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Tuning your skateboard will greatly help you control the kind of ride you want. There's no right or wrong way to do this – it's all personal preference, and a little experimentation will help you learn what's best for you. Tuning your board involves tightening or loosening the various parts. All trucks use either a 1/2” socket head and a star screwdriver or an allen wrench. You might already have these common tools in the garage. If not, they are easy to find and inexpensive too.