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NitroTek has a consumer rating of 4.01 stars from 637 reviews indicating that most consumers are generally satisfied with their purchases. NitroTek also ranks 1st among Remote Control Cars sites.

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Positive reviews (last 12 months): 82.5%
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Positive highlights

  • Exelent service easy to use website stocked many parts will definitely be back for more stuff when needed
  • Excellent service and communication, great company.

Critical highlights

  • Arguments back and forth ensued, but their customer service has been terrible.
  • I bought my son a rc car from nitro tec last christmas.
How would you rate NitroTek?
Top Positive Review

“Ebike um”

Dave P.

Bought a Zipper ebike from Nitrotek in October. Arrived on time, easy to assemble and I absolutely loved it, used it most days for fun and for avoiding horrendous parking charges in town. Only downside was someone else also loved it - enough to steal it from my garage. They could've stolen my Jag or my motorbike but no, the Zipper was more appealing. I've just ordered a replacement - when it arrives I'll sleep with it under my pillow so this one doesn't get stolen.

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Top Critical Review

“Placed an order for parts five weeks ago, chased, still no response”

Simon W.

I've bought two cars from Nitrotek, and now need some spare parts - I placed an order over five weeks ago, with payment taken immediately. I've chased three times via email to their support desk as there's no other way of contacting them whilst they work from home, but have received no response. One of the cars cannot be used until the parts arrive. Customer service needs to improve greatly if you want repeat custom.

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Reviews (637)




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1 review
0 helpful votes
January 18th, 2020
I purchased a condor for my son for Christmas and everything went smooth until I needed a refund for the fuel they could not deliver to me... very reluctant to refund me but after a few emails I got it returned... ordering system brilliant customer service not so good but not bad... if they cant provide the answer transfer me to accounts who does have the answer but apparently this isn't possible as they dont take calls... overall I must say it was a decent purchasing experience and I have since bought from them again...
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0 helpful votes
April 22nd, 2020
Great for parts always received mine on time when given and great choice of different cars my boy loves is very fast
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0 helpful votes
May 23rd, 2020
Your page is very well laid out and clear to see the parts for sale for individual cars would recommend this website to friends family and other people. Fairly priced unfortunately didnt mange to get everything I was after. My order number 130026368
1 review
0 helpful votes
April 25th, 2020
Large inventory of a whole range of parts and accessories (less so for older parts like my own) and prices to match. Fast and affordable postage is also a plus.
1 review
0 helpful votes
June 30th, 2020
Great Prices and quick to ship! Make sure you register before you checkout because it seems to be trickier after the purchase.
1 review
0 helpful votes
January 10th, 2020
I've had to buy wheel inserts as didn't have no wheels in stock but happy with them. Could you please order some more stock in. Thanks
1 review
0 helpful votes
March 16th, 2020
Overall nitro-tek is a good company apart from needs a better courier company. waiting all day for parcelforce and didn't come as parcelforce said.
1 review
0 helpful votes
August 2nd, 2020
i have just shop with this shop and so far so good just hope my scooter is as good as there on line shop
1 review
0 helpful votes
July 23rd, 2020
Thankyou, your site was clear and easy to negotiate. I've ordered the bike of my dreams with no fuss
1 review
0 helpful votes
June 19th, 2020
found easy access to all products that i was interested in, easy checkout as weel and papypal credit access is excellent :)
order #130028468
1 review
0 helpful votes
January 17th, 2020
Raise a query with customer services over a spare part and recieved a response within 48 hours with the correct part identified.
1 review
0 helpful votes
December 14th, 2019
On the downside a bit too much out of stock for too long too often, but on the plus side overall great to deal with, website is easy to navigate, good knowledge of products, presales and aftersales support is very good, quick delivery from order, any issues quickly sorted. 130017138
1 review
0 helpful votes
December 10th, 2019
Found what wanted and was super easy to navigate site and even free fast delivery. Loads of extra bits to add when you find the right one for you to make the car even more customised to your requirements.
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0 helpful votes
May 2nd, 2019
I read bad reviews about this company but I still went a bought a petrol car from them at a very good price. The car was well packaged and the box in good condition. Just ordered another car from them, fingers crossed lol.

