It's important to make sure that you and your car are both ready before you hit the track. The extent of track preparation ranges from cleaning out your interior of loose change and accessories to multi-point inspections, custom tuning, and roll bar fabrication. While we can't help you clean out your car, we can certainly help with the more technically compelling of these tasks. We employ technicians with years of race-prep experience to help you get the most out of your track day.
Here is a list of some of the services we provide:
Preparing Your Car Before a Track Day
Driving your car to the limit on the track puts more strain on your drivetrain and suspension components. Knowing that, we always recommend you do some simple maintanence and checklist procedures to ensure your car is running at it's best.
Brake fluid should be changed if it is not relatively new. Brake fluid tends to absorb water from the atmosphere over time, this can become a problem when dealing with high temperatures on the track. When water is introduced into brake fluid it can begin to boil, resulting in compressible steam in the brake system which will cause a spongy brake feel and reduced braking power. Note: Some cars may require aftermarket brake fluid with a higher boiling point.
Make sure your Engine Oil, Coolant, and other fluids are at their maximum suggested levels – cornering force can cause the fluids to gather on one side of the reservoir which can lead to starvation.
Inspect your Brake Rotors and Pads. Ensure that they have sufficient life remaining to support the accelerated wear during a track day. It might be a good idea to keep a spare set of pads with you during the track day if time allows for a replacement.
Inspect your tire tread depth, ensure that you will have enough left for the drive home after the wear and tear of track use.
Finally, ensure that your wheel's lug nuts are properly torqued. It is also recommended to check them after every session.