Sherree Schell
Idaho Falls, ID
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If you've always wanted to be a race car driver, you may be much closer to your dream than you think. Once you've found a track to race on, be sure your car is prepared to get you to the finish line.

Tips for a Successful Day on the Track

To avoid having your car turned away on your day reserved for racing, use these tips to prepare it.

Get Your Car Ready for the Track

As you prepare for your track day, be sure your car is ready to go with these tips.

Prepare Your Tires

If you want to be sure you'll be able to maneuver through curves like a professional, you will need your tires to be at their best. This means no holes, dents, or any other type of damage, and definitely don't use flat tires that have been patched up. If your wear bars are showing, you'll need some new tires before taking your car to the track. As for the right air pressure, this can be a bit tricky. You may have to employ the trial and error method until you find the perfect air pressure for your races.

Take Care of Your Brakes

Your brakes are going to be extremely important as you make your way around the track. To be sure you can stop in a safe and timely manner, keep your brakes at their best. Check the brake lines for leaks and cracks that can present a problem. If necessary, fill up on brake fluid. Finally, be sure you still have plenty left on your brake pads since these can wear down faster during races. Stay safe on the track by using these tips to fully inspect your brakes!

Fill up on Fluids

Your car will need to have the proper amount of fluids to perform at its best. This means topping off you oil, brake fluid, coolant, and fuel. Avoid filling your fuel tank completely since this can make maneuvering more difficult. Having enough oil and coolant can help prevent your engine from overheating, but be sure to check for leaks before your race day. Finally, be sure you're using the right type of oil for a race. Instead of using regular street oil, you will most likely need a synthetic racing oil that will give you the protection you need. Be sure your engine is well prepared for the demands of a race by giving it a synthetic oil change. To find the perfect synthetic racing oil for your car, contact the experts at Schell Distributing Inc. Give them a call at (208)524-0322 to get recommendations for products like their DOMINATOR® 10W-30 Racing Oil.

Get Yourself Ready for the Track

Your car isn't the only thing you should be preparing before a race, you will also need to be fully prepared in order to have a successful day of racing.

Wear the Right Gear

Before getting into your car for a race, be sure you're wearing the right stuff. Plan your outfit ahead of time so that you can be sure you'll be comfortable as you drive. You should be fully clothed, wearing close-toed shoes, and a helmet with eye protection. It doesn't hurt to wear something flame retardant, after all, your safety comes first. It goes without saying, but be sure to wear your seatbelt at all times. This means your seatbelts should be working properly if you want to be let on the track.

Remove Excess Weight

As you give you car its final inspections before heading out to your race, take the time to also remove excess weight. Things like child seats and sports equipment you have stored in your trunk should all be removed in order to reduce the weight your car has to carry. Remove any loose items from your car's cabin to prevent being distracted by flying objects when you should be concentrating on the road. Remember that flying objects can also hit you or get in your way during a race.

Get to Know the Track

Before taking your first lap in a race, get to know the track you'll be driving on. If possible, walk on the track, get to know its curves, and look out for any areas that could throw you off while going at top speed. Be cautious of holes, bumps, and other potential dangers.

Synthetic Oil Change in Idaho Falls, ID

Before your day on the track, be sure you car is ready to go with the best synthetic oil around. Get in contact with Schell Distributing Inc at (208)524-0322 to find just the right AMSOIL Oil for your car. You can check out their full range of products by heading over to their online shop.

 (208) 524-0322

 2000 W Broadway St
Idaho Falls, ID, 83402
United States
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