Can You Put Gasoline in an RC Car?

Gasoline powered RC cars are an exciting way to enjoy the thrill of racing, whether it be with friends or on a track. But, before you can do that, you need to know whether you can put gasoline in an RC car. The answer is yes, but there are certain precautions and considerations that must be taken into account.

The most important thing to remember when putting gasoline in an RC car is that it must have the proper engine for it. Not all RC cars are built with engines that can handle gasoline fuel.

If your RC car does not have a gasoline-compatible engine then it is not safe to put gasoline in it, and could cause serious damage. If your RC car does have a compatible engine, then you will need to buy special fuel from a hobby store.

When purchasing the fuel for your RC car remember that the type of fuel should be tailored for the specific make and model of your vehicle. Many hobby stores will stock different blends of fuel which are designed for different types of engines.

In addition to buying the right type of fuel, you will also need to ensure that your RC car is properly maintained before use. This means checking all nuts and bolts, making sure all parts are lubricated as required and ensuring any air filters are clean. It is also important to check that the spark plugs are in good condition.

Once your RC car is ready to go then it’s time to fill up the tank. Make sure you only use clean gasoline and never mix it with any other kind of fuel or oil. It is also important not to overfill your tank as this could damage the engine.


In conclusion, yes you can put gasoline in an RC car provided that it has a compatible engine and you purchase special fuel from a hobby store. It is important to check all parts before use and follow safety precautions when filling up the tank.

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Susan Delgado