How Do You Put Oil in RC Car Shocks?

Putting oil in RC car shocks is an important part of regular maintenance for any radio-controlled car. It is essential for ensuring that the shocks on your car are able to perform properly and provide the necessary traction and handling.

This article will discuss how to properly add oil to your RC car shocks so that they are in optimal condition.

Step 1: The first step in putting oil into your RC car shocks is to remove them from the vehicle. Make sure that you have a container ready to catch any excess oil that may come out as you are taking them off.

Step 2: Once you have the shocks removed, you should inspect them for any signs of damage or wear. Make sure that there are no cracks or other defects that could cause problems with adding oil.

Step 3: The next step is to use a syringe or needle-type applicator to fill each shock with the appropriate amount of oil. The amount of oil you need will depend on the type of shock absorber and model of RC car you have, so refer to your manual for exact instructions.

Step 4: Once all of the shocks have been filled, reinstall them onto the vehicle and replace any other components that may have been removed during this process. Make sure everything is tightened securely and check for any leaks before running your car.


Putting oil in RC car shocks is a relatively straightforward process, but it is important to do it correctly in order to ensure that your vehicle performs optimally. By following these steps, you can easily add oil to your shock absorbers and keep them in good condition.

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Karen Watkins