On race day, each car will go down the track multiple times. As a result, cars may need minor repairs in between heats. The veterans from prior Soap Box Derby events suggested this as a list for the group’s toolbox on race day.

Recommend a simple tool box with at least the following inventory to maintain your car before and after the race:

Cleaning fluid and lubricating oil
Emery paper for spindles
Wrenches 7/16, 1/2, 3/8
Allen Wrenches
Flathead and Philips screwdrivers
Electric screw driver, spare batteries and charger
Wax and rags
Rags for waxing and for cleaning
Metal file
Wire cutters
Spare car parts (i.e., wheel washers, wheel pins, wheels, shell screws and keepers,
electrical, Scotch, Clear package style tape and duct tape)
Tape measure
Utility knife
Pencil or marker
Glue for foam