Delivery Info

FAQ - Buyer's Guide

How much is delivery and how long will it take?

Delivery is a free next day service across most of the UK. Orders with cleared payments by 3pm will be despatched same day for next working day delivery.

Please visit the Delivery Page for further information.

Can I personalise the number plates on the car?

Yes, personalised front and rear number plates are included in the price, simply add the details at stage 2 of the checkout process. This is all part of the driver pack that you'll receive separately in the post, it includes a driving license, tax disc and some other fun documents.

What are the differences between licensed and budget ride on cars?

Toys Toys licensed vehicles are manufactured under supervision from the parent car company’s engineers in Italy. These brands include Ferrari, Porsche Lamborghini etc. The build quality, paintwork and electrics are of a higher standard and are noticeably better than the budget range.
A car from the budget range may have small indentations, pressure marks, slight pigment differences, misaligned stickers, small scuffs or scratches present. Whilst the build quality might be lower the budget ride ons are great value for money and are packed with features such as, lights, remote control, music systems and more.
We also stock other Licensed vehicles manufactured by Rastar and Dongma. These are again fully endorsed by the parent companies and carry the genuine badges on them.
These items enable you to own a licensed product with the much sort after features such MP3 input, lights, remote control and more.
These factories production costs are less and this is reflected in the price as they have lots of features but are cheaper than Italian produced items. Rastar products are manufactured to a very high standard and are easy to assemble.
Dongma Licensed products although painted, may have small bodywork imperfections and require more assembly depending on the model. This is reflected in the price when compared a 12v Toys Toys product without any features that costs much more.
Each Licensed product includes the manufacturer name on the product page if you are unsure.

What are the differences between 6 and 12 volt ride on cars?

The main differences are weight or age range, the surfaces they can drive over, run times and speed. 12 Volt ride ons will perform better on surfaces such as tarmac and grass, 6 Volt ride ons are for use on flat hard tarmac surfaces. 12 volt cars will generally take more weight so will operate at a higher age range. 3-5 years for 6 volt and 3-7 or 8 years for 12 volt. Age ranges are only estimated as children vary in shape and size. On average 6 volt cars will operate for 30-60 minutes, 12 volt cars will on average operate for 1-2 hours. Again these times will vary depending on certain factors such as weight and the surface the car is being driven over. A 6 volt battery will operate the ride on at about 3mph. A 12 volt will go about 5mph.

I've seen some other models on different websites that aren't on Kids Cars Direct, why is this?

There are many companies importing ride on cars that don't have the required European safety certificates. The chances are if it's not on our website then it might not meet the necessary safety standards.

Is there much assembly required?

The Toys Toys licensed ride ons come assembled usually only requiring the steering wheel and seat to be fitted. Other brands of Licensed vehicles and the budget range products require some assembly depending on the model.

This could include windscreens, roll bars, wheels, steering wheel, seat, axles and mirrors.

Can I leave the battery on charge?

No, Battery charge time must not exceed 10 hours or permanent damage to the cells will occur. The battery should also be charged every month when not in use.

What are the best surfaces for my ride on car to operate on?

12 Volt ride ons will go on most surfaces (tarmac, grass, gravel etc) 6 Volt ride ons are for use on flat hard tarmac surfaces. Pedal cars can be driven on any surface that your child can pedal on.

How fast will my ride on car go?

This will depend on the battery power. A 6 volt battery will operate the ride on at about 3mph. A 12 volt will go about 5mph.

How does a remote control car work?

Some models come with parental remote controls. This means the car can be operated by an adult with full control of the steering and forward or reverse direction. All of these cars also have a foot pedal for the child to operate themselves when they are able to do so.