Preparing your car for a day at the track


Preparing your car for a day at the track

Do you like to take your car to the track on weekends for time trials? Do you have the need for speed, but you can only open it up on track because of speed limits on the roadways? There are many benefits of bringing your vehicle to the track to truly test out its performance. However, it is also very critical that you prepare your vehicle for this kind of aggressive driving. Luckily, there are many things that you can do to make sure your car is track-ready! At Pfaff Tuning, we take great provide on our track preparation services. With a close connection to Pfaff Motorsports, Pfaff Tuning is your one-stop-shop for preparing your car for the track. Whether its tires, safety gear, roll cages, suspension, cutting weight, or track alignment, at our facility in Woodbridge, ON, our clients can have their vehicles totally prepared to race on the track in the safest way possible. In this article by Pfaff Tuning, we share some information about preparing your car for the track. 

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There are many things that you can do to prepare your vehicle for the track. However, we at Pfaff Tuning highly recommend that you bring your car to a professional to do all of the work. Doing this can help you avoid costly mistakes and get your car properly prepared for the type of track driving you are going to be doing. Some of the areas of your vehicle that you can have prepared for the track include:

Brakes and pads:

Being able to stop on a dime to avoid crashing is essential on the track at high speeds. Your Chances are, your stock brakes and pads are not going to cut it as far as being able to handle the force. Before you hit the track you should ensure you have close to brand new brake discs and pads that can handle this. 


Another critical part of track racing is having the right tires on your vehicle. Ideally, if you are using your daily driver as your track car, you should be swapping out your track tires from your daily tires in order to preserve the condition of both sets. Additionally, if you’re carving up the corners, a good tip is to increase your tire pressure by 10% to decrease the wear when on the track. If you’re looking for maximum grip at the drag strip, and if you don’t mind a little tread wear, decreasing tire pressure is a good way to help them. 


Your suspension system is also very critical for how your car handles a track day. Never go to a track day with poor suspension. Your suspension will be tested more than ever before. Therefore, it is a good idea to make sure your bushings are tight, your shocks are operating at spec, and that you don’t have any weak components that could break at the wrong time. 


The engine oil you choose can have a great impact on your vehicle while it is on the track. The track is no place for road-friendly oil and instead, you will want to choose something that can deal with higher engine temperatures. Something synthetic is always a good choice. 

As the above mentioned are just a few of the things you can do to prepare your vehicle for the track, one thing is certain if you are looking for professional track preparation services, choose Pfaff Tuning today. With our equipment and machinery combined with our expert technicians, you can have your car prepared exactly how you need it for the track!

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