Frequently Asked Questions for Car Drifting Lesson Malaysia
1. Do I need reservations?
We strongly suggest that you book your lesson as far in advance as possible. Our car drifting lesson fill up quickly, especially during the peak season like weekends and public holidays. All lessons we offer are by advance reservation only, please check our description for more details.
2. What is car drifting?
Drifting is a driving technique and motorsport where the driver intentionally oversteers the car, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels through corners, while preserving vehicle control and a high exit speed.
Before you go to drift, you need to be aware of several things:
- Drifting is considered dangerous and illegal on street.
- There will be some potential mechanics breakdown to your car if you do too many times without proper maintenance to the car.
- Always practice where you are permitted to, or go to local drifting events where there are experienced drifters who can instruct you so you don't get caught by the authority and enforcement.
- Prefer Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) type cars with LSD (Limited Slip Differential).
So are you ready to drift? There are several techniques that can help you initiate your drift. After your car started to slide, the rest is all about your steering and gas pedal control.
3. What Drift Techniques will I learn?
Hand brake technique
This is usually the easiest and most common way to start off with. All beginners will have to get familiar with this technique first. If you are scared at first, you should also practice this technique until you are not afraid of the car is sliding.
Turn in an empty lot, set up a cone in the middle. Drive up to the cone and rip the handbrake when you have almost approached the cone in an attempt to do a 180 turn. Practice until you are no more and no less than 180 degrees from where you started. Remember to practice both left and right 180 degrees.
Turn It's very similar to 180 degrees turn, but this requires controlling how hard your rip the ebrake. Practice until you are no more and no less than 90 degrees from where you started. Make sure to keep your car going after the drift.
360 Degrees Turn (Donut) Now, this is more of acceleration and handbrake control together. You start the same ways you are going to do a 180. Once your car starts to drift, you need to tap on your gas pedal to give a little more spin to your rear tires so your drift can keep going. This is often a little hard for beginners, because too much gas will cause your car to oversteer too quickly, and too little gas will not make your car keeps sliding. You need to get a feel to this and keep modulating the gas pedal in order to maintain a nice 360 degrees turn around the cone and not hitting it or being too far from the cone. Practice in both clockwise and counterclockwise motion.
After you have mastered all three, then you should be very comfortable drifting around all kinds of corners with ebrake technique. Remember gas and steering control play a very important part in drifting, and practice makes perfect. If you happen to spin out your car or loss control, don't be disappointed, just learn from your mistake.
One last thing I would like to point out is that drifting really can damage your car very quickly, and car maintenance is really important. If you are serious about drifting, you should prepare your car in order to sustain all the drifting activities and damage. A lot of your mechanic parts will wear out very fast. It's considered best if you replace better performance parts for your car, not only it can help you learn drifting faster, it also provides better performance. If you don't have any mechanic skills, perhaps you should buy a Factory Service Manual for your car. You can learn from the manual and build up your mechanical knowledge about cars. It really comes very handily in every way if you encounter any car problems or you want to upgrade your car parts, because in the manual it teaches you to step by step procedures on how to do these types of things.
4. Is car drifting safe?
Yes, if you know what you're doing and go through proper training.
5. If I only have 1 person, can I still book the package?
Yes! This package is designed for one person. 2 or 3 person sharing is just for you to split the cost and share with your friends or family who love car drifting sport like you.
6. Do I need to be physically fit?
Although it may look like drift car drivers do not need to be physically fit to drive a car around a track, they actually require a high level of fitness to withstand the great inertial forces when moving at speeds.
Being physically fit makes you stay on track when racing within long mile courses. Having high stamina gives you the ability to drive and stay in the circuit for long hours. Being perfectly fit also increases your alertness when going into tight curve lines.
Basically, a slim-fit type racer gains an advantage against heavier muscular types of race drivers because every pound of a racer can affect the race car’s speed in quick turning and drifting while heavier race car drivers have better chances of drifting in tracks when turning into tight curve lines. The overall weight of the race car, which includes the race car driver, determines the top speed of the vehicle.
7. What should I wear?
Casual & Smart: Trousers, short or long jeans, t-shirt. Rubber shoes, sneakers and/or driving shoes. Sleeveless, singlet, mini skirt, hot pants and heels are strictly not allowed.
8. What happens if there is bad weather?
Car drifting is good on a rainy day. The rainy day will save the tires, and allow you to practice at slower speeds. The lesson or drift experience still carries on unless heavy rain and thunderstorm. In the case of drift is impossible or cancellation, guests are offered the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.
9. What meals are provided and what is for lunch?
The instructor will go and order takeaway food nearby. Just let your instructor know what types of food you want to eat.
10. What does the package rate cover?
Brief theory of drift car and track. A drift car, experience drifter, track rental, safety drifting equipment for passengers, tire on standby, car mechanic, and car towing.
11. How do I book the Car Drifting Lesson?
You can book the Car Drifting lesson by filling the Booking Form on our website. If you have any questions about the lesson before booking, please call or WhatsApp our General Line for assistant at
12. How early should I arrive beforehand to meeting point?
Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your lesson. If you are not familiar with the area you may want to allow some extra time before your departure time. Make sure to get good directions before you leave home (we provide Google & Waze Map in your Confirmation Email).
FYI: Be sure to take your instructor or OXBOLD contact number info with you. All lessons start at the set scheduled and times if you are late or you have missed the lesson. Make sure you are familiar with our booking policies.
13. What happens on a typical Car Drifting Lesson?
Your lesson begins when you meet your instructor at the meeting point and time. Follow the SOP and make sure you have done all the necessary parts before meeting up with your car drift instructor.
The instructor will help you to prepare your car, refill petrol and check the car condition ready for start the lesson. Follow up, some briefing of car drift theory and safety aspect you should know during the lesson in-car track. Depends on the number of people you book this lesson, if more than one person, one of you will take a turn after a few round of drifting, or both of you will have a break for some water and chat to let the car engine rest more overheat before continuing the lesson.
14. Do I have insurance coverage for my lesson?
Insurance is optional however, we highly recommended you get it. You can purchase insurance coverage for your lesson with us. Insurance is non-refundable once it's issued.