How Long Does it Take to Assemble a Ride-on Car?
As you can appreciate the time it takes to assemble a ride on car will vary depending on the car you are putting together.
There are different types of cars that can be built, some being more simple than others.
For those who have little or no experience following step-by-step instructions, you will obviously need longer than those who know what they're doing.
The assembly time we mention is assuming everything is in the box, tools, manuals, etc...
If you are looking for a specific step in the instructions it can be found in the box the car got delivered with.
Also, depending on the retailer, you will also receive a video guide on how to assemble your car. It is something we email out to each customer at RiiRoo.
Here are a few things to consider...
Do You Know What You're Doing?
If you have assembled one of these cars before, then this will cut down the time it takes to put the car together. If you don't, be prepared to spend a few extra hours on this.
Are You Strong Enough?
We don't ask this question to be flippant, but some buggies (especially petrol ones) are extremely heavy and may require more than one person to lift.
Do You Have Experience With Tools?
If you do, then you'll be able to make decisions and resolve problems quickly which will reduce time; if not, give yourself more time just in case.
Make sure everything is included in the box and that all manuals/paperwork are there before starting any assembly.
Check for parts that have been damaged or that have been sent by accident. If anything is missing from your order get in touch with the retailer that sold you the car as soon as possible so they can send it out to you straight away - if not, this will add to your build time too!
Assembling a Push Car
Regardless, there will still be a lot of assembling to do. If you have never put one together before then expect it to take the average person about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Assembling a Battery Electric Kids Car
On average it should take about 1-2 hours to assemble a ride on a car from scratch and up to 5 hours for something complex such as an off-road buggy.
Please don't start building it until you have checked that you have everything and you are following the instructions step by step.
Assembling a Ride On Toy Truck
Toy trucks normally come with a number of parts and a guide written in different languages to make sure everyone can understand the instructions.
It is going to take you longer than an electric car because there are more parts and they must be correctly fitted for safety reasons.
The average time it takes someone who has assembled one before should start from around 1-3 hours but can get up to 3+ if this is your first go at putting something like that together.
Assembling a High Powered Electric or Petrol Buggy
As mentioned earlier, these buggies are likely to require more tools, time, and patience to put together.
These types of cars can take from 4-8 hours for a novice to assemble depending on the model.
This includes checking and double-checking everything is assembled correctly to make sure it is safe for your little one.
It can be a very rewarding experience creating something like this for your child but if you are not the most confident with power tools, don't lose heart!
Most kids ride on car retailers offer an assembly service that you can pay for.
In essence, they will assemble the car, check that everything works, and then ship it out on a pallet across the country to your doorstep.
We hope this article has given you an idea of what you can expect when it comes to assembling your kid's ride-on car or truck!
If you have any further questions, feel free to email us at hello(@)riiroo.com.