Part 3 of the Off-Season Maintenance series takes a quick look at your steering system. Some of the steering components that need to be frequently inspected are steering column joints, rack and pinion, bushings, mounting points and other moving parts in the system. Be sure that everything works smoothly and is tightened properly with no missing fasteners.
The DRA Off-Season Maintenance Series takes a detailed look at what items to inspect and address on your race car when the drag racing season comes to a close. By properly maintaining your vehicle during the off-season, you will be better prepared and able to campaign a highly competitive vehicle when racing resumes. In addition, you will prevent general fatigue and wear and tear from turning into catastrophic failures that could turn into costly repairs for you vehicle.
Off-Season Maintenance Series:
- Part 1 – Overview & Chassis Inspection
- Part 2 – Front Suspension, Brakes & Tires
Part 3 – Steering
- Part 4 – Fuel System
- Part 5 – Rear Housing & Brakes
- Part 6 – Rear Suspension & Rod Ends
- Part 7 – Shocks
- Part 8 – Drive Shaft
- Part 9 – Cables & Linkage
- Part 10 – Safety Equipment
- Part 11 – Batteries
- Part 12 – Body Repair
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