Owning RC cars is very much similar to owning your very own, actual car. Though it doesn’t indicate exactly that you should do the same things for treating RC cars the way you treat big cars, it does cause an amount of expenses for maintenance. There are difference though, in terms of spending for and owning RC cars (planes, trucks or buggy) for toys or for hobby.
The difference lies mostly to the fact that keeping one for hobby demands different quality for a better performance. Since there are many others who keep RC cars for the purpose of racing them, it is just adequate that you do the same and even more (if possible) to bring out the best out of your RC vehicle. Notice that RC vehicles that are built for racing are usually up to the expected pressure it needs to encounter during a race. It does and will perform like it’s a real car, a truck racing or a plane flying.
Having pointed these out, there are certain improvement that you will also need to do. Sometimes, it should be done regularly to make sure that your RC vehicle performs to its optimum but of course, expecting for expenses is just right since customizing it is preferred than just settling for a factory-made RC car. Your RC car for racing purposes should withstand the demands of speed. Also, common errors that happen in RC racing such as crashes (which is also common in an actual race), is expected and customizing your RC vehicle to reduce the impact is a must.
If you bought a hobby-grade RC vehicle, customizing it further for professional racing purposes later on is highly recommended. Even replacement options are entitled to the owner from the manufacturer. You also get more options in terms of its RC features and also, you can drive electronic RC cars or nitro ones both for racing. There is really no limitations, continuous upgrade is possible.