Having a reliable vehicle to race with is an important part in winning a race. Who cares how much power your engine makes if the rest of your chassiss can’t cope and falls to bits in the middle of a sprint? The right set of go kart racing tools is important in fixing your ride when something breaks and keeping it in top performing condition.
What every racer needs to have
First off, you’ll surely need a set of basic tools on hand. A set wrench of wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, anything that has a general purpose in fixing mechanical objects is important to have around in case you need it. As well as basic hand tools, you might also want to keep around some of the more complicated tools, in this case, specialized bits for your engine and chassiss, so that you can open up and adjust things on the fly as needed.
You don’t really need to have EVERY part that your vehicle calls for, since some of these can only be found in shops that make use of these tools often. Examples include whole vehicle lifts, great for working under the go kart when you need to fix something from beneath, but not really practical for you to keep in your garage when not in use.
Where to order
Some of the general tools you can find at your local hardware store, like the usual spanners and power tools. You can also find the other tools you need like engine-specific tools at auto parts stores as well as motorcycle stores because they have tools in common with go-karts. You can also check out online stores for go-karts for some of the more hard to find tools, like specialized wrenches and such. The good thing about ordering tools online is that you can view multiple offerings in a single go, and compare pricing so that you can order the best deal.
Power tools versus manual
There is nothing more convenient than to have power tools with multiple functions at your command. The best tools have multiple bits that you can simply bolt on to a drill motor and in effect have another tool, to multiple sizes of a certain tool for ultimate versatility. But still, there are hand tools that are more suited for certain jobs, like hand torque wrenches that allow the user to manually modulate the pressure used on the tool so that he or she can prevent over tightening of parts that may damage or strip studs, to name a common occurrence.
Whatever tool you need, it’s best that when you shop around for a new one, always go for quality. It seems easy to compromise on this one because tools look the same on the outside, but in reality the craftsmanship of these tools is quite different when comparing a quality tool and a cheap substitute.
Not only do you compromise the tool’s effectivity at doing a job, it can even break while you’re using it and make you wish that you ordered the more expensive tool in the first place. Go for a reputable tool maker brand and you won’t regret it. Not only is it possible that cheap tools will break down on the job, but you could also damage the part you’re fixing as well.
Cheap bolts could possibly strip threads, and with something being really expensive like a cylinder head, nobody wants to have to make a costly mistake with their go kart racing tools.