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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Roof Rack

Roof racks are fundamentally open storage platforms for your vehicle.

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How to Attach a Roof Rack?

A roof rack provides extra storage space for luggage and other objects, as well as bicycles and other recreational tools. To sturdy your personal items to the rack, the rack must be properly secured or screwed into the roof of the car. The roof rack then becomes a part of the vehicle.

How to Load Two Hobie Kayaks on Roof Racks?

Instructions for fitting a homemade "loading bar" to aid loading of two Hobie kayaks onto car roof racks, particularly such that one unassisted adult can load and unload the kayaks. Fit conventional "square bar" or "aero bar" roof racks to...

How Do I Choose the Best Bicycle Rack for an SUV?

Unlike a bike rack for a car, a bicycle rack for an SUV usually is not mounted on the roof of the vehicle, since SUVs tend to be quite high off the ground. The bike rack is therefore less accessible if it is mounted on the roof, so a bicycle rack for an SUV will need to be mounted in another location.

How to Strap Your Canoe or Kayak to a Roof Rack?

The first step in tieing your canoe or kayak down to your car is to lay the kayak straps over each bar. Thread each strap underneath and around each bar and let the kayak straps lay flat against your vehicle.

Factory Installed Roof Rack

A factory installed roof rack is a rack that fits on the roof of the car that is made by and installed by the manufacturer of the vehicle. Factory installed roof racks generally consist of two crossbars and sometimes two bars that run from front to back on the roof of the car that support the crossbars.

How to Fix a Leaking Roof Rack?

A leaking roof rack will cause damage to the interior of your vehicle. Over time, a leak will ruin the head liner, carpets, and seats. Fix a leak in the roof of a vehicle immediately after you notice itto avoid permanent damage. Holes drilled for mounting a roof rack should be waterproofed to prevent or fix a leak.

Roof Rack or Hitch Rack: What's the right choice?

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