and replace it (if it dropped on its side)
- If possible, remove dirt from gears
- Check to see if anything mechanical stopped working (tires not rolling or connection issues)
- Check the wires and connectors for wear and tear
- If something broke off like mirrors or antennas, glue it back together
Taking these extra steps can help keep your RC car running smoothly until you can get the part replaced or fixed. And if all else fails, don’t be afraid to reach out to an RC repair shop for advice—they’ll definitely be able to point you in the right direction.