With more than 40 years of combined experience in Radio controlled
models, SoCal Hobbies is more than able to repair Anything RC!
We are very knowledgeable with the latest technology, from cars to helicopters, and many things in between... we've got you covered.
We offer one the best tech support in the hobby business! Anything RC!
**We do not repair foam or balsa model aircraft
We offer local repairs to customers weather they purchased from us or not. Please contact us for an appointment. Mobile RC repair is also available for a fee. We can come to your location if you live in the Los Angeles or Orange County areas. Email us or call for a quote. See below for rates.
Out of Area Repairs
Just because someone doesn't live nearby doesn't mean we aren't willing or able to help! We do take on repairs from
around the country. If it's something we think we can fix, we'll usually try. However, we do have some rules regarding out of area repair requests.
Please read the guidelines below to familiarize yourself with them. SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUT OF AREA REPAIRS. See below for rates.
We can also build your RC Car Kits and customize them! Send an email with your specifics
RC Car & Truck Nitro & Gas Engine Tuning (check out the Nitro Troubleshooting & Tuning guide here)
RC Car & Truck Electronics Inspection & Diagnosis
RC Car & Truck Crash Repair - We will inspect the model and let you know what parts you may need and give you an estimate for the time needed to repair
RC Car & Truck Parts & Upgrade Installation
RC Car & Truck Cleaning and Maintenance
RC Vehicle Training
Purchased at SoCal Hobbies:
$60/hour + any parts that may be needed
$75/hour + any parts that may be needed
*Plus Travel of $0.65/per mile round trip if needed
New Nitro Engine break in and tune is $40
We bill in 15 minute segments with a $20 deposit due up front when your car is dropped off. For out of the area, shipped in repairs, we require a $25 deposit before we can start work on your repair.
In some instances, some general repairs can take place on the spot. Most repairs take 1-7 business days to complete
Some of the popular brands we service are:
Cars / Trucks:
**We do not repair electronic items like transmitters, receivers, speed controllers, motors, drones and some others.
Please Contact US BEFORE You Ship or bring us your repair item!
Process For Repairs:
1. Register an account on this website
2. Fill out this repair form and have it ready for local repairs, or email the form to us for out of the area repairs.
3. Call, text, live chat (bottom right) or email us for an appointment.
4. In the email, please put your First Name, Last Name, Phone Number, Type of Repair Needed and the date you intend to either ship it to us with a tracking number or the date and time you desire to bring it to us. We also offer on-site, at your house RC Car & Drone Repairs! Contact us for more details.
5. If you are sending us your repair, please email the tracking number of your package
Out of area guidelines:
Before you contact us regarding your repair, we always recommend supporting your local hobby shop, as they will be there for you if you are there for them. Keep your community strong with your support - and you might just find a local gem you didn't know existed! If you exhaust your local resources, feel free to get in touch with us. There could be instructions we might need to give you before you send your vehicle in. It may be a brand we're unfamiliar with. Whatever the case, make sure to either call or email us and receive permission to send us your repair before you send it.
We require a $25 deposit before we can start work on your repair.
We Only Accept Repairs In The USA: (Other countries inquire via email please)
The language barrier is hard enough to deal with, but the headaches of
international shipping means we just aren't interested in handling
international repairs. Surely there is an establishment that can repair
your vehicles in your own country - support them! Without local support,
those hobby shops couldn't exist, so help keep them open and able to
serve you long into the future.
Shipping & Payment Details:
You will need to pay to have your model shipped to our location and back to you when the repair is done. A final invoice of labor and parts will be sent and needs to be paid before we can release the model back to you, weather in-store or out of the area.