Your Order #130006543 (placed on 2 May 2019 01:47:52 BST)
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0 helpful votes
June 16th, 2019
Reason for the not perfect score: Recently purchased an RC Nitro car for my sons birthday and I was a bit put out by the quality of the product itself as the shell that comes with the car which has the holes for access pre-cut for the engine starter and timing needle, Re fueling and top of the engine , however the problem is the holes cut are not even close especially the timing needle and the shell will look awful near the pull start and top of engine where the holes will join not to mention the fuel filling. You be the judge I have attached a picture.

I would like to say that the customer service was very prompt in their response, however I was told in my case that this is how the product is delivered to them and there is nothing they can do to help rectify a manufacturing defect and or help towards a new shell for this car which is an additional £19.99. Factor this in when purchasing an ACME Condor RC Car

Hopefully I cab get the £5 discount offered for writing a review for this order number 130008749 which will go towards a new shell to make this a nice entry RC Car.

At least i will get to show my son how to mark out and cut a new shell
1 review
0 helpful votes
January 29th, 2018
Very happy with my perches of my monster truck beetle, shame that there wasn't more choice though! But would still recommend
1 review
0 helpful votes
September 11th, 2019
Great products , fast shipping , helpful and friendly service with Good feedback on shipping details #130012799
1 review
0 helpful votes
September 12th, 2017
Uploading images and tech information is so simple, communication is simple but not really helpful, these goods are brilliant uploaded 16 at first to see what response I got, received loads of viewings and my first order within 10 days. Brilliant. Make sure you know the procedure as trade communication is via email only, they will not or cannot assist on the phone

Tip for consumers: Dont get frustrated with this site it needs tweaking

1 review
0 helpful votes
March 7th, 2019
Good service... had to wait 5 days as my money was taken for no reason... then when i got the money back was able to order it...
1 review
0 helpful votes
April 24th, 2019
I have used NitroTek on several occasions and they have a comprehensive stock of spares to support the Raptor Truggy I bought from them 2/3years ago. (Spares purchase order no.130005436)
1 review
1 helpful vote
June 23rd, 2018
#100062059, good overall however I really wanted the self build version of this one but the site always said out of stock its like it never gets updated.
1 review
0 helpful votes
March 29th, 2018
Good communication, item delivered promptly and as described. Offered best price option for delivery. Would definitely recommend for fast reliable delivery of spare parts for RC car. Only improvement would be to have free delivery for small packages.
1 review
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February 1st, 2018
Really easy to use got bit confused with a few parts weren't sure my transaction had gone through but it was my mistake 9 X out of 10 but yeah car runs fine
1 review
0 helpful votes
April 4th, 2018
Lots of stuff to review on the site which was good.
So far I just selected the car, put it in my cart and paid for it using paypal. No issues really in that regards. I await my purchase.

1 review
0 helpful votes
May 23rd, 2018
Happy with every thing I have orded always in working order well packed fast delivery time to.good prices and sale prices too

Q&A (10)


Hi Chloe You can only deal this this dodgy outfit by email and good luck it will be your fault it's broke. Thanks john Am still trying 1 year on ha

By John t.
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Avoid! If anything is wrong with it, you'll get every excuse under the sun for them to deal with it. Plus you#ll have to pay for the return postage, which is illegal btw, pay for the inspection and pay for the return postage! I've been waiting 6 weeks to get my money back for a car that was sent back faulty

By Barry S.
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Hi, if you have any questions about delivery times please contact support@nitrotek.co.uk

By Lauren K.,
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I just preordered also but my experience has been okay I guess every experience is different dont let someone else get you worried let it play out and then you make your own decisions.

By Ebone B.

Is it genuine


Yes got my car with free next day shipping and works great. The car is still breaking in but nothing negative I can say about the car and my overall experience with nitrotek!! :)

By John F.

Good man. I think they are scum, modelsport all the way nitrotek in desperation

By Darren M.

THIS IS A RIP OFF COMPANY I'VE HAD A TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE! I was well within the 14 day refund period but they have totally ignored the refund request I entered on their website. YOU CAN NOT CONTACT THIS COMPANY BY TELEPHONE!! It is a case of what you purchased from them, you are on your own to repair or in my case LOOSE £479.00!!

By Rich W.

You will have to go through their bull$#*! fresh desk email system which is just an excuse to give you the run-around for the next two or three months during which time you get so pissed off (which is what they are counting on) or you up the anti with a "letter before action" (google it!) and threaten to take them to the small claims court which is the only reason I got a refund. I was still down about fifteen quid for postage costs that they never refunded but I cut my losses and ran. Now I just badmouth them every chance I get so people will stay away from them. Good luck, you'll need it!"

By R B.

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