Welcome to Idle Car, the idle car mechanic game that lets you build your own cars from scratch. When we say from scratch, we really mean it – you will start out with the smallest components, then work your way up to the chassis of the car.
Your car’s power is determined by your parts, so you can fine tune your car exactly how you want it. Our Idle Car tips and tricks will show you how to earn lots of units so that you can build many parts quickly.
Idle Car, much like any other idle game, requires a lot of waiting around. So, lots of patience is needed here but other than let’s get started with our Idle Car cheats, tips and tricks strategy guide to earn lots of units!
Use the spark plug to generate units!
The first course of actions is to familiarize yourself with Idle Car’s interface. Below are all of the options to upgrade your car’s components, and above it are all the temporary boosts.
Near the right side of the screen is the spark plug – you can tap this to earn some units immediately. You can upgrade the amount of units earned from each tap later, but when you are just sitting around it helps to tap the spark plug button as much as possible.
Build onto your car as needed!
New mechanics will start off with the sedan. The first components you will build are the car’s tires, power distribution, and brake system. If you notice, before you can unlock the next component, you need to have the previous components upgraded enough.
This is the game’s main loop: upgrade until you can earn lots of units, then check what you need to upgrade for the next component, then aim for that.
Activate the temporary boosts!
You can use two boosts to help your mechanic job a little easier. The first boost is the Nitros, which doubles all unit income for 300 seconds. You can earn these for free from the Speedometer, or you can watch an advertisement or pay gems to activate it.
The second boost is the Turbo Boost. This thing will fast forward time in the blink of an eye and give you all of the units you would have generated through that time normally. This is good for when you really need to upgrade something fast.
Like the Nitros, you can watch an advertisement or use gems to activate this. Use both of these boosts wisely!
Activate the permanent boosts!
In addition to the temporary boosts, we also have the permanent boosts. Look for the little toolbox icon at the bottom right corner of the screen, and it will take you to the permanent boosts. Here, you can upgrade things like the amount of units generated by sparks, the amount of units generated when you are offline and away from the game, and so forth.
The more important permanent boosts are the individual component boosts. These boosts can be upgraded five times, and when fully maxed out, generates 25% more units for you.
For example, when you upgrade the boost from tires all the way, your tires will be performing 25% better no matter what level they are at. Of course, the higher they are, the more units you will receive.
Take a spin on the Speedometer!
The Speedometer is basically a prize wheel. Take a spin on it and see what you win! Your first spin is free, but after that you have to pay gems or watch an advertisement to spin.
You can earn gems, free Nitros, and free Turbo Boosts from the Speedometer. If you need a little boost and want to try your luck, try spinning the wheel!
Prestige after you have played for a bit!
Tap the trophy icon at the top left to perform a “prestige”. When you prestige, you will reset all of your progress back to zero, but in return you will gain a permanent boost to the amount of units your creations generate.
Before you confirm the prestige, you can see exactly how much of a multiplier you will get. Your prestige multiplier bonus increases by 0.05 every three minutes, so the longer you play, the bigger your prestige bonus will be.
Because of this, we recommend only prestiging once you have played for a while.
That’s all for Idle Car! If you have any other idling tips or tricks to share, let us know in the comments below.